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Conveyancing in Totton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 27/07/17

Totton is of the M271 junction entry 1 Southbound.

The nearest airport to Totton is Southampton, Mitchell Way Airport (6 miles). Southampton Airport is 7 miles, Bembridge IoW Airport is 24 miles, Sandown IoW Airport is 24 miles and Bournemouth International Airport is 18 miles away and the nearest station to Totton is Totton, almost a mile away.

Woodhaven Totton is the neighbouring hospital.

Q.

Can you confirm your cheapest fee for a £278,000 home? We need a low cost conveyancing estimate.

A.

The confusion over what is, and is not, included in a 'cheap' quote leaves many buyers paying out more than they anticipated in the end. Many property lawyers advertise so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional charges are often hiding in the small print, left unregarded by busy buyers Any additional fees should be fair and clearly defined and only apply to matters if your lawyer must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements ought to be defined on your quote. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

Q.

Are there services who remediate contaminated soil in Totton?

A.

Remediation can often be possible. Speak to Hampshire Turf, 29 Junction Rd, Totton, Southampton, SO40 9HG for more information.

Q.

We are buying on a Totton brownfield land. What should we do regarding lithium soil contamination?

A.

Metal contamination may have occurred throughout Totton, but where substances causing significant pollution of surface waters or groundwater are found the land will be defined as 'contaminated'. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Totton, including local authorities.

Q.

There is a lot of online help on handling the legal work when buying a flat , Might it be imprudent to take care of the conveyancing on a DIY basis without any help?

A.

Should you desire t refer to the various books, you can practically take care of the bulk of the if not all of the your own conveyancing without an instructed property solicitor in Totton. Needless to say solicitors would argue that this would be a very risky idea as do it yourself conveyancers might come a cropper sufficient indemnity insurance that legal practices are obliged to take out.

Q.

Do you have good solicitors that manage residential property auction conveyancing in Totton?

A.

Yes - Our firm is familiar with buyers and sellers at auction. It is not uncommon for difficult to value buildings are sold in property auctions which tend to necessitate deeper examination by the conveyancing lawyer. Homeward Legal therefore strongly encourage that auction buyers instruct the lawyer well before the date of the auction to allow sufficient time for a title report of the sellers legal pack.

Following the auction a solicitor needs to be ready for get through the transaction in 28 days as required by the auction conditions.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Totton?

A.

Totton is located in Southampton City Council, Civic Centre, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 7LY, contact: 02380 833 000

Q.

How much is the council tax on a Thirties end of terrace Band G dwelling in Totton?

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You should be given detail on your new property's council tax band with the conveyancing report on title. Council tax charges for homes in Totton are detailed on the Southampton council site. At the time of writing (17 January 2013) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £965.00
  • Band B - £1,125.00
  • Band C - £1,286.00
  • Band D - £1,447.00
  • Band E - £1,768.00
  • Band F - £2,090.00
  • Band G - £2,411.00
  • Band H - £2,894.00

Q.

For the purchase, my mortgage lender, we have chosen Mortgages 1 Ltd - what do I need to know?

A.

Some lenders have reduced the number of firms on their approved panel, potentially creating increased conveyancing costs for property buyers. We can act for the vast majority of lenders.

 
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