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Conveyancing in Hengoed Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/07/17

Living in the Hengoed area? ;

The nearest station to Hengoed is Hengoed and Hengoed's closest airport is Cardiff Airport.

Ystrad Mynach is a nearby hospital.

Q.

We are looking for a discount conveyancing quote in Hengoed. What do I need to check for?

A.

This catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many firms purport to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however extra charges can inflate your final bill. A quote ought to define any disbursements.

Q.

Bradford and Bingley will be our lender - what will I need to be aware of?

A.

Recently, a number of lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. This can mean increased conveyancing costs for buyers. Homeward Legal will act for all large lenders, ensuring that an additional preferred solicitor will not be required to act for your lender.

Q.

We are worried about council tax amounts on a residential terraced home in Hengoed, how much are they?

A.

Usually the report on title will provide the relevant Caerphilly council tax band. Up-to-date rates for residents of Hengoed are tabled on the Caerphilly local authority website. On (10 September 2012) band rates are:

  • Band A - £733.65
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  • Band B - £855.92
  • Band C - £978.20
  • Band D - £1,100.47
  • Band E - £1,345.02
  • Band F - £1,589.57
  • Band G - £1,834.12
  • Band H - £2,200.94

Q.

We are buying in Hengoed. Can we find out whether the residence is in a conservation area?

A.

Areas deemed to be of 'special architectural and historic interest', such as model housing estates, will be designated as conservation areas. Your solicitor will offer more information and discuss the relevant responsibilities.

Q.

What property does my lawyer in Hengoed do when buying a Hengoed flat?

A.

The common procedure is to get these searches - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search and perhaps unique particular such as Commons Search.

Q.

Do we need a chancel search? We are purchasing a Hengoed property by church grounds.

A.

Property owners in Hengoed may be subject to chancel repair liability. After the passing of an Act in 2002, interest over any affected land in Hengoed must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search.

Q.

When in the conveyancing process should you speak to a conveyancing solicitor in Hengoed?

A.

With a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, the faster you instruct the better. The legal work can then commence very early in the process. Some recommend postponing instruction until an offer is accepted, but opting to delay can jeopardise your sale or purchase.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Hengoed?

A.

Hengoed is located in Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, Headquarters, The Pavilions, Cambrian Park, Clydach Vale, Tonypandy, CF40 2XX, Tel: 01443 424 000

 
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