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Conveyancing in Biddulph Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/04/17

Moving to in the area? Helpful Biddulph travel and services details:

Congleton train station is around 3 miles from Biddulph. Biddulph's nearest airport is Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport (17 miles). Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 18 miles away.

Congleton War Memorial is the closest hospital.

Q.

Are additional fees applied? I am looking for discount conveyancing.

A.

The confusion over this matter catches out many home owners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many firms advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional costs are frequently hidden in the terms. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid should also be clearly stated on a conveyancing quote. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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Can you state how to circumvent paying out for stamp duty to the Revenue?

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Stamp duty usually must be paid on purchases sold for over 125,000 pounds. We do not recommend any stamp duty mitigation. These schemes are highly expensive and can be very unlikely to succeed. There have been a small number of government-sponsored schemes, on the other hand, such as higher thresholds for first-time buyers.

Q.

In respect to the widespread flooding last year in the Midlands I am worried that environmental searches aren't thorough enough?

A.

A diligent Biddulph property solicitor should always carry out specialist conveyancing searches (environmental) if the initial conveyancing searches flag up a Biddulph area flood risk

You could also try to get in touch with a neighbour of the property to gain further assurance if still concerned.

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What does the Biddulph conveyancing lawyer recommend if the flat I hope to purchase is inside a Staffordshire Moorlands local authority conservation area that possibly has unsightly windows added?

A.

Staffordshire Moorlands planning authority LLC1 searches conducted by the solicitor as part of the conveyancing will check whether the property is inside a conservation area proof of council approval for additions to the property will be supplied.

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Is contaminated land a concern in Biddulph?

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Property could be contaminated by a range of human activities, such as local waste transfer sites and petroleum and fuel sites. An environmental search can provide much more clarity. Bemersley Landfill Site, Bemersley Road, Staffordshire, ST8 7QU, for example, may be a source of local contamination.

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Do I need a house surveyor to investigate our home purchase?

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It is strongly advised that purchasers in Biddulph arrange a RICS surveyor. A range concerns can affect a property. These can include flat roof leaks. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.

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Will we need to get a chancel search if we are buying by priory grounds in Biddulph?

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In Biddulph, where land was once owned by a lay rectors, new owners of that property may be obliged to fund repairs to specific local church buildings. Several sources are used to determine liability in Biddulph, including county histories. Biddulph church properties include Christ Church Moor and St Lawrence.

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What is the council tax on a Fifties detached Band C home in Biddulph?

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You will be give information your homes council tax band with the title report. Up-to-date charges for Biddulph are detailed online at the Staffordshire Moorlands council website. At the time of authoring (07 September 2012) rates are:

  • Band A - £970.00
  • Band B - £1,132.00
  • Band C - £1,293.00
  • Band D - £1,455.00
  • Band E - £1,778.00
  • Band F - £2,102.00
  • Band G - £2,425.00
  • Band H - £2,910.00

 
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