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Conveyancing in Winterbourne Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/10/17

The closest airport to Winterbourne is Bristol Airport. Winterbourne's closest station is Bristol Parkway.

Winterbourne is nearby at approximately 1m of the M4 junction entry 19 Westbound.

Emersons Green, NHS Treatment Centre is a nearby hospital to Winterbourne.

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How do I get a discount conveyancing quote?

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Many online and high street conveyancers offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Often extra costs may pad your final bill. The conveyancing quote should state third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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If you are purchasing a apartment close by a priory built in the 1200s in Winterbourne, is it advisable to get a search for chancel liability?

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Where land in Winterbourne was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to subsidise maintenance of nearby church land. Parochial Church Councils in Winterbourne must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. The solicitor acting on your behalf will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Winterbourne churches where a chancel search may be necessary include Chapel of St. James the Less, St Martin and St Michael the Archangel.

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How do we work out stamp duty tax, how much should we pay on a £1134000 house?

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The Stamp Duty you must pay depends on the value of the house or flat. For a home purchased for £1134000, SDLT is £56700.*

*This information accurate as of 01/02/2013

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Should we choose a firm of solicitors referred by my agent?

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Your Charmouth agent may suggest a law firm, however, such referrals must be compared with other local solicitors, or better-value firms found online, as an agent may decide to recommend the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.

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What will the Winterbourne property lawyer recommend if the house we hope to buy is located in a South Gloucestershire conservation area which seems to have unsightly windows installed?

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South Gloucestershire council search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) carried out by a solicitor as part of the conveyancing will ascertain the existence of suitable permission for any changes to the property.

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Is a Local Authority search a fee or a disbursement?

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Some firms hide fees which should be included as disbursements. It is not always obvious whether a cost is a fee or not, and if it ought to be included. This charge is a disbursement not a fee, meaning the solicitor passes on the charge at cost.

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Why does conveyancing for a purchase take such a long time? We had a rather slow firm the last time we moved.

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Conveyancing can be delayed for a variety of reasons. In some cases, the delays are beyond a solicitor's power. Homeward Legal endeavour to curtail their cost wherever possible by chasing for prompt responses. Reasons for delay can include the time taken to return management information.

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I am buying a converted chapel in Leonard Stanley. Will a chancel search be compulsory?

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Whether you are buying a property in Winterbourne or elsewhere in the county, the property solicitor could advise that a chancel search be ordered. Chancel repair may be apportioned on the owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils may have spared previous owners or tenants. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.