If we are intending to purchase in the parish of Harmondsworth, should we order a chancel search?
The solicitor is likely to recommend that a chancel search is taken out, whichever parish in which the property being purchased is located. Although some Parochial Church Councils have exercised their right to charge chancel repairs on the owners of lay rectorships, it is not possible to be certain that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will continue to be unaffected.
How much is the council tax on a terraced Band F house in Abbey Wood?
You should be give information the houses council tax band as part of the title report.
The latest council tax rates for properties in Abbey Wood are set out online at the Bexley council site. At the time of writing on 03 December 2012 the rates are:
- Band A - £957.00
- Band B - £1,116.00
- Band C - £1,276.00
- Band D - £1,435.00
- Band E - £1,754.00
- Band F - £2,073.00
- Band G - £2,392.00
- Band H - £2,871.00
There are a growing number books about how to do DIY conveyancing such as How to Buy Your First Home (And How to Sell it Too). Do we have to use Abbey Wood lawyer ?
On paper there are no reasons why you cant go down that route and do the greater majority of the conveyancing without assistance.
In reality however, a Abbey Wood lawyer is familiar with a large array of jobs ranging from chasing outstanding papers and identifying the most appropriate searches many of which need training. Moreover legal firms are under a duty to have acceptable indemnity insurance in order to protect you from any professional errors.
We are buying a Abbey Wood house with the Co-operative Bank, is there anything I need to consider?
Purchasers should consider that some lenders have reduced the number of firms able to act for them. Homeward Legal, though, can act on behalf of most mortgage lenders.
Will you need a chancel liability search? We are buying a property by a vicarage in Abbey Wood.
Some owners in Abbey Wood can be required to pay for maintenance of an old church building. A number of sources are used to identify liability, including county histories. Church lands in Abbey Wood where a chancel search may be necessary include St Michael & All Angels and William Temple.
Environmental searches may be all well and good but considering climate change for instance the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall in the future are they comfort enough to see enough about the ever changing Abbey Wood area flood risk?
A diligent conveyancing solicitor in Abbey Wood should always get additional flood risk searches if the standard searches establishes a Abbey Wood flood risk area data
For extra area background you could contact a close neighbour.