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Conveyancing in Launceston Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

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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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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Is cobalt (Co) contamination found to affect Launceston soil?

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Launceston agriculture or industry can cause topsoil contamination. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Launceston, including local authorities.

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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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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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Which Launceston mortgage lenders do you work with?

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Of lenders with branches near Launceston, we with the majority. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Complete Mortgage Services, 17 Moor View Terr, Plymouth, PL4 7EB, Clan Financial Services, 18 Prynne Cl, Plymouth, PL1 5BS, and Harper Financial, 23 The Height, Tavistock, PL19 8HQ. The property lawyer handling your case should be able to confirm additional costs or hurdles associated with your chosen lender.

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For a residential property valued at £97000, how is stamp duty tax calculated?

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The Stamp Duty you pay is calculated with reference to the purchase price. On a £97000 residential property, stamp duty will be £0.*

*Source: www.hmrc.gov.uk, 12/03/2013

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Is contaminated land in Launceston a problem?

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A wide range of contaminants caused by human activities can damage property in Launceston, like shallow mining. An environmental search will reveal this in more detail. Contamination can be caused by Launceston waste sites, including Rosehay, Cornwall, PL15 8RN.

 
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