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Conveyancing in Wollaston Q & A's

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Updated: 21/07/17

Wollaston's closest station is Wellingborough at 3 miles and Wollaston's closest airport is Turweston Aerodrome Airport.

Isebrook Wellingborough is a nearby hospital to Wollaston.

Q.

We need to find a solicitor that offers cheap conveyancing. How do I get a quote?

A.

This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many conveyancers offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Often additional charges are often hiding in the terms and conditions. A quote for conveyancing in Wollaston should also state any disbursements.

Q.

Do I need to get a Homebuyer Report for the home purchase?

A.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors strongly recommend that all purchasers arrange a RICS surveyor to carry out a survey when purchasing in Wollaston. Buyers should be aware that there are many defects that have a negative impact on a property, such as corrosion of pipework or rotten roof timbers, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

Q.

I am hopefully going to sell our co-owned residence at a property auction, will Homeward Legal assign fast home moving solicitors in Wollaston ?

A.

Annoyingly, some house moving conveyancers are laid back which can cause large amounts of stress the rigmarole of moving home.

With us, chosen solicitors attempt to communicate proactively up and down the property chain and who always use modern online and IT systems to push through the sale as quickly as possible.

Q.

Flood searches may be all well and good but in light of climate change e g the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in the East Midlands are they comfort enough to verify enough about the Wollaston flood risk area?

A qualified Wollaston conveyancing solicitor will suggest that you also get flood searches (Landmark search) if the standard searches spots a significant risk the local Wollaston flood risk

Sometimes buyers speak to a next door neighbour for some added information.

Q.

We are buying on a ex-industrial site. It appears that beryllium (Be) top-soil contamination may be an issue.

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Wollaston and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including hazardous gases.

Q.

For fast conveyancing to buy a £378,000 property, what should we organise to accelerate the conveyancing process?

A.

Many buyers will, correctly, argue that a faster move is the key to is to use a proactive property lawyer. Consider the following when selecting:

  • What methods of communication do they use? Posting documents can adds days of waiting to a purchase.
  • Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?
  • Will they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?

Q.

Is a managing agent fee a disbursement or a fee?

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Comparing quotes is not always easy, considering differences in terminology. This cost is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in a conveyancing quote.

Q.

What is the council tax on a Fifties detached home in Wollaston?

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Commonly, the report on title will provide the appropriate Wellingborough council tax band. Council tax rates for residents of Wollaston are tabled online at the Wellingborough council site. On, 01 February 2013, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £913.00
  • Band B - £1,065.00
  • Band C - £1,217.00
  • Band D - £1,369.00
  • Band E - £1,673.00
  • Band F - £1,978.00
  • Band G - £2,282.00
  • Band H - £2,738.00

 
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