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Conveyancing in York Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

As reported in the most recent (2011) national census, York has a residential population 562,439 spread over an area of 1,213,002 acres which equals a population density of 0.5 people per acre.

The closest train station to York is Broomfleet and York's nearest airport is Kirmington, Humberside International Airport.

Beverley, Westwood is a nearby hospital for York.

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How do I find affordable conveyancing?

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Several firms purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing. Often additional fees are often hiding in the terms of engagement. A quote for conveyancing in York should state applicable disbursements. Charges should be reasonable and clear and come into force only if the lawyer must complete unanticipated additional work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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I am buying soon and have a conveyancing quote from you. Could I be expected to pay any additional charges?

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No. We do not charge any hidden costs for any reason.

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Are there many buyers in York gazumped?

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This arises when a home owner accepts a lower offer, only to later reject it in favour of a greater offer. There is almost always a risk of gazumping. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a property solicitor early.

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Which York lenders do you work with?

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Of lenders with offices around York, Homeward Legal work with the vast majority. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include I2I Financial Planning Group Ltd, 25 Stratford Way, Huntington, York, YO32 9YW, Glenmoor Management, 548 Huntington Rd, Huntington, York, YO32 9QA, and Paul H Sugden, Moatfield, York, YO10 3PT.

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Which local authority looks after York?

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York is located in York City Council, Library Square, York, Yorkshire, YO1 7DU, phone: 01904 551 550

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How is stamp duty determined, and how much do we need to budget for a £875000 York house?

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The Stamp Duty Land Tax you pay will rely on the valuation. On a £875000 property, stamp duty will be £35000.*

*Source: www.hmrc.gov.uk, February 2013

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Can York ex-industrial use land soil still be contaminated?

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The risks posed by soil contamination to York inhabitants are usually low. Other sources of contaminated land include food-processing waste.

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What kind of local checks in respect to the risk and history of flooding in the Yorkshire and the Humber area will my York conveyancer carry out on an investment maisonette we are purchasing?

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Your lawyer will apply for official conveyancing and environmental searches that will include York flood risk information. In certain cases the property solicitor in York could advocate a more detailed search.

 
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