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Conveyancing in Langley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

Langley area info

Wexham Bucks Windmill, Black Park Country Park and Windsor Castle Castle are in the vicinity of Langley.

Commuters are well served with Langley enjoying excellent major road access about 1m of Junction 5 Westbound of the M4.

The closest station to Langley is Langley and Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 4 miles from Langley. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 5 miles, London Heliport Airport is 17 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 19 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 6 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 8 miles, Elstree Airport is 15 miles, White Waltham Airport is 10 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 18 miles and Booker Airport is 13 miles away.

The nearest hospital is Upton Slough.

Q.

What do you charge for the legal fees on a 139,000 house? We are looking for fixed rate Langley conveyancing.

A.

This point catches out many sellers and buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors promote supposedly cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately extra costs are frequently hidden in the small print. Your quote should list applicable disbursements.Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

Should we order a chancel search if I plan to buy in the parish of South Hinksey, near Langley?

A.

A lawyer might recommend that a chancel search be taken out, regardless of the parish in which the property being purchased is located. Through some parish councils have decided to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of affected property, it cannot be guaranteed that a parish which has not been subject to chancel liability in the past will not automatically be the case for future owners, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.

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What will a Langley property lawyer advise if the property is inside the boundary of a West Berkshire conservation area that possibly has ill-suited windows fitted?

Local authority searches carried out by a solicitor should find out if the property is within a conservation area and any evidence of permission for changes to the property will be asked for.

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Which individual search enquiries will the lawyer in Langley order when carrying out the conveyancing for a Langley house?

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The conventional conveyancing protocol will be to obtain Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and, depending on certain criteria, specific local Langley searches for instance Anti Money Laundering Search.

Q.

In the next month we are going to be moving from our terraced house on the outskirts of Langley into a home in Datchet , when to instruct a house removal firm?

A.

Homeward Legal usually suggest that you hold off booking a removals company until the point where formal exchange of contracts as beforehand it is likely that an agreed home moving date will not have been confirmed. For a local Berkshire company House To House Removals, 54 Parsons Rd, Slough, SL3 7GU Phone: 01753 584111.

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Would acquiring a home buyers survey be required when we are buying a property in Langley?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors recommend that all purchasers arrange a house surveyor if you are intending to buy in Langley. There can be many problems that can affect a property, which will not be covered by the legal work, such as insect infestation or chimney defects.

Q.

What will the council tax cost me on a Victorian Band B flat in Langley?

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The property's relevant council tax band should typically be identified in the conveyancing report on title, and by the local council Correct charges for Langley are listed online at the West Berkshire council website. At the time of authoring (17 September 2012) rates are:

  • Band A - £1,002.00
  • Band B - £1,169.00
  • Band C - £1,336.00
  • Band D - £1,503.00
  • Band E - £1,837.00
  • Band F - £2,171.00
  • Band G - £2,505.00
  • Band H - £3,006.00

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How is stamp duty determined, what will it be on a £743000 residence?

A.

Stamp Duty is based on a limited set of factors, most importantly the purchase price. For a house purchased for £743000, the rate will be £29720.

 
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