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Conveyancing In Alford Q & A's


If we are purchasing a home by a 16th Century rectory in Alford, is it important to get a chancel search?

In Alford, some owners can be required to pay for upkeep of church property in the locality. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. The solicitor carrying out the legal work for your move will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate. Churches in this area include All Saints and St Wilfrid.

How much is stamp duty and land transaction tax?

The Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is based on a trigger threshold of £125,000, followed by a calculation of increasing percentages against the price bands, which are then added together:

  • Less than £125,000 = 0%
  • £125,000-£250,000 = 2%
  • £250,000-£925,000 = 5%
  • £925,000-£1,500,000 = 10%
  • More than £1,500,000 = 12%

For example, a house bought for £450,000 will trigger SDLT at £12,500 (£0 for the first £125,000, £2,500 for the next £125,000, and £10,000 for the next £150,000 as the price falls in the first three bands).

Would arranging a property survey be sensible when buying any property in Alford?

Homeward Legal advise that the majority of buyers instruct a property surveyor. There are a wide range of issues which can affect a property, such as wet rot and failed double glazing. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.

Does the Alford solicitor do any conveyancing searches on the Lincolnshire Victorian mid terrace house I want to buy?

If applying for a mortgage lender mandates at least specific searches, including these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search and Environmental, and perhaps specific local searches, like a Cheshire Brine Search.

What specific things do I need to look out for if I’m buying a house on the coast?

With worsening weather and floods now becoming increasingly commonplace, with the media remarking on it in depth, buying a property that has a likelihood of flooding is a difficult decision to make. Not only is there the issue of cleaning up if it does flood, but insurance premiums will be much higher (and perhaps even prohibitive).

For homes in coastal areas, there is also the problem of coastal erosion, where some properties have been seen to literally fall into the sea.

However, the good news is that picking a home in a coastal region doesn’t automatically mean that it’s going to be subject to flooding or that it’s eventually going to slip into the sea. The searches ordered by your conveyancing solicitor will identify the level of risk associated with the property and, based on this, your solicitor may recommend that you take out specialist reports (e.g. from Landmark or other organisations) to get a more in-depth description of the risks and options. These are in addition to the standard set and will be charged to you as a disbursement at cost.

Your surveyor will also be able to identify evidence of previous floods and other problems during their inspection and provide advice in their report. If the problems are considered sufficiently severe, the surveyor may also note the specifics for further investigation by your conveyancing solicitor.