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Conveyancing in Abercynon Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 29/11/16

Planning to moving to Abercynon? Relevant Abercynon public transport and services details:

The closest train station to Abercynon is Abercynon North, almost 1 mile away and Abercynon's closest airport is Cardiff Airport (17 miles).

Pontypridd Cottage is a nearby hospital to Abercynon.

Q.

How do I find a discount conveyancing estimate?

A.

Many online and high street property lawyers offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra fees may be added into the small print. Extra costs which are listed in the terms should be fair and only apply in cases where the conveyancer must complete unanticipated additional work for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

We are buying on a newly development brownfield site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste like uranium (U)?

A.

Most top-soils in Abercynon have some degree of contamination, from industrial or agricultural. Other sources of contaminated land include herbicides.

Q.

Abercynon conveyancing solicitors conduct official property when they are acting for a purchaser, which actual searches?

A.

If buying and applying for a mortgage the building society of bank will expect these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and, depending on certain criteria, specific searches, like a Chancel.

Q.

What can a Abercynon conveyancing solicitor recommend if the house I hope to purchase is located in a Merthyr Tydfil council conservation area which seems to have incongruous satellite dishes fitted?

A.

Local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) conducted by a property lawyer will check the existence of the appropriate consent for any modifications to the building.

Q.

Is a drainage search a disbursement or fee?

A.

All fees and disbursements ought to be clearly identified on your conveyancing quote. This charge, for example, is a disbursement not a fee, and is passed on at cost.

Q.

What is the council tax on a Thirties semi-detached building in Abercynon?

A.

Ordinarily, a conveyancing report on title will give the Merthyr Tydfil council tax band.

The latest tax rates for residents of Abercynon are tabled on the Merthyr Tydfil local authority website. As at (13 November 2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £918.06
  • Band B - £1,071.07
  • Band C - £1,224.08
  • Band D - £1,377.09
  • Band E - £1,683.11
  • Band F - £1,989.13
  • Band G - £2,295.15
  • Band H - £2,754.18

Q.

Would getting a Homebuyer Report be advisable if we are buying a property in Abercynon?

A.

We firmly recommend that you arrange a surveyor. A range issues can affect a property, which include severe weathering or wet rot.

Q.

Where can I learn more information on the standard of the conservation areas in Abercynon?

A.

Conservation areas in Abercynon, for instance the historic layout of roads, addition of hard standings to the front of houses or plastic box signs are police by the local Merthyr Tydfil planning authority. English Heritage, a government body, keep a list of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas.

 
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