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Conveyancing in Thrapston Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 10/10/17

Thrapston's nearest train station is Kettering. The nearest airport to Thrapston is Cambridge City Airport.

Cransley Hospice Kettering is the nearest hospital to Thrapston.

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How do we find fixed rate conveyancing in Thrapston?

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Numerous conveyancers claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing, but extra charges are frequently hidden in small print. Any charges should be reasonable and clear and only come into force where your solicitor is required to complete extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.

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I have found plenty of very helpful documents going into great depth on how to do DIY conveyancing. Do we need to instruct a solicitor in Thrapston ?

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There is absolutely no argument why a seller cant apply this approach and conceivably take care of the bulk of the legal process without an experienced Thrapston conveyancing solicitor.

However, a conveyancing solicitor in Thrapston is familiar with a long list of functions ranging from chasing any missing replies/clarifications to enquiries and ensuring the seller is the rightful owner which require the relevant training. Even more importantly amateur lawyers are not covered by suitable insurance that all legal firms are duty bound to carry.

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Can you address how to get out of paying out for stamp duty land tax?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is usually payable on home purchases sold for over one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Stamp duty avoidance should not be considered when purchasing in Thrapston. These schemes are often uneconomical and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed. There have been a small number of legal initiatives, such as relief for buyers in 'disadvantaged areas'.

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How much time may we allow for conveyancing need, in your opinion?

For most residential property, the time taken to sell or purchase a residence varies, dependent on numerous factors including if the lender requires specific searches. Our conveyancing solicitors ensure your sale, purchase or remortgage receives communicative and proactive service, resulting in the fastest possible outcome.

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With a property ready to buy , how do we arrange fast conveyancing?

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Finding a proactive conveyancer is the key to moving faster. You should consider:

  • Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?
  • What methods of communication do they use? Posting documents can adds days of waiting to a purchase.
  • Do they order searches immediately?

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The estate agent we're using in Kibworth has offered the firm of solicitors. Will it be faster to instruct them?

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Both agents and mortgage brokers may refer a conveyancing solicitor, however, these referrals must be compared with other local solicitors, or better-value firms found online, as it may be the case that the agent recommends the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.

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How much is the council tax on a period converted Band G building in Thrapston?

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You should be informed about your house's council tax band as part of the conveyancer's title report. The correct rates for residents of Thrapston are set out in detail at the Kettering council website. At the time of authoring on 01 February 2013 rates are:

  • Band A - £953.00
  • Band B - £1,112.00
  • Band C - £1,270.00
  • Band D - £1,429.00
  • Band E - £1,747.00
  • Band F - £2,065.00
  • Band G - £2,382.00
  • Band H - £2,859.00

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What causes the sale conveyancing process to take weeks to complete?

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The legal work required to buy or sell property can be exposed to significant delays even in the best of circumstances. The delays are beyond the solicitors' power, we, however, know how distracting such delays can be and strive to lessen the consequences of these delays by pushing all parties involved. Delays may include waiting for a mortgage offer.