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Conveyancing in Tavistock Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 25/07/17

Gunnislake train station is around 4 miles from Tavistock. The nearest airport to Tavistock is Plymouth City Airport.

Tavistock is a nearby hospital for Tavistock.

Q.

How do we get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Tavistock?

A.

Many online and high street property lawyers claim to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional charges may be added into the terms which home owners may have not read carefully Additional costs needs to be fair.

Q.

Does my assigned Tavistock lawyer report back to me about the amount of council tax to be paid for a Band E cottage before completing on the purchase?

A.

Your property lawyer will approach the governing council to ask about the current council tax rates, which will then be included in the title report. The latest council tax charges for Tavistock are detailed on the West Devon council website. On, 26 September 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,067.00
  • Band B - £1,245.00
  • Band C - £1,423.00
  • Band D - £1,601.00
  • Band E - £1,957.00
  • Band F - £2,313.00
  • Band G - £2,669.00
  • Band H - £3,202.00

Q.

We are buying a 1930s house in the boundary of conservation area in Tavistock, how does one find details in relation to the present standard of upkeep?

A.

English Heritage have assembled a list on the state of repair of conservation areas in addition to the risk

of a worsening of the condition of the area. Local conservation areas are created by the local authority (West Devon) who administer everything from the upkeep of public spaces to plastic box signs.

Q.

If we plan to buy in the parish of Werrington, should we get a chancel search?

A.

Your lawyer may suggest a chancel search. In Tavistock's much older areas, chancel repair dues can be collected on the current owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils may have not done so in the past.

Q.

Is contaminated land a concern for the majority of properties in Tavistock?

A.

Land could be contaminated by a wide range of environmental factors, and factors such as radioactive substances in the region or local waste transfer sites will be detailed in an appropriate search. Land/ Premises At, Hayedown Ind Est, Devon, PL19 0NN is one such potential cause of local contamination.

Q.

Which individual searches does a Tavistock property lawyer order for a Tavistock flat?

A.

The normal legal protocol will be to obtain Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environment Search, Tin Mining Search and China Clay Search and perhaps less common searches such as HS8.

Q.

We are purchasing a 1950's property, should we have searches done?

A.

Searches are a commonly-used pack of enquiries performed on your behalf, which may include a British waterways search. Searches are not surveys and do not include information relating to a property's structure.

Q.

How many weeks can be accounted for the conveyancing process usually need, in your experience?

A.

The length of time required to buy or sell residential property may vary, according to a number of issues, for example, if you plan to take out a mortgage. Our lawyers work hard to ensure the matter is handled quickly, and to the highest standard of service.

 
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