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Updated: 17/10/16

Local points of interest in Gurnard

Lepe Country Park Hampshire Passport and East Cowes Osborne House English Heritage are close at hand to Gurnard.

Gurnard's nearest airport is Sandown IoW Airport. Southampton Airport is 14 miles, Bembridge IoW Airport is 12 miles, and Bournemouth International Airport is 23 miles away and Gurnard's nearest train station is Ryde IOW, Pier Head at 7 miles.

The closest hospital to Gurnard is Newport, St Marys.


How do I find the best rates for conveyancing in Gurnard for a £581,000 house?


This issue catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many solicitors purport to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However extra fees are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on a quote based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.


What authority is obliged for policing the standard of neglect conservation areas in Gurnard?


Following a campaign, English Heritage have conducted a survey and created information on the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in England along with the trend of the area. Conservation are issues, for example property boundaries or poorly maintained pavements are maintain by the local authority (Isle of Wight).


What do we need to know about 'fixtures and fittings'?


Purchasers in Gurnard are frequently confused by the lack of detail regarding which fixtures and fittings are included. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.


Our mortgage lender will be Swansea Building Society - is there anything we need to check?


House buyers should consider that some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. For buyers, this can result in significantly increased conveyancing costs. Homeward Legal, however, will act on behalf of the majority of lenders, ensuring that an additional chosen solicitor will not be required to act for your lender.


What can we do to hold off paying for stamp duty land tax?


Homeward Legal do not recommend any stamp duty avoidance. These schemes are often uneconomical and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.


Do we need to choose a law firm referred by the estate agent?


An agent will have influence over a conveyancing firm they refer a lot of work to, and can therefore persuade a slow solicitor to work faster. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, an agent may decide to recommend the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best value for you.


What does the Gurnard conveyancing lawyer recommend if the maisonette we are buying is inside the boundary of a Isle of Wight conservation area which has conspicuous roof aerials added?


Isle of Wight planning authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) carried out by your Gurnard property lawyer during the conveyancing process should determine the existence of the appropriate consent for changes to the building.


What is the council tax on a Forties semi-detached Band F property in Gurnard?


You will find your houses band in the title report.

Up-to-date rates for Gurnard are set out in detail on the Isle of Wight council site. As at, 20 June 2012, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £979.00
  • Band B - £1,142.00
  • Band C - £1,305.00
  • Band D - £1,468.00
  • Band E - £1,794.00
  • Band F - £2,120.00
  • Band G - £2,446.00
  • Band H - £2,936.00