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Conveyancing in Duston Q & A's

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Updated: 22/04/17

Duston points of interest

Upton St Michael Churches Conservation Trust and Northampton St Peter Churches Conservation Trust are around Duston.

Duston is around 2 miles off the M1 junction entry 15 Northbound.

Duston's closest airport is Turweston Aerodrome Airport (16 miles). Coventry Airport is 24 miles and away. The nearest train station to Duston is Northampton.

The most convenient hospital is Princess Marina Duston.

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How do we find a cheap solicitor for selling a leasehold house?

A.

Many online and high street conveyancers offer supposedly cheap conveyancing. However additional charges may be added into the small print. Extra charges listed in the terms needs to be reasonable and clear. Any disbursements ought to be listed on the quote. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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How is Stamp Duty Land Tax rates calculated, and what will we need to pay on a £55k house?

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The Stamp Duty that is payable will rely on the purchase price of the home. It is £0 on a £55k residential property.

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I am planning to sell my house and have a quote from you. Could I need to pay any extra fees?

A.

Homeward Legal will never charge any additional charges for your standard conveyancing. Our conveyancing quotes offer an accurate fee.

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Can we hold off paying out for stamp duty land tax?

A.

We strongly advise against any stamp duty scheme. These schemes are highly expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later imposing fines and reviewing all your revenue matters.

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What kind of additional enquiries concerning the potential risk of a flood in the Northamptonshire region will a conveyancing solicitor in Duston report on?

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A critical step in the legal process involves a conveyancer making an application for property environmental searches that provide you with certain details with regard to Duston historical flood risk. A substantially more specific flood search (most likely a Landmark Database search) may be proposed by your property solicitor in Duston if the results of the environmental search show a flood risk.

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Conveyancing solicitors in Duston carry out official searches when instructed by a home purchase client - what particular searches?

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If you are taking out a mortgage the lender insist that at least these searches - Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental, and possibly unique particular e.g. a Official Search of whole without priority.

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How much is the council tax on a period converted Band E home in Duston?

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You should be informed about your homes council tax band in the title report.

The latest council tax rates for properties in Duston are published on the Northampton local authority website. At the time of authoring, 19 September 2012, rates are:

  • Band A - £964.00
  • Band B - £1,124.00
  • Band C - £1,285.00
  • Band D - £1,445.00
  • Band E - £1,767.00
  • Band F - £2,088.00
  • Band G - £2,409.00
  • Band H - £2,891.00

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I am buying in Duston. Can I find out if the property is in a conservation area?

A.

These areas categorise neighbourhoods of architectural or historic interest. A conveyancing lawyer will address the consequences of purchasing property in a conservation area and provide more details.

 
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