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Conveyancing in Lechlade Q & A's

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Updated: 13/07/17

Local points of interest in Lechlade

Buscot Old Parsonage National Trust Inglesham St John the Baptist Churches Conservation Trust and Eastleach Martin St Michael & St Martin Churches Conservation Trust are close at hand to Lechlade.

Lechlade's nearest station is Shipton at 13 miles. The closest airport to Lechlade is Kidlington, Oxford Airport (19 miles). Kidlington Airport is 19 miles and Gloucester Airport is 25 miles away.

The closest hospital is Fairford.

Q.

I am looking for a fixed rate conveyancing quote. Will I get a quote or and estimate?

A.

Various firms advertise cheap conveyancing. Often additional charges are often hiding in the terms and conditions. Excited homeowners, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. A quote for conveyancing in Lechlade must also state the disbursements to be paid. Additional charges listed in the solicitor's terms needs to be fair and reasonable. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Which environmental factors can contaminate land in Lechlade. Will they be checked for thoroughly?

A.

Land can be contaminated by a wide range of environmental concerns, and an environmental search will reveal the extent to which a specific residence may be affected by contaminants such as hazardous substances in the ground and proximity to waste sites.

Q.

What conservation areas are there in Lechlade?

A.

There are several conservation areas in or near Lechlade. You may wish to contact the local authority for more information, but your property solicitor will address this during the conveyancing process.

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The Lechlade house being bought is on a brownfield land. Is the soil potentially contaminated by waste minerals like tungsten?

A.

Lechlade and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including food-processing waste.

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How do we calculate stamp duty?

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The SDLT you will owe is based on a small number of factors, primarily the value of the house or flat. On a £573000 house or flat in Lechlade, stamp duty will be £22920 (accurate March 2013).

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Is there something I can do to circumvent paying SDLT?

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Stamp duty mitigation is not advised, as such schemes are often uneconomical and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed imposing fines and reviewing all your revenue matters.

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What will the council tax cost for a Victorian Band H flat in Lechlade?

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The council tax band should ordinarily be identified within the report on title along with the governing local authority Council tax charges for properties in Lechlade are set out in detail on the Vale of White Horse local authority website. At the time of writing, 25 January 2013, rates are:

  • Band A - £995.00
  • Band B - £1,161.00
  • Band C - £1,327.00
  • Band D - £1,493.00
  • Band E - £1,825.00
  • Band F - £2,157.00
  • Band G - £2,488.00
  • Band H - £2,986.00

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What sort of environmental conveyancing searches as respects the risk and history of flooding around Gloucestershire will a conveyancer in Lechlade do?

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An important step in the legal process involves a conveyancer making an application for environmental searches that offer some details with respect to Lechlade historical flood risk.

 
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