I am anxious about the council tax rates on a Sixties mid-terrace building in Abergele, what are they?
Typically the conveyancer's title report should give information the relevant Conwy council tax band. The latest tax charges for residents of Abergele are published at the Conwy local authority website. Currently (28 October 2012) band rates are:
- Band A - £753.52
- Band B - £879.11
- Band C - £1,004.69
- Band D - £1,130.28
- Band E - £1,381.45
- Band F - £1,632.63
- Band G - £1,883.80
- Band H - £2,260.56
Do I have to be present at viewings?
No, you don’t. It used to be the case that estate agencies were happy to leave the homeowner to show prospective buyers around. However, this has now been dispensed with because they won’t necessarily have the property skills and experience of dealing with and selling to a buyer. Therefore, the preference is usually that you should not be present in the home at all, although this can obviously be difficult with infirmity, working from home, and childcare.
The best option is to discuss this with the estate agent when you appoint them, so that you are aware of their expectations for each viewing, and they will be able to work around you if you have to be present in the home. Whether you are present or not, you should still take care not to be too messy and tidy up as much as possible prior to the viewing appointment, so that good impressions are maintained.
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When is it appropriate to arrange a conveyancing solicitor to act on our sale?
With a firm offering a 'no move, no fee' conveyancing quote, instructing as early as possible is better. The legal work can then commence very early in the process. Early instruction of a conveyancing solicitor can reduce the likelihood of your transaction aborting.
I am buying a £321000 property in Abergele, how is Stamp Duty Land Tax calculated?
The Stamp Duty you pay is calculated based on the home's price. It is £9630 on a £321000 house in Abergele.
What are searches, and how do they differ from a survey?
Searches are a set of enquiries carried out by your surveyor to various authorities such as the local council, HM Land Registry, etc., and focuses on the impact of the local area on your potential enjoyment of living at the property, while a survey (a HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey) is focused on the structural integrity of the home and its permanent outbuildings and constructions.
While each may throw up similar issues (such as missing planning consents or boundary issues), they are very different and achieve very different purposes.
Our solicitors at Homeward Legal are willing and happy to explain anything you don't understand in the conveyancing, because you need to know what you're getting for our competitively-priced fixed fee. Call our team on 0800 038 6699.
How long on average should I expect it to take my assigned conveyancer to get through all of the conveyancing work for an apartment in a property we are intending to buy in Abergele?
Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere from around a month and 3 months depending on a number of factors e.g. the speed of the sellers solicitor, or the length of the chain. Homeward Legal's property solicitors in Abergele are very focused on communication completing the process as soon as realistically possible.
What will the Abergele conveyancing solicitor do when the home we am buying is inside the boundary of a conservation area and has unlawful roof aerials fitted?
The local authority searches conducted by the solicitor during the conveyancing process should identify if the property is in a conservation area and any evidence of authorisation for additions to the property will be requested.
What steps can I take to circumvent paying out for stamp duty in Abergele?
SDLT usually must be paid for property purchases over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty avoidance is not advised, as such schemes are costly and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later.