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Conveyancing in Beaufort Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/01/18

Planning to moving to the Beaufort area? Pertinent Beaufort travel and public service information

The closest station to Beaufort is Rhymney. Cardiff Airport is 28 miles from Beaufort.

Ebbw Vale is a relatively close hospital to Beaufort.

Q.

I am trying to find a fixed rate conveyancing estimate in Beaufort. Can you assist?

A.

Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many firms claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing, but additional fees can increase your final invoice. Applicable disbursements should also be included on any quote for conveyancing in BeaufortThe Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.

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Are there many conservation areas in Beaufort?

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With around 9,000 affected areas throughout England, the regions located near Beaufort include a range of areas of conservation. The solicitor handling your purchase should be able to offer more information and address the consequences of purchasing property in a conservation area.

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Do we need to opt for the law firm named by our agent?

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Many estate agents will have a referral arrangement with solicitors whereby they refer conveyancing work to them. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, an agent may select the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.

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Would ordering a home buyers survey be required when purchasing residential property in Beaufort?

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It is heavily suggested that buyers book a house survey when purchasing in Beaufort. Buyers should be aware that there are a range of defects that affect a property, which a conveyancing solicitor will not report on, including cracks in walls or roof damage.

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What is the council tax on a period semi-detached Band E property in Beaufort?

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You will be give detail your new homes council tax band within the conveyancer's title report. The correct charges for properties in Beaufort are set out at the Blaenau Gwent local authority site. As at (06 March 2013) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £975.31
  • Band B - £1,137.87
  • Band C - £1,300.42
  • Band D - £1,462.97
  • Band E - £1,788.07
  • Band F - £2,113.18
  • Band G - £2,438.28
  • Band H - £2,925.94

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We are buying on a ex-industrial use land. Can the top-soil still be contaminated?

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Beaufort's local area has a history of contamination from industrial or agricultural, like much of the UK. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Beaufort, including local authorities.

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I am buying a £989000. How is Stamp Duty Land Tax rates calculated?

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Stamp Duty is based on several factors, including the value of the property, and whether it is in a 'disadvantaged area'. Stamp duty will be £39560 on a £989000 residential property in Beaufort.

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What are Beaufort's searches?

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Conveyancing searches are common set of questions ordered by the buyer's conveyancing solicitor with a particular authority, for example a chancel liability search, and only deal with the legal aspects of the purchase.