Are there any designated conservation areas in Blaenau Gwent?
There are several areas of conservation around Blaenau Gwent. These restrictions can make repairs more costly or time-consuming, but the benefits will include protection for trees and other flora. Your conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise further.
Is a house survey a good idea when buying a home in Blaenau Gwent?
It is highly recommended that all buyers in Blaenau Gwent order a property survey. Buyers should be aware that there are a range of issues that have a negative impact on a property. These include rotten roof timbers, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.
Apparently, chromium (Cr) soil contamination may be an issue in Blaenau Gwent. Can you advise?
There are regulations in place to stop future soil contamination. Also considering issues such as disinfection by-products and groundwater contaminants like sewage, contaminants affecting Blaenau Gwent property will be factored into an environmental search.
Which lender panels in Blaenau Gwent are you on?
Of lenders with branches proximate to Blaenau Gwent, we in conjunction with most. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Celtic Financial Services Ltd, 16 Gwelfor, Dunvant, Swansea, SA2 7NX, Mortgages Swansea, 188 Alexandra Rd, Gorseinon, Swansea, SA4 4PF, and Lally Des, 25 Blackfriars Ct, Brecon, LD3 8LJ. The lawyer handling the work for your Blaenau Gwent purchase or sale should be able to confirm additional costs or hurdles associated with your chosen lender.
What should I do about the transfer of ownership of the utility billing?
It is the responsibility of the former owners to inform the utilities firms (gas, electricity, water, etc.) that they are moving.
You should give your current suppliers at least 48 hours’ notice that you’re moving home and, when you leave your old property, you should take all the necessary readings and send them to your old supplier(s) along with your forwarding address, so that they can send you a final bill and sort out any credit you might be owed.
You should give your new utility suppliers at least 48 hours giving your personal details for the new property. When you move into your new property, you should take all the readings again and send them to the new suppliers so that they have a record of where to start the bills running.
I have requested a quote from you. Might we be expected to pay any supplementary hidden fees when the move completes?
No. We do not hide any hidden extra costs. Some solicitor do not give accurate quotes, only estimates, which they will not be bound to.
Which areas of Blaenau Gwent are eligible for stamp duty relief?
Disadvantaged areas in Blaenau Gwent are identified by local ward. Disadvantaged areas in Blaenau Gwent are Nantyglo, Tredegar Central and West, Llanhilleth, Sirhowy, Rassau, Cwmtillery, Blaina, Cwm, Ebbw Vale South, Ebbw Vale North, Brynmawr, Six Bells, Abertillery, Beaufort, Georgetown and Badminton. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.
How is Blaenau Gwent contaminated land investigated?
Residential property could be contaminated by numerous natural causes, such as military land. An environmental search will give more information.