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Conveyancing in Wellington Q & A's

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Updated: 20/10/16

Taunton train station is almost 6 miles from Wellington. Wellington's closest airport is Exeter International Airport (19 miles).

Wellington is of the M5 junction entry 26 Southbound.

Wellington & District Cottage is the closest hospital for Wellington.


How do we find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Wellington?


Many online and high street property lawyers promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing', however extra charges will be included in the solicitor's terms. Busy, stressed sellers and buyers ignore these terms at their peril. Your Wellington conveyancing quote must also state any disbursements to be paid. Extra costs which are listed in terms and conditions needs to be reasonable and clear. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.


Apparently, tungsten soil contamination may be an issue in Wellington. Can you advise?


Extensive measures are taken in the areas around Wellington to clean up soil contamination. Data on many contaminants, such as disinfection by-products, will be included in an environmental search.


For a lender, we have chosen Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, what will we need to check?


House buyers should be aware that a small number of lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel', potentially creating increased conveyancing costs for property buyers. Homeward Legal, fortunately, will act on behalf of the majority of mortgage lenders to keep legal costs to a minimum.


I plan to buy a property in Monkleigh. Will a chancel search be appropriate?


Your solicitor responsible for your move may suggest that a chancel search be ordered, whichever parish where the property being bought is located. Although some church councils have chosen to exact chancel repairs on the current owners, a conveyancing solicitor cannot verify that a parish which has not imposed liability will continue to be free from liability, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.


What do we do to calculate Stamp Duty Land Tax?


Stamp Duty is based on the purchase price. It will be £2080 on a £208000 house.


How much is the council tax on a Thirties terraced Band E house in Wellington?


You will be briefed about your houses band within the conveyancer's title report. Up-to-date charges for residents of Wellington are set out online at the Taunton Deane council website. On (28 June 2012) band rates are:

  • Band A - £945.00
  • Band B - £1,102.00
  • Band C - £1,260.00
  • Band D - £1,417.00
  • Band E - £1,732.00
  • Band F - £2,047.00
  • Band G - £2,362.00
  • Band H - £2,835.00


What does the Wellington conveyancing lawyer advise if the flat I hope to purchase is in a conservation area in Taunton Deane local authority which has unsuitable satellite dishes installed?


The local authority searches carried out by your Wellington conveyancing solicitor during the legal process will see whether the property is inside a designated conservation area and evidence of consent for additions to the property will be asked for.


My wife and I are interested in purchasing a house in Wellington. Are there many conservation areas?


Conservation areas conserve regions of architectural or historic interest. A property solicitor will address the consequences of purchasing property in a conservation area and offer more information for conservation areas in Wellington.