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Conveyancing in Aberbargoed Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 09/10/17

Thinking of re-locating to the area? Useful Aberbargoed transport and services details:

The closest station to Aberbargoed is Bargoed. Cardiff Airport is 21 mile from Aberbargoed.

Aberbargoed is a nearby hospital to Aberbargoed.

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How do we get fixed rate conveyancing?

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This topic catches out many sellers and buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many conveyancers advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However extra costs will be included in small print. Charges should be reasonable and clear. They only apply to matters if the conveyancer must perform additional tasks on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Your Aberbargoed conveyancing quote should, in addition, define costs to be paid to third parties, e.g. the Land Registry, (disbursements).

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How is stamp duty rates calculated and what will we need to pay on a £321000 house?

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Stamp Duty will depend on the purchase price of the property. On a £321000 property, stamp duty will be £9630.

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We are concerned about the council tax charges on a Sixties terraced home in Aberbargoed, what are they?

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More often than not a report on title will supply the appropriate Caerphilly council tax band. Up-to-date charges for residents of Aberbargoed are published on the Caerphilly local authority site. At the time of authoring (13 June 2012) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £733.65
  • Band B - £855.92
  • Band C - £978.20
  • Band D - £1,100.47
  • Band E - £1,345.02
  • Band F - £1,589.57
  • Band G - £1,834.12
  • Band H - £2,200.94

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As a result of the extensive river flooding in Wales we are worried that conveyancing searches may not be detailed enough?

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A qualified lawyer in Aberbargoed should get additional thorough conveyancing and environmental searches if the first searches establishes a significant risk the local Aberbargoed flood risk

People sometimes try to get in touch with a next door neighbour to gain more comfort.

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We are going to sell our freehold property in a property auction, does Homeward Legal use fast home moving solicitors in Aberbargoed ?

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Homeward Legal has a highly efficient style to completing the conveyancing process.

Homeward Legals panel of solicitors approach to conveyancing is to use new workflow systems . Crucially we give you a carefully selected solicitor prepared to communicate through the whole of the property chain .

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How is Aberbargoed contaminated land investigated during the conveyancing process?

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A wide range of contaminants may reduce the value of Aberbargoed property, and factors including proximity to waste sites will be reported on in environmental search results.

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What will a Aberbargoed conveyancing lawyer advise if the property I hope to purchase is located in a Caerphilly council conservation area and has unsuitable doors installed?

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The local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) carried out by your Aberbargoed conveyancing solicitor should determine if the Aberbargoed property a conservation area and any evidence of council approval for modifications will be supplied.

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When we are purchasing by parish land in Aberbargoed, do I need a search for chancel liability?

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The result of a court case between a parish council and owners of neighbouring farmland liable for church repairs reaffirmed that 'lay impropriators' of property must cover the cost of church repairs. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced.