What are the reasons why the conveyancing work takes so long?
The conveyancing process could take more time than budgeted. We work hard to reduce the consequences of these delays by proactively handling all enquiries. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as slow third parties such as landlords or managing agents.
We are buying in Stow on the Wold on a new development brownfield site. Is the soil likely to remain contaminated by waste minerals like mercury (Hg)?
Stow on the Wold industrial or agricultural can cause top-soil contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as water contaminants such as silage and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs).
I would like to know which Stow on the Wold lenders your conveyancing solicitors work with. Which panels are you on?
Most lenders in Stow on the Wold are on our solicitors' panels. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Knott Adrian, 111 Charlton La, Cheltenham, GL53 9EE, CPM Bespoke Mortgages Ltd, 2 The Hayloft/Far Peak, Northleach, Cheltenham, GL54 3JL, and BDM Financial Consultants Ltd, Selsey View/68 Peghouse Rise, Stroud, GL5 1UR. The property lawyer handling your case should be able to advise further.
What specific things do I need to look out for if I’m buying a house on the coast?
With worsening weather and floods now becoming increasingly commonplace, with the media remarking on it in depth, buying a property that has a likelihood of flooding is a difficult decision to make. Not only is there the issue of cleaning up if it does flood, but insurance premiums will be much higher (and perhaps even prohibitive).
For homes in coastal areas, there is also the problem of coastal erosion, where some properties have been seen to literally fall into the sea.
However, the good news is that picking a home in a coastal region doesn’t automatically mean that it’s going to be subject to flooding or that it’s eventually going to slip into the sea. The searches ordered by your conveyancing solicitor will identify the level of risk associated with the property and, based on this, your solicitor may recommend that you take out specialist reports (e.g. from Landmark or other organisations) to get a more in-depth description of the risks and options. These are in addition to the standard set and will be charged to you as a disbursement at cost.
Your surveyor will also be able to identify evidence of previous floods and other problems during their inspection and provide advice in their report. If the problems are considered sufficiently severe, the surveyor may also note the specifics for further investigation by your conveyancing solicitor.
An unanticipated event demand that we have to exchange contracts on the legal process a share of freehold flat very quickly, do Homeward Legal have any extra especially fast Stow on the Wold solicitors ?
Generally property solicitors can be too lackadaisical which adds large amounts of uncertainty to the property conveyancing process.
Homeward Legal only introduce you to conveyancing property lawyers that always efficiently communicate from the beginning to the end of the property chain . In addition our panel of property lawyers are chosen because they always use premier integrated and information technology systems to exchange on the legal work with minimal stress.
How much is the council tax on a detached Band F property in Stow on the Wold?
You should be advised on your house's council tax band with the conveyancer's title report. Correct charges for residents of Stow on the Wold are tabled at the Tewkesbury local authority website. At the time of writing (10 September 2012) band rates are:
- Band A - £957.00
- Band B - £1,117.00
- Band C - £1,276.00
- Band D - £1,436.00
- Band E - £1,755.00
- Band F - £2,074.00
- Band G - £2,393.00
- Band H - £2,872.00
Do I need to instruct the firm of solicitors suggested by the estate agent in Stow on the Wold?
It is common practice for estate agents to refer a law firm to handle your conveyancing. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, there is a risk that an agent may choose whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the best value for you.
If we plan to buy in the parish of Oddington, are we advised to get a chancel search?
A conveyancing solicitor may suggest a chancel search. Although some Parochial Church Councils have exercised their right to exact chancel repairs on the current owners of affected property, there is no guarantee that a parish where repair costs have not been paid before will remain liability-free for new owners. For property in the parish of Oddington, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.