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Conveyancing in Yorkshire Dales Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 28/11/16

The nearest airport to Yorkshire Dales is Darlington, Durham Tees Valley Airport. Yorkshire Dales's closest train station is Garsdale.

Richmond Community is a nearby hospital for Yorkshire Dales.

Q.

I need a cheap solicitor to own a home. How do I get a quote?

A.

Many solicitors promote cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately additional charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement. The disbursements to be paid ought to be defined on a conveyancing quote Additional costs listed in terms and conditions needs to be clearly defined. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

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Will our property solicitor in Yorkshire Dales tell me about the cost of the council tax for a Band C property prior to completing on the purchase?

A.

A lawyer will speak to the relevant council to enquire about the latest council tax rates, which will subsequently be set out in the conveyancer's title report. The correct charges for Yorkshire Dales are listed at the Richmondshire local authority website. As of 11 November 2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,031.00
  • Band B - £1,203.00
  • Band C - £1,375.00
  • Band D - £1,547.00
  • Band E - £1,890.00
  • Band F - £2,234.00
  • Band G - £2,578.00
  • Band H - £3,093.00

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What will the Yorkshire Dales conveyancing solicitor recommend if the home we am buying is within a Richmondshire planning authority conservation area which has unsuitable roof aerials installed?

Local authority LLC1 searches carried out by your solicitor during the legal process will ascertain the existence of suitable authorisation for any changes to the building. In the event that no necessary permissions be provided your Yorkshire Dales conveyancing solicitor will give you professional advice on all options for example getting covered by an indemnity insurance policy or getting retrospective consent from Richmondshire council.

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Do we need to get a home surveyor to review this property purchase in Yorkshire Dales?

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It is highly recommended that you order a building survey. There can be many defects that can affect a property, which a conveyancing solicitor will not report on. These can include insect infestation.

Q.

We are buying in Yorkshire Dales on a new-build ex-industrial site. Is the top-soil possibly contaminated by waste minerals like selenium?

A.

Measures are taken on a national level to resolve soil contamination. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including water contaminants such as hydrocarbons and fertilisers.

Q.

May my legal charges take into account any extra charges?

A.

It is unfortunate that hidden fees are relatively common. Our solicitors will not charge any extra, hidden fees. Some conveyancers give 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which could be totally different to your final invoice.

Q.

Are the any areas of conservation in Yorkshire Dales likely to affect us?

A.

Parts of Yorkshire Dales considered be of architectural merit, like model housing estates, may be defined as areas of conservation. The local authority will advise further about local areas of conservation, and the conveyancing solicitor handling your purchase will confirm potential liability for unauthorised works.

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In what ways does my Yorkshire Dales conveyancing solicitor advise on the risk of flooding to properties in Yorkshire Dales?

A.

An integral part of the legal due diligence procedure involves your conveyancing solicitor applying for property environmental searches that provide you with some details about the risk of flooding in Yorkshire Dales.

 
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