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Conveyancing in Lymington Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/10/17

Regional information and addresses ;

Lymington's closest airport is Bournemouth International Airport (13 miles). Southampton Airport is 16 miles, Bembridge IoW Airport is 20 miles, Sandown IoW Airport is 18 miles and away. Lymington Town train station is around a mile from Lymington.

The most convenient hospital is Lymington.

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How do I get a discount conveyancing estimate in Lymington?

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Many firms advertise theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Often additional fees may inflate the final invoice. Any charges needs to be reasonable and clear. They only apply to matters if your solicitor is required to complete extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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What is the council tax on a residential end of terrace Band E house in Lymington?

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You should be cover the homes council tax band as part of the conveyancer's title report. Council tax charges for homes in Lymington are set out online at the Isle of Wight local authority site. At the time of writing, 08 December 2012, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £979.00
  • Band B - £1,142.00
  • Band C - £1,305.00
  • Band D - £1,468.00
  • Band E - £1,794.00
  • Band F - £2,120.00
  • Band G - £2,446.00
  • Band H - £2,936.00

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The house being purchased is on a ex-industrial site. Is the soil potentially contaminated by waste minerals like nickel?

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Soil contamination by industrial waste, including metals, will have occurred in parts of Lymington. Data on many contaminants, such as polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) and groundwater contamination, will be included in an environmental search.

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We are buying a property where the seller has installed unsympathetic dormer windows to the maisonette in Lymington which we think might possibly break nearby conservation area criteria

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A lawyer will carry out searches determine whether the property is located within a conservation area, and if so whether any alterations have required consent from the Isle of Wight council. In the absence of any the necessary permissions, your solicitor will give you professional advice on the options, which include seeking retrospective permission from Isle of Wight planning authority or purchasing an indemnity policy.

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Is contaminated land a concern in Lymington?

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Numerous of contaminants can impair land, and an environmental search will confirm that a specific residence may be affected by local contaminants like sand or gravel pits.

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How do I defer paying stamp duty to HM Revenue?

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Stamp duty reduction scheme should not be considered, as such schemes are costly and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later meaning that the full stamp duty amount will be payable, with potential fines.

Q.

Will your Lymington conveyancer do any property on the Isle of Wight Sixties detached property I want to buy?

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The conventional conveyancing procedure is to get the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environmental as well as any area-specific searches for example Chancel check Search.

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We are going to buy a renovated investment property in the middle of a conservation area, how do I find details on the state of repair?

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English Heritage have conducted a survey and created details in relation to the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas as well as the vulnerability. Local Lymington conservation areas are created by the local authority (Isle of Wight) who maintain everything from public spaces to neon signs.