Where do we determine more information on the standard of the conservation areas in Llanharan?
English Heritage, a government body, have put together information on the state of conservation areas in Rhondda Cynon Taff and throughout England as well as the vulnerability of the area. Conservation areas in Llanharan including trees, addition of unsympathetic windows or poorly maintained public spaces are managed by the local Rhondda Cynon Taf planning authority.
What type of local checks as respects the risk of flooding in the Rhondda Cynon Taff area will the conveyancing solicitor in Llanharan actually do?
An important component in the conveyancing process of buying a property involves your conveyancing lawyer carrying out conveyancing searches that go into details in relation to Llanharan flooding. Furthermore, your conveyancing solicitor in Llanharan will sometimes advocate a significantly more in-depth local Llanharan area flood risk search. The most recent (03/01/13) publication on the UK Environment Agency do not list any flood warnings in Llanharan.
What is stamp duty and land transaction tax?
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a proportion of the final sale price of a property payable to HMRC by the buyer. The current trigger threshold is for any property priced at £125,000 or over (unless you’re a first-time buyer, in which case you pay less or no tax for properties priced at less than £500,000). Your solicitor will handle the transfer of the tax as part of the final tasks on your conveyancing.
In Scotland, buyers have to pay Land and Buildings Transaction Tax and, in Wales, the Land Transaction Tax is triggered at properties priced over £180,000.
In all cases, the amount payable is based on a sliding scale as the price goes up as a proportion of that range added together than an overall flat tax amount or percentage. So, the higher the price goes up, the greater the amount of tax you have to pay.
Would ordering a building survey be necessary when we are purchasing a house in Llanharan?
It is suggested that you arrange a property survey if buying in Llanharan. There are a wide range of concerns which can negatively affect a property, that a lender's valuation survey, for example, will not cover. These include unsafe chimney circulation or cavity wall tie failure.
Do any conservation areas in Llanharan have the potential to affect us?
With nine thousand affected areas across the country, the regions around Llanharan include a range of areas of conservation. The conveyancing solicitor handling your purchase offer more information and confirm potential liability for unauthorised works.