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Conveyancing in Uppingham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/07/17

Tollerton, Nottingham City Airport is 27 miles from Uppingham. The nearest train station to Uppingham is Oakham.

Rutland Memorial is the most convenient hospital to Uppingham.


Do all cheap conveyancing quotes have extra fees? I am trying to find discount conveyancing in Uppingham.


Various law firms claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional charges can increase your final invoice. Extrasfound in the terms should be reasonable and only be applied if the solicitor must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.


We are going to buy a property, and have a quote from you. May there be any hidden fees?


It is unfortunate that the practice of hiding extra costs in the 'small print' is quite common. We will never charge any additional charges. If you are comparing quotes, consider that some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates. You may face a much greater total fee when you have completed.


How much can fee for our conveyancing searches total?


The cost of searches varies significantly, depending on the searches chosen. The most frequently ordered searches include a local authority search and an environmental search.


Do you advise that I get a chancel liability search? I am buying a Uppingham house on the same street as a parsonage.

Some owners in Uppingham can be required to cover the cost of upkeep of nearby church land. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a Uppingham property, but an indemnity policy may be available to protect the new owners. The solicitor acting on your behalf will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Ecclesiastical properties in Uppingham include St Peter & St Paul.


In respect of the widespread flooding in Sept 2012 in the East Midlands, I am apprehensive that environmental searches aren't sufficient?


A thorough property lawyer in Uppingham should also get specialist flood searches if the standard searches flag up any kind of risk of flooding in Uppingham.

It may be prudent to also get in touch with a next door neighbour to gain more assurance.


Would the fixtures and fittings list items such as kitchen units?


In general, there is not a strict definition of fixtures and fittings. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.


How much is the council tax on a Sixties terraced dwelling in Uppingham?


In most cases a title report will contain the appropriate Corby council tax band.

Council tax rates for Uppingham are tabled at the Corby council site. At the time of authoring (13 March 2013) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £935.00
  • Band B - £1,090.00
  • Band C - £1,246.00
  • Band D - £1,402.00
  • Band E - £1,713.00
  • Band F - £2,025.00
  • Band G - £2,336.00
  • Band H - £2,804.00


The property being purchased is on a brownfield land. Is the soil likely to be contaminated?


Soil contamination is tested regularly. Other sources of contaminated land include hazardous gases and groundwater contamination.