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Conveyancing in Chepstow Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

Chepstow points of interest

Chepstow Port Wall Cadw and Chepstow Castle Cadw are close at hand to Chepstow.

Chepstow is around 1.4 miles of junction entry 2 Westbound of the M48.

The closest train station to Chepstow is Chepstow. The closest airport to Chepstow is Bristol Airport.

The nearest hospital to Chepstow is Chepstow Community.

Q.

How do we get a discount conveyancing quote?

A.

Numerous firms promote theoretically cheap conveyancing. However extra charges are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement. Any extra fees found in your solicitor's terms should be reasonable. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

Q.

In regards to the widespread river flooding in Wales, we are thinking that conveyancing searches (environmental) won't be thorough enough?

A.

An experienced Chepstow property lawyer will consider get property conveyancing searches if the initial conveyancing searches determine a the local Chepstow flood risk

Sometimes home buyers to also get in touch with a neighbour or local resident for some more local history or nearby Monmouthshire flood repair builder, e.g. G I Hutchings, 4 Sedbury La, Tutshill, Chepstow, NP16 7DU Tel: 01291 622785.

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For fast conveyancing to buy a £ 114,000 residence, what can we do to speed up the process?

A.

Finding a proactive, diligent solicitor is key a fast conveyancing transaction. Consider the following:

  • Was there a delay delivering a quote?
  • Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed.
  • Are they 'no move, no fee'? This can incentivise a faster transaction.

Q.

Do we need a chancel search if I am intending to buy in the parish of Llanfoist?

A.

A solicitor is likely to recommend that a chancel search be taken out, whichever parish in which the home being purchased is located. Through some parish councils have taken the decision to charge chancel repairs on the current owners, there is no guarantee that a parish where dues have not recently been paid will not continue to be so. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.

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My wife and I are buying in Chepstow. Are there any designated conservation areas?

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Areas deemed to be of architectural or historic interest, such as mining villages, will be designated as areas of conservation. You may wish to contact the local council for further information, but your conveyancing solicitor will investigate the impact of conservation areas or other planning restrictions.

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What environmental concerns can affect land in Chepstow, and are they checked for thoroughly?

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Residential property in Chepstow may be contaminated by a broad range of environmental factors, such as pollution incidents or other sources of contaminated land. An environmental search will give more detail.

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Which local authority is responsible for Chepstow?

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Chepstow is located in Monmouthshire County Council, County Hall, Cwmbran, Gwent, NP44 2XH, contact: 01633 644 644

Q.

How do I get out of paying stamp duty in Chepstow?

A.

Stamp duty mitigation should be treated with extreme caution, as such schemes are expensive and can be very unlikely to succeed.

 
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