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Updated: 22/10/16

Are you moving to a home in Birchgrove? Helpful Birchgrove services information -

Motorists are well served with Birchgrove ideally situated with very good road access about 1/2m of the M4 Junction 44 Westbound.

Birchgrove's nearest train station is Llansamlet. The nearest airport to Birchgrove is Swansea Airport (9 miles).


Birchgrove attractions and landmarks


Aberdulais Falls Waterfall, Neath Abbey and Gatehouse Cadw and Swansea Pavilion Repertory Theatre Historic Building are close to Birchgrove.

The most convenient hospital is Clydach.


We are looking for a cheap Birchgrove solicitor for selling a home. because we are on a limited budget.


Numerous property lawyers promote supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional fees will be included in the terms. The quote should also state any disbursements to be paid.Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Which local authority is responsible for Birchgrove?


Birchgrove is located in Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, Port Talbot Civic Centre, Port Talbot, SA13 1PJ, Tel: 01639 686868


Birchgrove conveyancing solicitors order a variety of conveyancing searches if instructed to act for a home purchase client - which actual ones?


When you are taking out a mortgage the building society of bank will expect specific searches, including these searches - Local Authority (council), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental, and occasionally specific local Birchgrove searches such as HS2 report.


What is the council tax on a Fifties end of terrace Band F dwelling in Birchgrove?


You should be told about your property's council tax band as part of the title report. The latest council tax rates for homes in Birchgrove are published at the Neath Port Talbot council website. On (16 January 2013) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £944.15
  • Band B - £1,101.51
  • Band C - £1,258.87
  • Band D - £1,416.23
  • Band E - £1,730.95
  • Band F - £2,045.67
  • Band G - £2,360.38
  • Band H - £2,832.46


What will the Birchgrove conveyancing solicitor recommend if the house we want to buy is located in a Neath Port Talbot planning authority conservation area and has unapproved artificial stone cladding installed?


The local authority searches conducted by the solicitor will establish the existence of suitable consent for any additions to the property.

In the absence of any appropriate consents the solicitor will inform you of all options, which include getting from the council or getting covered by an indemnity insurance policy.


What will charge for the searches be?


The cost of conveyancing searches on a residential property in Birchgrove can vary. The most generally useful searches include a local authority search and a drainage search.


Please recommend how to hold off paying stamp duty on the purchase?


Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) must be paid for houses valued at over £125,000. Stamp duty mitigation should be treated with extreme caution in Birchgrove. These schemes are highly expensive and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed. There have been a small number of legitimate initiatives, however, such as relief for buyers in 'disadvantaged areas'.


When do you need to get a solicitor to handle our purchase?


In the vast majority of cases, instructing as soon as possible is wise. The legal work can then begin immediately. Instructing a firm early for a sale enables relevant information can be sourced sooner (this is particularly true for leasehold properties), whereas if you are buying your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed.