Can I get out of paying for stamp duty to HM Revenue?
Stamp duty mitigation scheme should not be considered when purchasing in Llanybydder, as such schemes are highly expensive and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself.
If I want to build an extension or do other works once I move in, can I get a builder to visit to give me a quote?
There is nothing stopping you trying to organise this, so long as you set a date and time that’s acceptable to the vendor (or via their estate agent if they are unable to be there) and try to establish how long the process will take, so that this can be booked in.
This becomes particularly critical following a surveyor’s inspection where remedial works are identified and recommended. You can use the quote from the builder as a renegotiation tool on the asking price, if the work required is going to be particularly costly. If you decide to go down this route, it must be done before exchange of contracts (where you’re committing to the sale price) and you should inform your solicitor if you’ve had private discussions and agreements with the vendor over price for inclusion in the terms of the contract.
I am anxious about the council tax amounts on a period semi-detached house in Llanybydder, how much are they?
More often than not a title report will cover the relevant Carmarthenshire council tax band. The latest tax rates for homes in Llanybydder are listed at the Carmarthenshire council website. At the time of writing, 22/07/2012, rates for all bands are:
- Band A - £810.59
- Band B - £945.68
- Band C - £1,080.78
- Band D - £1,215.88
- Band E - £1,486.08
- Band F - £1,756.27
- Band G - £2,026.47
- Band H - £2,431.76
Should I accept an offer on my home if I haven’t found one to buy?
From your prospective buyer’s standpoint, they are not going to want to wait around for you to find somewhere to move to necessarily, meaning that they might drop out of the process to look for a property that is more readily available. However, you might want to have the discussion with your estate agent as to the best way to manage this as part of the process of putting your house on the market.
It’s not always going to be easy for everyone in the chain to have everything lined up from mortgage offers, sale price agreements, solicitors, surveys and so on. Therefore, you can be honest and tell your prospective buyer that, while you’re accepting the price, you haven’t completed your part in the chain; if they are unhappy with this, your other option is to consider a short-term rental or moving in with friends temporarily to protect the sale.
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Can Llanybydder former industrial site top-soil still be contaminated?
Most top soils in Llanybydder have some degree of contamination, from industry, agriculture and the natural environment . Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including chlorine.