Conveyancing In Lichfield Q & A's
What is the council tax on a semi-detached Band A house in Lichfield?
You will be give detail the houses band with the title report. Council tax rates for Lichfield are tabled at the Lichfield local authority website. On (16 March 2013) rates are:
- Band A - £972.00
- Band B - £1,134.00
- Band C - £1,296.00
- Band D - £1,459.00
- Band E - £1,783.00
- Band F - £2,107.00
- Band G - £2,431.00
- Band H - £2,917.00
Will we need a chancel liability search? I am buying a flat in Lichfield.
Owners of property near to nearby church property may be required to contribute towards repairs. This is referred to as chancel repair liability. Some names or words such as 'abbeylands' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply. Lichfield church lands where a chancel search may be necessary include Christ Church, S.Chad, S.John's Hospital and S.Mary.
We have found plenty of on and offline documents on the subject of do it yourself conveyancing. That being the case, do I have to use conveyancing solicitor in Lichfield ?
There is absolutely no argument why a seller cannot decide to embark on the greater majority of the legal work without the help of a specialist property lawyer in Lichfield.
However, a property solicitor typically handles a significant number of activities such as stock transfer forms and applying for searches many of which need experience. More importantly DIY conveyancers are not covered by the appropriate professional indemnity insurance that all firms and their solicitors are obligated to carry.
Is it a good idea to hold off paying for stamp duty?
Stamp duty avoidance must be treated with caution, as such schemes are often uneconomical and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later and the total stamp duty tax may be payable, along with interest and penalties.
I’ve lost my gas/electrical certificates; will that stop me moving?
There is no legal imperative for you to provide either the gas or electrical safety certificates as the seller; you are required to provide a gas safety certificate on an annual basis, however, if you are planning on letting the property out. The Institution of Electrical Engineers recommends that an electrical certificate be updated at least every ten years or when the property is transferred to a new owner (every 5 years if you are letting the property out).
However, this usually means that this is the responsibility of the buyer with the onus on organising an inspection for a new certificate falling on them.
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We are buying in Lichfield, and have a conveyancing quote from you. Might there be any extra fees?
No. We never charge any additional charges.
Property lawyers in Lichfield order a variety of searches when instructed to act for a home buyer, but which specific searches?
If purchasing and applying for a mortgage, your lender expects a solicitor to get at least - Local Authority Search, Drainage Search and Environment Search,, and possibly area-specific searches, which may include a HS2 Search.