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Conveyancing in Winchcombe Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/01/18

Winchcombe's nearest train station is Cheltenham Spa at 7 miles and Winchcombe's closest airport is Gloucester Airport (9 miles). Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 13 miles away.

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Local Winchcombe attractions

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Hailes Abbey National Trust Hailes Abbey English Heritage and Little Washbourne St Mary Churches Conservation Trust are near to Winchcombe.

The nearest hospital to Winchcombe is Winchcombe.

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We need to find a property solicitor that offers cheap conveyancing in Winchcombe. What should we check?

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Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned, and many property lawyers purport to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra costs will be included in the small print which unwary buyers fail to check. Fees found in terms of engagement should be reasonable and be applied only where your solicitor is required to complete extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

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There is a lot of online help on conveyancing when selling a home. Would it be a good economy to enact the conveyancing myself without help.?

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There is no argument why you should not undertake the legal work without the help of an experienced property solicitor in Winchcombe. However, a conveyancing solicitor in Winchcombe typically handles a huge number of actions e.g. stock transfer forms or reading the lease most of which are more safely handled with appropriate a qualified solicitor. Above all have a go conveyancers are taking risks without the correct insurance that all solicitors are compelled to have.

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When in the process is it appropriate to find a conveyancing solicitor to handle our transaction?

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Generally, the faster you instruct the better. Promptly instructing a solicitor could mitigate the chance of the purchase or sale stalling.

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Is there anything we are supposed to do to make our Winchcombe conveyancing faster?

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Instructing a experienced property lawyer is crucial to buying faster. There are several tasks you as the buyer can also do to accelerate the process. These include:

  • if you intend to get a house survey, doing so as early as you can
  • calling or emailing the property lawyer, and chase them if you suspect any delays
  • promptly completing and return any forms

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How is stamp duty measured in Winchcombe and how much should it be on a £185000 house?

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Stamp Duty is based on the valuation. Stamp duty will be £1850 on a £185000 property.*

*Accurate as of 12/03/2013

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What is the council tax on a Thirties end of terrace Band A house in Winchcombe?

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Your appropriate council tax band will usually be set out in the conveyancing report on title along with the local council. The latest council tax rates for homes in Winchcombe are tabled online at the Cheltenham council website. At the time of writing on 17 September 2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £988.00
  • Band B - £1,152.00
  • Band C - £1,317.00
  • Band D - £1,481.00
  • Band E - £1,810.00
  • Band F - £2,140.00
  • Band G - £2,469.00
  • Band H - £2,963.00

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How is contaminated land in Winchcombe checked?

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Property in Winchcombe will be contaminated by a range of naturally-occurring factors, and an environmental search should clarify to what extent a plot of land could be affected by contaminants such as petroleum and fuel sites.

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Does your Winchcombe solicitor do any property on the Gloucestershire Sixties semi-detached building I am intending to buy?

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The customary legal procedure is to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search and Environment Search, and possibly specific local Winchcombe searches such as Commons Registration Search.