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Conveyancing in Langley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/10/17

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.

When we are buying a residence by a church built in around the 17th Century in Langley, is it necessary that we get a search for chancel liability?

A.

Owners of property neighbouring a medieval church may be required to fund repairs. This is referred to as chancel repair liability. Terms used in a property's name, like 'glebe', may indicate chancel liability. Your conveyancing lawyer will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Church of England properties in the local area where chancel liability may apply include St John the Evangelist, St Mary the Virgin, St John and All Saints & Martyrs.

Q.

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

A.

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

Q.

With a freehold residence ready to buy, with no mortgage, how do we aim for a fast conveyancing process in Langley?

A.

Finding a experienced solicitor is the key to fast Langley conveyancing. Ask these questions when identifying your conveyancer:

  • Do they use email?
  • Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?
  • Will they order searches immediately?

Q.

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?

A.

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.

Q.

How much would conveyancing searches be?

A.

The cost of searches in Langley varies greatly, depending on the searches required. Conveyancing searches are will be charged at cost.

Q.

Is contaminated land an issue for the majority of houses in Langley?

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Many of contaminants can lessen the value of Langley property. Contaminants such as sand or clay quarries and shallow mining will be reported on in environmental search results. Sandway Road, ME17 1HT is one such potential source of contamination.

Q.

Food risk searches may be fine but with recent flooding for instance the fact that 2 8m people are at risk from surface flooding are they still appropriate to confirm enough about the ever changing Langley risk of flooding?

A.

A competent Langley conveyancing solicitor will suggest that you get additional in depth environmental searches if the environmental search identifies any kind of the local Langley flood risk

Sometimes buyers get in touch with a close neighbour to gain added information.