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Conveyancing in Launceston Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/10/17

Noted Launceston interest

Lawrence House National Trust Launceston Castle English Heritage and Bradstone St Nonna Churches Conservation Trust are near to Launceston.

Launceston's nearest train station is Gunnislake at 11 miles and the nearest airport to Launceston is Plymouth City Airport (19 miles).

The closest hospital is Launceston General.

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How do I find affordable conveyancing?

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Many online and high street conveyancers promote so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional charges are often hiding in the small print, left unread by preoccupied buyers Any additional costs which are listed in terms and conditions should be fair and reasonable.

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We are buying a sixties investment property in the boundary of conservation areas, how do we lay my hands on more data relating to the state of upkeep?

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Conservation areas in Launceston are designated by the local Cornwall planning authority, who govern conservation area concerns from trees to the prevention of new developments. Following a campaign, English Heritage have produced details in relation to the state of conservation areas in Launceston and across England along with the vulnerability.

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What can I do to hold off paying SDLT?

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Stamp duty is due for purchases valued at over £125,000. We do not recommend any stamp duty avoidance. These schemes are costly and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself.

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Which local authority is responsible for Launceston?

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Launceston is located in Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY, contact: 0300 1234 104

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How much does charge for my searches be?

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With a Homeward Legal conveyancing solicitor, clients buying a property expected to pay at a maximum £249 for searches. Searches are will be charged at cost.

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I am purchasing in Launceston, do we need property searches?

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These searches are standard queries carried out for the buyer. Searches are very useful whether buying with a mortgage or not, but refer specifically to legal-related matters.

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In what ways does a Launceston property solicitor advise us on the risk of a flood at Launceston?

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A crucial step in the conveyancing procedure involves the conveyancer making an application for conveyancing searches (environmental) that provide information about the potential Launceston historical flood risk. A substantially more in-depth flood history/risk search, for instance the Landmark search, will sometimes be suggested by a qualified conveyancer in Launceston if the results of the environmental search identify flood risk to the property.

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What is the council tax on a Forties end of terrace Band D building in Launceston?

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You will be given detail on the property's council tax band in the report on title. Correct rates for homes in Launceston are set out online at the Cornwall council site. Currently (13 September 2012) the different 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