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Conveyancing in Aberdare Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/07/17

Intending to relocate to Aberdare? Some pertinent Aberdare services details -

The closest train station to Aberdare is Aberdare. Aberdare's nearest airport is Cardiff Airport.

Aberdare General is the closest hospital for Aberdare.

Q.

How do I get affordable conveyancing in Aberdare?

A.

This topic catches out many home owners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many law firms claim to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional fees will be included in the small print. Any extra fees found in terms and conditions should be fair and be applicable if the conveyancer is required to complete unexpected extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The quote should list any disbursements to be paid.The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.

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We are buying on a Aberdare brownfield site. Can the top-soil still be contaminated?

A.

Restrictions exist to control soil contamination, decades after exposure the effect of some contaminants can be felt. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including fertilisers.

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Is your panel of solicitors experienced enough to handle fast completions on the conveyancing of auction properties in Aberdare?

A.

Our recommended conveyancing solicitors do frequently handle the legal work for buyers at auction. We often advocate bidders to decide on a local lawyer prior to the date of the auction to allow sufficient time for a full investigation of the sellers legal pack.

Subsequently, following the date of the auction your dedicated lawyer is absolutely prepared for completing all of the legal work within 28 days as typically required .

Q.

If I am buying in Aberdare, do you need a search for chancel liability?

A.

Owners of property in a neighbourhood near an old church building are expected to subsidise repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Aberdare Parochial Church Council enforce liability.

Q.

Having heard about the serious river flooding in Wales we are concerned that flood risk searches may not be sufficient?

A.

An experienced Aberdare conveyancing solicitor should always carry out flood searches from Landmark if the enviro search determines a Aberdare flood risk.

You might be able to contact a close neighbour to gain extra confidence.

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What can we do to get out of paying stamp duty tax?

A.

Stamp duty is payable for purchases over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty mitigation scheme is not advised. These schemes are highly expensive and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself. There have been several government initiatives, such as disadvantaged area relief.

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Which local authority looks after Aberdare?

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Aberdare is located in Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, Headquarters, The Pavilions, Cambrian Park, Clydach Vale, Tonypandy, CF40 2XX, Call: 01443 424 000

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What is the council tax on a Fifties end of terrace dwelling in Aberdare?

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As a rule a conveyancer's title report will give detail the appropriate Rhondda Cynon Taf council tax band. Up-to-date charges for residents of Aberdare are published online at the Rhondda Cynon Taf local authority site. On (15/02/2013) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £893.38
  • Band B - £1,042.28
  • Band C - £1,191.17
  • Band D - £1,340.07
  • Band E - £1,637.86
  • Band F - £1,935.66
  • Band G - £2,233.45
  • Band H - £2,680.14

 
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