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Conveyancing in Bridgend Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

Buying or selling a property in the Bridgend area? Some useful local Bridgend public transport and services facts -

Bridgend's closest airport is Cardiff Airport (13 miles). Swansea Airport is 23 miles away. Bridgend's closest station is Bridgend at 1 mile s.

Bridgend is about 2m of Junction 36 Westbound of the M4.

The nearest hospital is Princess of Wales Bridgend.

Q.

We are looking for a cheap solicitor to own property. and what is included?

A.

Many buyers and sellers seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates. Many firms purport to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra charges will be included in the terms of engagement. Your conveyancing quote should also state costs to be paid to third parties, such as the local authority, (disbursments).Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

Q.

Is contaminated land in Bridgend an issue for properties?

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Residential property in Bridgend would be contaminated by many natural and human-influenced issues, like waste disposal sites and environmental radon sources. An environmental search will give more information.

Q.

In Bridgend, are there companies of contaminated soil remediation?

A.

Remediation of contaminated land in Bridgend is possible is some cases, and a Bridgend specialist such as Inscapes, Wyndham Cl, Brackla Industrial Estate, Bridgend, CF31 2AN can provide more insight.

Q.

In about four weeks we are hoping to be finally moving from our detached home in Bridgend into a building in Blaenau Gwent , what is the right point to instruct a house removal firm?

A.

Most property lawyers usually encourage sellers hold off booking a removals company until the point where exchange of contracts because the firm moving date will not have been scheduled. Some residential removals firms might charge a re booking payment . Try Apsee J H, Unit 1B Coity Road Penybont Ind Est, Bridgend, CF31 1NW Phone: 01656 653492 or Apsee J H, Unit 1B Penybont Ind Est/Coity Road, Bridgend, CF31 1NW Tel: 01656 653492.

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Which local authority is responsible for Bridgend?

  • Bridgend intersects with the following local authorities: Bridgend County Borough Council, Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB, phone: 01656 643 643
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, Headquarters, The Pavilions, Cambrian Park, Clydach Vale, Tonypandy, CF40 2XX, phone: 01443 424 000
Q.

Should you get a chancel liability search? I am purchasing a Bridgend residence near rectory land.

A.

Where land in Bridgend was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to contribute towards the cost of repairs to an old church building. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out.

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What is the council tax on a Sixties terraced property in Bridgend?

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Frequently the conveyancing report on title should supply the Bridgend council tax band. Up-to-date rates for residents of Bridgend are published online at the Bridgend local authority site. Currently (12/09/2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £864.11
  • Band B - £1,008.12
  • Band C - £1,152.14
  • Band D - £1,296.16
  • Band E - £1,584.20
  • Band F - £1,872.23
  • Band G - £2,160.27
  • Band H - £2,592.32

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For a fast exchange and completion on the purchase of a £326,000 property, what should we guarantee to accelerate the transaction?

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Key to a fast conveyancing transaction is to instruct a communicative property lawyer. When choosing a property lawyer, consider these questions: Do they offer 'no move, no fee' protection? This can incentivise a faster transaction. Do they offer 'instant' online quotes? Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact

 
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