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Conveyancing in Tenterden Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/10/17

Lydd Airport is 13 miles from Tenterden. Rochester Airport is 21 mile away and the nearest train station to Tenterden is Appledore.

West View Tenterden is the closest hospital for Tenterden.

Q.

How do we find the best conveyancing rates for a £689k home?

A.

Lack of clarity over this matter catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many firms promote supposedly cheap conveyancing, however additional costs may be added into the solicitor's terms. Costs included in the terms ought to be reasonable.

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What is the council tax on a Thirties detached Band C property in Tenterden?

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Almost always a report on title should include the relevant Ashford council tax band. Council tax rates for residents of Tenterden are detailed at the Ashford council site. On, 20 July 2012, rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £942.00
  • Band B - £1,099.00
  • Band C - £1,256.00
  • Band D - £1,413.00
  • Band E - £1,727.00
  • Band F - £2,042.00
  • Band G - £2,356.00
  • Band H - £2,827.00

Q.

Do your property lawyers a lot of experience at the conveyancing for property auction properties in Tenterden?

A.

Our firm frequently take instructions from buyers and sellers at auction. We strongly suggest auction buyers to choose their lawyer well in advance of the date of the auction to allow adequate time for a full review of the legal papers. Post property auction date, the lawyer will be fully prepared to get through the conveyancing process within the usual 28 days, a normal requirement of auction conditions.

Q.

My partner and I are intending to buy in Tenterden, and need to know if there are any conservation areas.

A.

With 9300 conservation areas in England, the areas around Tenterden will include a range of areas of historical merit designated as protected. Your solicitor will be able to offer more information and address the consequences of purchasing property in a conservation area.

Q.

Should I employ the conveyancing named by my agent?

A.

If you instruct a solicitor through this route, you may have the advantage of the agent being able to encourage a solicitor to wrap up the process as soon as possible. However, if they are paid a referral fee, some agents may 'recommend' the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.

Q.

For fast legal work to buy a £129,000 house, how could we speed up our conveyancing process?

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Most importantly, a fast conveyancing transaction is crucial to is to use a experienced solicitor. There are a range of tasks you, as the purchaser, could do, including, calling or emailing your solicitor, and chase them if you suspect any delays, completing all forms as soon as possible and ordering a property survey early in the transaction.

Q.

Can Tenterden brownfield site soil still be contaminated?

A.

Tenterden and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. Also considering issues such as water contaminants such as detergents and acidic compounds, contaminants affecting Tenterden property will be factored into an environmental search.

Q.

How early should I arrange a conveyancer?

A.

Whether you are buying or selling in Tenterden, the faster you instruct the better, as there are several tasks which may be carried out immediately. Prompt instruction of a solicitor to act for you on your Tenterden transaction can reduce the likelihood of the other side pulling out.