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Conveyancing in Maryland Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/10/17

Local area services information

Drivers are well catered for with Maryland being well placed with very convenient major road access approximately 3m of the A102M.

Maryland's closest airport is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 21 mile s, London Heliport Airport is 10 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 22 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 21 mile s, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 18 miles, Elstree Airport is 16 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 15 miles away. Maryland's nearest station is Maryland.

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Maryland attractions and landmarks

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Sutton House National Trust and Trinity Buoy Wharf LighthouseBlackheath Old Dover Rd Library Art Gallery are easily accessible from Maryland.

The most convenient hospital to Maryland is Plaistow, Newham University.

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I need to find a fixed rate conveyancing quote in Maryland. What is included?

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Several firms advertise cheap conveyancing, however additional charges will be included in the terms and conditions. Busy, stressed homeowners ignore these terms at their peril. Any extra fees included in terms and conditions should be fair. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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How much is the council tax on a period terraced Band A home in Maryland?

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You will be cover the houses band as part of the report on title. The latest council tax charges for homes in Maryland are set out on the Waltham Forest local authority website. At the time of authoring (08 August 2012) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £973.00
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  • Band B - £1,135.00
  • Band C - £1,297.00
  • Band D - £1,459.00
  • Band E - £1,783.00
  • Band F - £2,107.00
  • Band G - £2,432.00
  • Band H - £2,918.00

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We are buying a £1127000 house in Maryland. How is Stamp Duty Land Tax calculated?

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Stamp Duty will depend on a limited set of factors, primarily the value of the property. Stamp duty will be £56350 on a £1127000 house or flat in Maryland.

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Is it recommended to get a chancel search if we are purchasing in Maryland?

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In Maryland, some owners can be required to pay for repairs to an old church building. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a Maryland property, but an indemnity policy may be available to protect the new owners. The solicitor performing your conveyancing will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate.

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Is there anything we can do to circumvent paying stamp duty to the Revenue?

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Stamp duty mitigation is not recommended. These schemes are highly expensive and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.

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We are buying on a recently-developed former industrial site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste like lithium?

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Most top-soils in Maryland have some degree of contamination, from industry and natural causes. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as asbestos.

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Maryland conveyancing solicitors order formal searches when acting for a home purchaser - what specific searches?

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When you are applying for a mortgage, your lender expects at least the following Local Authority (council), Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environmental, and possibly area-specific searches for example Land Charges Search (K15).

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Is contaminated land in Maryland an issue?

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Maryland property will be contaminated by a broad range of natural causes and human activities, and factors such as overhead transmission lines will be considered as part of the environmental searches.