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Conveyancing in Datchet Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Local points of interest in Datchet

Wraysbury Windmill, Windsor Castle Castle and Black Park Country Park are in the vicinity of Datchet.

Datchet's closest station is Datchet. The nearest airport to Datchet is Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport (4 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 6 miles, London Heliport Airport is 17 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 17 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 6 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 9 miles, Elstree Airport is 17 miles, White Waltham Airport is 9 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 16 miles and Booker Airport is 13 miles away.

Commuters are well served with Datchet being well placed with very good road access around 1 mile of Junction 5 Westbound of the M4.

The most convenient hospital for Datchet is Princess Margaret Windsor.

Q.

I need a cheap solicitor for buying a home. What do we need to consider?

A.

Confusion over this issue affects many home owners who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process. Many property lawyers offer so-called cheap conveyancing. However additional costs will be included in the solicitor's terms which unwary home owners fail to check. Any extra charges needs to be reasonable.

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Are there many areas of conservation in Datchet?

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Conservation areas define local areas of 'special architectural and historic interest'. Datchet itself is named as a conservation area. The advantages of these restrictions will include a more attractive neighbourhood, but they create additional maintenance and repair responsibilities. Your property solicitor will be able to offer more information.

Q.

Do you have low cost solicitors that specialise the conveyancing for property auction properties in Datchet?

A.

Our property lawyers often handle the legal work for buyers at auction. We consistently advocate bidders to instruct a qualified conveyancing firm well in advance of the property auction date so there is time for a review. Subsequently, immediately after the day of bidding your Homeward Legal lawyer is fully focused on completing the purchase within the limited time as conventionally required .

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As a result of the worrying amount of flooding in the UK in April 2012 we are concerned that conveyancing and environmental searches might not be sufficient?

A.

The Datchet property solicitor will advise you to apply for environmental searches if the first searches establishes a any kind of the local Datchet flood risk

It could be worth trying to converse with a next door neighbour for that further local information.

Q.

When my partner and I are purchasing a Datchet home close by a church built in the 12th Century, is it important that we get a chancel search?

A.

Chancel repair liability can require Datchet home owners to contribute towards the cost of repairs to older church buildings. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Datchet properties is likely to exist. The solicitor acting on your behalf will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate. Church lands in this area where a chancel search may be appropriate include St. Mary the Virgin.

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Will the property report prepared by the property solicitor in Datchet report back on the cost of council tax for a flat prior to exchange of contracts?

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The lawyer will approach the local authority to discover the currently applicable council tax rates, which will be added to the conveyancing report on title. The correct rates for properties in Datchet are set out in detail online at the local authority site.

Q.

Do you address taking action to avoid paying out for stamp duty on a residential property?

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SDLT usually must be paid on property purchases priced at over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty scheme should be treated with extreme caution, as such schemes are highly expensive and very risky.

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Which body keeps records for policing the state of neglect conservation areas in Datchet?

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Local conservation areas are nominated by Windsor and Maidenhead who preserve everything from including things like poorly maintained roads, removal of existing windows and paths and footpaths. English Heritage, a government body, have created a list of the state of conservation areas.

 
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