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Conveyancing in Astwood Bank Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

Planning to moving to the Astwood Bank area? Practical Astwood Bank transport and public service facts ;

Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 15 miles from Astwood Bank. Birmingham Airport is 16 miles, Coventry Airport is 22 miles, Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport is 23 miles and away and Astwood Bank's closest station is Alvechurch at 6 miles.

Alexandra Redditch is a nearby hospital.

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What are the best rates for conveyancing for a £114k property?

A.

Several property lawyers promote cheap conveyancing. However extra charges are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement that homeowners often do not check. Extra fees which are listed in terms and conditions ought to be reasonable and clear. Any disbursements ought to be listed on the conveyancing quote. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Are charges for obtaining duplicate freehold company share certificates disbursements or fees?

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Every disbursement and fee should be identified on a conveyancing quote, with any possible extra costs clearly listed. These costs are fees not disbursements, and should be included in a conveyancing quote.

Q.

Please give reasons why sale conveyancing goes on for so long?

A.

The legal work required to buy or sell a property can potentially be delayed, we, however, endeavour to reduce the impact of these delays where feasible. Common delays include difficulties with mortgage finance.

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What will a Astwood Bank property solicitor recommend if the house is inside a Redditch council conservation area which has unbecoming cladding fitted to it?

A.

The local authority searches carried out by your solicitor during the legal process should identify the existence of suitable formal approval for any changes to the property.

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Can we hold off paying stamp duty tax?

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SDLT is due on homes over 125,000 pounds. We firmly advise against any stamp duty mitigation. These schemes are highly expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later imposing penalties and investigating all your tax matters.

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What can contaminate land in Astwood Bank, and are they comprehensively investigated?

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Property could be contaminated by a wide range of environmental factors. Issues like military land will be investigated during the conveyancing process.

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What authority has overall responsibility for overseeing the condition of repair of the conservation areas in Astwood Bank?

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English Heritage have put together a list of the state of conservation areas. Local conservation areas are created by the local authority (Redditch) who administer everything from including things like excessive road signs, rear extensions and paths and footpaths.

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We plan to complete on around 2nd February, how is SDLT calculated?

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Stamp Duty is calculated based on a limited set of factors, including the value of the house or flat, and whether it is in a 'disadvantaged area'. Stamp duty will be £0 on a £100000 property.*

*(Source - www.gov.uk, February 2013)

 
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