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Conveyancing in Tiverton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Tiverton's closest train station is Tiverton Parkway. The nearest airport to Tiverton is Exeter International Airport.

Tiverton & District is a nearby hospital to Tiverton.

Q.

We need the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Tiverton. and what is included?

A.

Several solicitors promote supposedly cheap conveyancing. However additional fees will be included in the terms, left unread by preoccupied buyers The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.

Q.

Is there anything we are supposed to do to make our Tiverton conveyancing faster?

A.

Firstly, fast Tiverton conveyancing is essential to is to employing a proactive and experienced property lawyer. There are a number of things you as the buyer can also do to speed up the process. These include:

  • arranging your mortgage offer
  • requesting status updates from the property lawyer regularly
  • promptly answering your property lawyer's questions (by email if possible)

Q.

The current owner looks to have added unsuitable window frames on the building which might break the Godshill conservation area criteria.

A.

Your conveyancing solicitor should determine whether the property is within a designated conservation area, and if so whether any modifications have the appropriate consents from the local planning authority.

Q.

What type of inquiry into the risk and history of flooding in the Devon area will a Tiverton conveyancing solicitor give an account of?

An important step in the legal due diligence process carried out when buying a property involves your conveyancer making an application for environmental searches that set out details about the potential the local Tiverton flood risk.

Q.

We are hoping to be moving from our semi detached property in Tiverton into our next property in Teignmouth . What is the best point to select a home removal firm?

A.

Homeward Legals advice is to put off arranging the removals company until both sides have confirmed the moving date which occurs once contracts are signed. Try South West Removals, 19 Sideling Fields, Tiverton, EX16 4HG Call: 01884 254567 or Bassants Removals & Storage, 15 Pinnex Moor Rd, Tiverton, EX16 6JN Telephone: 07814 418317.

Q.

Does my conveyancing solicitor in Tiverton tell me about the amount of council tax to be paid for a Band F house before completing on the purchase?

A.

The property lawyer will liaise with the appropriate council to ask about the latest council tax charges which will then be set out in the conveyancing report on title.

The correct rates for Tiverton are listed at the Mid Devon council site. On 11 September 2012 the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,044.00
  • Band B - £1,218.00
  • Band C - £1,392.00
  • Band D - £1,566.00
  • Band E - £1,914.00
  • Band F - £2,262.00
  • Band G - £2,610.00
  • Band H - £3,132.00

Q.

Which local authority looks after Tiverton?

A.

Tiverton is located in Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6PP, Call: 01884 255 255

Q.

I plan to purchase a rectory in Stowford. Will a chancel search be necessary?

A.

Your conveyancing solicitor might recommend a chancel search, irrespective of the parish where the property being bought is found. Through some church councils have decided to exact chancel repairs on the current owners of land subject to chancel liability, it cannot be guaranteed that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will continue to be free from liability. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.

 
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