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Conveyancing in Fenton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/10/17

Local points of interest in Fenton

The Potteries Museum & Art Galleries Aviation Museum and Wetley Rocks Cellarhead Environmental Centre are close at hand to Fenton.

Longton train station is almost 1 mile from Fenton and the nearest airport to Fenton is Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport.

The nearest hospital is University Of North Staffordshire Stoke.

Q.

How do I find the best conveyancing rates for a £324,000 property?

A.

Numerous conveyancers promote so-called cheap conveyancing, however extra fees will be included in small print. A quote should also state the disbursements to be paid. Feeswhich are listed in terms and conditions should be reasonable and clear. They be applied only where your lawyer must perform additional tasks for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

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How do you calculate Stamp Duty Land Tax and how much should we pay on a £102000 house?

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Stamp Duty in Fenton is calculated based on the purchase price of the house. On a £102000 property in Fenton, stamp duty will be £0.*

*Source: www.hmrc.gov.uk, February 2013

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How early should I find a conveyancer?

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With few exceptions, the faster you instruct the better, as conveyancing involves a number of tasks which may be performed immediately. Promptly instructing a solicitor for your Fenton transaction for a purchase may mean that you will the details of your Fenton solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, paperwork can be prepared, even before a buyer is found.

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Are there many designated conservation areas in Fenton?

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With 9000 affected areas throughout the country, the neighbourhoods in or near Fenton will include a number of conservation areas. Your property solicitor will be able to offer more information and discuss what specific restrictions are in place, regarding specific conservation areas in Fenton.

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What authority looks after for publishing the condition of Fenton and Fenton conservation areas?

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Conservation areas in Fenton are set up by Stoke-on-Trent who regulate conservation area concerns from including things like back illuminated signs, addition of PVC windows and whether trees can be cut down. English Heritage, a government body, have created records of the state of repair of conservation areas in Fenton and throughout England.

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Fenton conveyancers apply for a number of property when they are instructed to act for a home purchase client but what particular searches?

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When obtaining a mortgage the lender insist that particular searches, including these searches - Local Authority Search, Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environmental, and possibly specific searches such as Planning Search.

Q.

What is the council tax on a period terraced Band G home in Fenton?

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You will be give information your new homes council tax band with the conveyancing report on title. The correct charges for Fenton are listed at the Stoke-on-Trent council site. As at, 14 June 2012, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £952.00
  • Band B - £1,111.00
  • Band C - £1,270.00
  • Band D - £1,429.00
  • Band E - £1,746.00
  • Band F - £2,064.00
  • Band G - £2,381.00
  • Band H - £2,857.00

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What type of flood plain searches as respects the risk of local flooding in the Staffordshire region will the Fenton conveyancing solicitor conduct?

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A solicitor conducts standard formal environmental searches, which include Fenton flood risk data.