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Conveyancing in Wells Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/04/17

Wells's nearest airport is Bristol Airport. and Wells's closest train station is Castle Cary.

Shepton Mallet Community is the closest hospital.

Q.

We need a cheap solicitor for selling a auction property. What do I need to check for?

A.

Many firms promote so-called cheap conveyancing, however additional fees may pad the final bill. Extras which are listed in terms of engagement needs to be clearly defined. They only apply to matters if your lawyer must complete additional work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. A quote for conveyancing in Wells should state third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your sell.

Q.

What type of investigation concerning the risk of a flood to properties in Somerset will the Wells property lawyer advise us on for a Victorian home I am hoping to buy?

A.

A conveyancing solicitor applies for conveyancing and environmental searches, which include Wells flood risk data. In addition the Wells conveyancing solicitor might possibly propose an inexpensive additional specialist search.

Q.

How much would the cost of my searches be?

A.

With a Homeward Legal solicitor, conveyancing clients are expected to pay no more than £249 for searches in Wells. These searches are disbursements.

Q.

Are many buyers in Wells gazumped?

A.

Gazumping arises when an offer is accepted but then rejected by the seller, opting instead for a higher offer. The risk of getting gazumped exists for almost any purchase. Consider instructing an efficient solicitor as early as possible to reduce the chance of your offer being gazumped.

Q.

How much is the council tax on a Fifties detached Band H home in Wells?

A.

The pertinent band should in most cases be identified in the conveyancer's title report along with the local council. The latest council tax charges for properties in Wells are set out in detail online at the Mendip local authority website. At the time of writing on 31 October 2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £982.00
  • Band B - £1,146.00
  • Band C - £1,310.00
  • Band D - £1,473.00
  • Band E - £1,801.00
  • Band F - £2,128.00
  • Band G - £2,455.00
  • Band H - £2,947.00

Q.

Do your lawyers administer the conveyancing of auction properties in Wells?

A.

Homeward Legal is accustomed to working with bidders at auction. Our specialist solicitors and licensed conveyancers have acted for numerous successful bidders at local residential property auctions like Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Smart buyers tend to choose a SRA regulated lawyer as early as possible to give enough time for a detailed report of the property's legal title prior to the date of the auction. Subsequently, following the property auction you are the conveyancing lawyer must be ready for finalise the legal process in the 4 week time frame as conventionally required by the standard auction conditions.

Q.

If we are intending to buy near Wells, in the parish of Kilmington, do we need a chancel search?

A.

Whichever Wells parish you are purchasing in, a Wells conveyancing solicitor could recommend a chancel search. Chancel repair can be imposed on current owners of a house where church councils may have not done so in the past. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.

Q.

Can I confirm that a property is in one of Wells's conservation areas?

A.

These areas safeguard neighbourhoods recorded as being of 'special architectural and historic interest'. You may wish to contact the local council if you have specific questions, but your solicitor will investigate the impact of conservation areas or other planning restrictions.

 
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