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Conveyancing in Langley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

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.

What authority is under obligation for policing the condition of the conservation areas in Langley?

A.

Local conservation areas are set up by West Berkshire who regulate conservation area concerns from including things like ugly shop fronts, addition of PVC windows and street furniture. Following a campaign, English Heritage administer records on the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in England as well as the trend.

Q.

What kind of local checks in connection with the uncertain risk of flooding to properties in Berkshire will the lawyer in Langley actually apply for on an Edwardian property I am wanting to buy?

A.

Your conveyancing solicitor conducts standard protocol environmental searches that will include Langley flood risk area information.

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.

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.

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.

Which local authority looks after Langley?

A.

Langley is located in West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 5LD, phone: 01635 42401

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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