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Conveyancing in Deeside Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 09/10/17

Local Deeside attractions

Gt Saughall Cheshire Windmill, Ewloe Castle Cadw and Hartsheath Historic Houses Association are close to Deeside.

The closest airport to Deeside is Howarden Airport (3 miles). Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 12 miles and away. The nearest station to Deeside is Shotton, approximately a mile away.

The closest hospital is Deeside Community.

Q.

What will the overall charge be on the sale of a £193k house? We need fixed rate Deeside conveyancing.

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Several solicitors promote theoretically cheap conveyancing. However additional charges will be included in the solicitor's terms. These terms are often ignored by excited sellers and buyers, eager to get underway. Applicable disbursements should be included on a Deeside conveyancing quote Any extra costs which are listed in terms of engagement needs to be reasonable.

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In what ways can my Deeside conveyancing solicitor report back on the risk of possible flooding in the Deeside region?

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A crucial component in the legal due diligence process involves your conveyancer conducting environmental searches that offer you details with regard to Deeside flood risk area data. A significantly more specific Flintshire database search (e.g Homecheck) may be suggested by a qualified property lawyer in Deeside if in the event that the initial conveyancing searches suggest a flood risk.

Q.

The property in Deeside being bought is on a ex-industrial use land. Is uranium topsoil contamination likely?

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Deeside and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. Other sources of contaminated land include radioactive waste.

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Which government body is on charge of for monitoring the standard of repair of Deeside conservation areas?

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Conservation areas are nominated by the local Flintshire planning authority, who preside over everything from including things like back illuminated signs, side extensions and public spaces. English Heritage, a government body, now maintain records of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in Deeside and across England.

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At what point do I need to instruct a conveyancer?

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Simply, the faster you instruct the better. Instructing your solicitor sooner for a sale means that documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process, whereas if you are buying you can shave days off the process by having the details of your instructed solicitor ready when you make an offer.

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What will a Deeside property lawyer recommend if the house I want to buy is in a Flintshire planning authority conservation area which seems to have ugly roof aerials fitted?

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Flintshire local authority enquiries carried out by your solicitor during the conveyancing process will establish the existence of suitable consent for development to the property.

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We are on a deadline and would like arrange fast conveyancing, how can we speed things up?

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As is widely reported, instructing a proactive, diligent lawyer is essential to a fast conveyancing transaction. Beyond that, there are various jobs you can do to speed up the process, including, clarifying your mortgage lender's requirements, answering any queries raised by the lawyer as soon as possible and asking for property searches to be ordered immediately.

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We are enquiring about the council tax charges on a residential detached home in Deeside, what are they?

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Normally the title report should give information the relevant Flintshire council tax band. The latest tax charges for residents of Deeside are set out online at the Flintshire local authority site. At the time of authoring (02/06/2012) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £789.25
  • Band B - £920.79
  • Band C - £1,052.33
  • Band D - £1,183.87
  • Band E - £1,446.95
  • Band F - £1,710.03
  • Band G - £1,973.12
  • Band H - £2,367.74