Conveyancing In Boxmoor Q & A's
Will my assigned conveyancing solicitor in Boxmoor tell me about the cost of council tax for a Band H house before completing on the purchase?
The property solicitor will contact the Richmondshire local authority to ask about the relevant council tax rates, which will be detailed in the report on title. The correct charges for homes in Boxmoor are listed on the Richmondshire local authority website. At the time of authoring (21 June 2012) band rates are:
- Band A - £1,031.00
- Band B - £1,203.00
- Band C - £1,375.00
- Band D - £1,547.00
- Band E - £1,890.00
- Band F - £2,234.00
- Band G - £2,578.00
- Band H - £3,093.00
Do we need to opt for the property solicitor used by my local agent?
Your agent will be able to pressure a solicitors firm they refer a large number of clients to, and can therefore persuade a slow solicitor to work faster, however, these referrals must be carefully considered, as there is a risk that an agent may choose the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.
Which local authority is responsible for Boxmoor?
Boxmoor is located in Dacorum Borough Council, Hemel Hempstead Civic Centre, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 1HH, Tel: 01442 228 000
We ideally need to exchange contracts on the sale of our renovated leasehold flat very quickly, are you fast Boxmoor conveyancing solicitors ?
Homeward Legal adopts an extremely efficient approach to completing the conveyancing for home sellers to meet the clients needs.
Having invested in the latest technology and land registry integrated systems . We always give property sellers a regulated lawyer who will communicate with all parties in the buyer and seller chain including local authorities, to achieve a fast move.
Can I get out of paying stamp duty to the Revenue?
Homeward Legal strongly advise against any stamp duty reduction scheme, as such schemes are costly and often likely to fail. There have been a small number of government-sponsored schemes, such as disadvantaged area relief. You will be able to confirm your eligibility for any such active initiatives with your solicitor..
Should I get my short lease extended before selling?
Buyers are becoming increasingly wary of buying leaseholds with less than 90 years to run because, first, the cost of increasing a leasehold is becoming far more expensive, and, second, mortgage companies are becoming increasingly reticent to lend money to buy leases that have dropped below the 80-year mark (indeed, this will be one of the criteria that they set to ensure their investment is protected).
As a result, buyers will often insist that the leasehold be extended back up to the 99-year or 125-year typical thresholds before going ahead and buying it. So, as the current leaseholder, you will almost certainly be expected to do the legal work required to extend the lease to a level that buyers will be happy with.
Do you advise that we get a chancel liability search? I am buying next to a vicarage in Boxmoor.
The result of Aston Cantlow (PCC) v Wallbank in 2003 reaffirmed that 'lay rectors' of property must cover the cost of church repairs. Some names or words such as 'vicarage' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply. Church of England properties in the local area include St John the Evangelist.
The property in Boxmoor being purchased is on a brownfield land. What should we do regarding cobalt soil contamination?
Boxmoor and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. Other sources of contaminated land include groundwater contamination.