Can I circumvent paying stamp duty?
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is generally due on purchases sold for over 125,000 pounds. Homeward Legal do not advise buyers get involved with any stamp duty reduction, as such schemes are often uneconomical and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed imposing penalties and investigating all your tax matters. There have been certain government-sponsored schemes, such as relief for buyers in 'disadvantaged areas'.
When buying a unique property in a Buckingham conservation area. How do we lay my hands on details in relation to the state of repair?
English Heritage, a government body, have produced records of the condition of conservation areas in England. Local Buckingham conservation areas are set up by the local authority (Aylesbury Vale) who administer things like trees to the deterrence of poorly maintained pavements.
What does a Buckingham conveyancing lawyer do when the property we are intending to buy is within a local authority conservation area and has unfitting windows installed?
Your instructed property solicitor will carry out searches identify if your proposed purchase is inside a designated conservation area and whether any modifications have appropriate permissions from the Aylesbury Vale planning authority.
Which actual conveyancing searches will a Buckingham conveyancing solicitor apply for when carrying out the conveyancing for a Buckingham flat?
The common procedure is to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environmental and occasionally area-specific searches, like a Anti Money Laundering Search.
How does the Buckingham property solicitor investigate the risk and history of a flood to properties in Buckingham for a buy to let house we are intending to purchase?
The solicitor conducts standard formal property conveyancing searches that should include Buckingham historical flood risk data. As an additional measure means that your conveyancing solicitor in Buckingham may possibly advise a significantly more involved local flood search.