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Conveyancing in Flintshire Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

Read all about the Flintshire area ;

Flintshire's closest train station is Flint. The nearest airport to Flintshire is Howarden Airport (8 miles). Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 16 miles and away.

Mold, Community is the nearest hospital to Flintshire.

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We need to find a fixed rate conveyancing quote. Will I get a quote or and estimate?

A.

Many buyers seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates, and many law firms advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional fees can pad your solicitor's invoice. Your conveyancing quote should also state costs to be paid to third parties, e.g. the Land Registry, (disbursments).Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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How is SDLT assessed?

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The Stamp Duty which will be owed is calculated with reference to the property's value. It is £22800 on a £570000 property (source: www.hmrc.gov.uk, January 2013).

Q.

Is top-soil in Flintshire contaminated by chromium?

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Some metal contamination may have occurred throughout Flintshire, but some very localised cases of contamination in Flintshire may pose unacceptably high risk. Other sources of contaminated land include acidic compounds.

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How will a conveyancer in Flintshire investigate the potential risk of floods at Flintshire?

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A vital component in the legal due diligence process involved in buying a home involves a lawyer carrying out environmental searches that set out details with respect to Flintshire flood risk area data.

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I am planning to purchase in East Shotton. Are we eligible for disadvantaged area relief?

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Disadvantaged areas in Flintshire are identified by council ward. Disadvantaged areas in the vicinity Flintshire include Flint Castle, Ffynnongroyw, Mold West, Bagillt West, Higher and East Shotton, Mostyn, Holywell West, Sealand, Greenfield, Gronant, Holywell East, Connah's Quay Central, Flint Oakenholt, Queensferry and Saltney. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.

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When in the conveyancing process do we need to get a solicitor to act for us?

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Whether you are buying or selling in Flintshire, instructing as soon as possible is wise. Instructing your solicitor sooner can limit the risk of your transaction stalling.

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Do you recommend that I get a chancel search when my partner and I are buying in Flintshire?

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Where land in Flintshire was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to fund repairs to nearby church property. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Flintshire Parochial Church Council enforce liability.

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We are anxious about the council tax amounts on a Sixties converted home in Flintshire, how much are they?

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Frequently the title report should cover the appropriate Flintshire council tax band. The latest tax rates for properties in Flintshire are listed on the Flintshire local authority website. On 21/01/2013 the rates are:

  • 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

 
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