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Conveyancing in Freshwater Bay Q & A's

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Updated: 20/07/17

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The closest airport to Freshwater Bay is Sandown IoW Airport. Southampton Airport is 21 mile s, Bembridge IoW Airport is 18 miles, and Bournemouth International Airport is 16 miles away and Lymington Pier train station is about 6 miles from Freshwater Bay.

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Freshwater Bay area info

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Hurst Point Lighthouse, Yarmouth Castle English Heritage and Norton IOW Fort Victoria Marine Aquarium Aquarium are close to Freshwater Bay.

The most convenient hospital for Freshwater Bay is Milford War Memorial.

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How do we find a cheap solicitor in Freshwater Bay to purchase a residence?

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Many law firms purport to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However extra costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement which homeowners may have not read carefully Any disbursements to be paid must also be stated on a conveyancing quote Any extra fees found in the terms ought to be reasonable.

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What is the council tax on a period end of terrace Band C house in Freshwater Bay?

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You should be briefed about your new home's band as part of the conveyancing report on title. Correct rates for Freshwater Bay are detailed online at the Isle of Wight council website. Currently, 03 August 2012, rates are:

  • Band A - £979.00
  • Band B - £1,142.00
  • Band C - £1,305.00
  • Band D - £1,468.00
  • Band E - £1,794.00
  • Band F - £2,120.00
  • Band G - £2,446.00
  • Band H - £2,936.00

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My estate agent has suggested a property solicitor. Is it risky to instruct them?

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It is not uncommon for agents in Gwernaffield to endorse a solicitors firm. However, if they are paid a referral fee, an agent may choose the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.

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Is it necessary to get searches for chancel liability? I am purchasing in Freshwater Bay.

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Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Freshwater Bay Church council. A chancel search is used to confirm whether such a liability exists. Liability is more common in some parts of the country. Church properties in the local area where a chancel search may be necessary include St Agnes.

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Which local authority looks after Freshwater Bay?

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Freshwater Bay is located in Isle of Wight Council, County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD, Call: 01983 821 000

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Is there anything we can do to hold off paying for stamp duty to HM Revenue?

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SDLT is due on purchases priced at over £125,000. We do not recommend clients arrange any stamp duty avoidance, as such schemes are highly expensive and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed. There have been a small number of government-sponsored schemes, such as higher thresholds for first-time buyers.

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Regarding the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since on record we are concerned that conveyancing searches (environmental) might not be sufficient?

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A thorough property solicitor in Freshwater Bay should always apply for specialist flood searches if the standard conveyancing searches flag up any kind of Freshwater Bay flood risk area

It may be sensible to speak to a neighbour of the property for additional further peace of mind.

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Apparently, cadmium soil contamination may be an issue in Freshwater Bay. Can you advise?

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Metal contamination may have occurred throughout Freshwater Bay, but if significant harm could be caused to people or protected species by the contamination, it is likely to be labelled contaminated land. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Freshwater Bay, including local authorities.

 
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