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Conveyancing in Torrington Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/07/17

Exeter International Airport is 35 miles from Torrington. and the closest station to Torrington is Chapelton, around 7 miles away.

Torrington Cottage is the closest hospital for Torrington.

Q.

We need a low cost conveyancing quote. What should be watch out for?

A.

Various conveyancers advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing, but extra fees are often hiding in the small print, left unread by preoccupied buyers Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid must also be stated on a conveyancing quote Any additional fees which are listed in terms and conditions ought to be fair and reasonable. They only apply in cases where your solicitor must complete additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Torrington?

A.

Torrington is located in Torridge District Council, Manor Offices North Road, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 6DJ, contact: 01409 253336

Q.

Are there service providers who remediate contaminated topsoil in Torrington?

A.

Remediation of contaminated land in Torrington can often be possible, although it can be expensive, local government is usually responsible. For more detail, contact J R Turf, Bakers Farm, Torrington, EX38 7ES.

Q.

Will our Torrington conveyancing solicitor in form me about the amount to be paid of council tax on a Band E cottage before completing on the purchase?

A.

Your solicitor will liaise with the Torridge local council to reveal the most up to date council tax charges which will then be detailed in the title report. Up-to-date rates for residents of Torrington are set out in detail at the Torridge council site. At the time of writing on 14 September 2012 rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £1,021.00
  • Band B - £1,192.00
  • Band C - £1,362.00
  • Band D - £1,532.00
  • Band E - £1,873.00
  • Band F - £2,213.00
  • Band G - £2,553.00
  • Band H - £3,064.00

Q.

When in the conveyancing process do we need to instruct a conveyancer?

A.

In the vast majority of cases, instructing as early as possible is better. Early instruction of a firm to act on your Torrington sale or purchase could mitigate the chance of the sale or purchase aborting.

Q.

Is it dangerous to avoid paying stamp duty on a house?

A.

We strongly advise against any stamp duty mitigation scheme, as such schemes are costly and very risky.

Q.

What specific searches does the conveyancing solicitor in Torrington carry out when instructed on a Torrington flat?

A.

The routine legal protocol will be to get Local Authority (council), Drainage and Water Search, Environmental, Tin Search and Clay Search as well as any specific searches, which may include a Chancel Check.

Q.

Which Torrington lender panels are your solicitors members of?

A.

We work with the majority of lenders assisting Torrington buyers. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Mortgage Shop, 13 Gold St, Tiverton, EX16 6QB, Beadells, Kildare, Roadwater, Watchet, TA23 0RG, and Wyatt Michael, Queensgate Ho/48 Queen St, Exeter, EX4 3SR.

 
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