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Conveyancing in Tunstall Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/04/17

The closest airport to Tunstall is Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport. The closest station to Tunstall is Norton Bridge, around 6 miles away.

Newport is a nearby hospital for Tunstall.

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We are looking for the cheapest conveyancing quote. What should I check?

A.

The lack of clarity surrounding this issue catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many property lawyers purport to offer cheap conveyancing, but additional fees will be included in the terms. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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I am purchasing in Tunstall. Can we find out whether the property is in a designated conservation area?

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Parts of Tunstall considered be of 'special architectural and historic interest', like country house estates, may be defined as areas of conservation. The local authority will be able to provide more details about local areas of conservation, and the solicitor handling your purchase will confirm potential liability for unauthorised works.

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We are using a lender in Staffordshire, and need to know which Tunstall lenders your lawyers work with. Whose panels are you on?

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We have worked alongside most lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Tunstall, such as IMS, 2 St. Helens St, Ipswich, IP4 1HJ, Ipswich Mortgage Centre, 7 Great Colman St, Ipswich, IP4 2AA, and Aston Mortage Solutions, Southgate House/Plough Rd, Great Bentley, Colchester, CO7 8LG.

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When I am purchasing a Tunstall property on the same road as a 1300s glebe, is it important that I get a chancel search?

Chancel repair liability can require home owners to fund maintenance of nearby church land. Following the Land Registration Act 2002, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. Your solicitor will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Tunstall church properties include All Saints, Christ Church, St John the Baptist and St John the Baptist.

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How much is the council tax on a mid-terrace Band E home in Tunstall?

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You should be supply your house's council tax band within the conveyancing report on title. Council tax rates for properties in Tunstall are set out online at the Stoke-on-Trent local authority website. At the time of writing (18 September 2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £952.00
  • Band B - £1,111.00
  • Band C - £1,270.00
  • Band D - £1,429.00
  • Band E - £1,746.00
  • Band F - £2,064.00
  • Band G - £2,381.00
  • Band H - £2,857.00

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How many weeks will we plan for the conveyancing process require in Tunstall?

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For the majority of clients, the amount of time taken to transfer a property does vary, affected by a range of factors such as if the property being bought or sold is leasehold. With Homeward Legal, every purchase receives communicative and proactive service, resulting in the fastest possible outcome.

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What makes sale conveyancing to take weeks to complete?

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The conveyancing process will sometimes be lengthy. Homeward Legal understand that these can cause considerable stress and aim to reduce the consequences of these delays if it can be achieved.

Q.

In regards to the major flooding last year in the Midlands, I am thinking that property conveyancing searches won't be detailed enough?

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A diligent property lawyer in Tunstall will consider get additional thorough flood searches if the environmental conveyancing searches spots a Tunstall area flood risk

You may be able to contact a future neighbour for additional assurance if you are still worried.

 
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