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Conveyancing in Weymouth Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

The closest train station to Weymouth is Weymouth and the nearest airport to Weymouth is Bournemouth International Airport (30 miles).

Weymouth Community is the most convenient hospital to Weymouth.

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What are the best conveyancing rates for a £757,000 property?

A.

Various firms advertise so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however extra charges are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement which home owners may have not read carefully Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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Should we have a contingency plan for gazumping?

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This occurs when a property seller agrees to an offer, then refuses it, choosing instead another buyer's offer. The chance of gazumping exists for almost any purchase. Instructing a conveyancing solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer to handle your transaction should help to reduce the likelihood of gazumping.

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National Counties Building Society is our lender - what do I need to consider?

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Over the last two years, some lenders are now limiting the firms who can act for them, resulting in greater conveyancing costs for purchasers if the lender insists upon their own conveyancing solicitor . Homeward Legal, fortunately, can act on behalf of most CML-approved lenders.

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When my partner and I are buying next to a church in Weymouth, is it important to get a chancel search?

A.

In Weymouth, some owners can be required to contribute towards upkeep of churches. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced. Church of England properties in the area which may give rise to chancel liability include St Ann's, Radipole, St Nicholas, St Ann's, Radipole and St Edmund.

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Would ordering a survey be advisable when purchasing a house or flat, regardless of its age?

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Homeward Legal heavily advise that the majority of buyers order a property survey. A range problems will impact a property. These can include corrosion of pipework. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

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How much time does we account for conveyancing to purchase a home often require in Weymouth?

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The length of time taken to sell or purchase a house can vary. This is according to several issues affecting the property, for example, if the lender requires specific searches. The national average is 8 to 12 weeks, but we aim to complete the process within six weeks.

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What does the Weymouth property lawyer do when the flat I want to buy is inside a conservation area and has inappropriate dormer windows fitted?

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Your property solicitor will make enquiries to identify whether the property is located within a designated conservation area, and if so whether any modifications have the necessary permissions from the West Dorset planning authority.

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Can we get out of paying stamp duty tax?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) usually must be paid on homes over £125,000. Stamp duty mitigation should be treated with extreme caution in Weymouth. Such schemes are costly and often likely to fail.

 
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