What steps can I take to get out of paying out for stamp duty?
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is payable for property purchases over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty mitigation is not advised. Such schemes are costly and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.
Which lender panels in Aylesbury are you on?
Most lenders in Aylesbury are on our panels. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include A P H Financial Management Services Ltd, 3a Kingsbury, Aylesbury, HP20 2JA, Mark Gregory Finincial Services, 2-4 Temple Sq, Aylesbury, HP20 2QD, and Bright Money Independent Ltd, 4/Round House/Market Square, Aylesbury, HP20 1TH.
Which local authority is responsible for Aylesbury?
Aylesbury is located in Aylesbury Vale District Council, Customer Service Centre, 66 High Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1SD, Tel: 01296 585 858
If Aylesbury a contaminated plot is found in an environmental search, can we have the soil cleaned up cheaply?
In Aylesbury, remediation can often be possible. For more information, contact Associated Turf Supplies, 26 Highbridge Walk, Aylesbury, HP21 7SE.
Can I change the purpose of use for a purchase as part of the conveyancing procedure?
Putting in a planning request to change the use of part or all of a property is a straightforward process and you can deal directly with the local authority, which authorises plans and requests. However, tying it in with a planned purchase of a property has its own problems, since you don’t yet formally own the property, and the length of time to get through the planning process (with no guarantee of success) will need to be factored into the purchase duration, which the seller may not agree to.
We would advise you to either buy the property and then put in the planning request after completion (or exchange at the very earliest), or buy a property that’s already fit for your purposes. Or you might be lucky to find a property that already has the relevant planning consents in place.
How do you work out SDLT, and what should we pay on a £343k residential property?
Stamp Duty is dependent on the house or flat's price. It is £10290 on a £343k house (correct March 2013).
At what point is it appropriate to speak to a solicitor to handle our purchase?
With a firm offering a 'no move, no fee' conveyancing quote, earlier is preferable. Instructing your solicitor sooner can reduce the likelihood of your transaction aborting.