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Conveyancing in Meir Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 11/10/17

Meir services information

Blythe Bridge station is around 2 miles from Meir. Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport is 28 miles from Meir.

Longton Dresden is the closest hospital to Meir.

Q.

How do I find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Meir?

A.

Both high-street and online conveyancers offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately additional charges can inflate the solicitor's invoice. Applicable disbursements should be included on the conveyancing quote. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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Will I need a chancel liability search? I am buying a Meir property by a church constructed in the 1700s.

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There are over 15,000 parishes in England and Wales. Owners of property within some of these may be required to cover the cost of the repair of a local church. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. Meir churches include Holy Trinity.

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How is stamp duty assessed and what should we budget for a £215000 home?

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The Stamp Duty rate payable will depend on the property's value. It is £2150 on a £215000 property (information correct 01/03/2013).

Q.

What is the council tax on a end of terrace Band A home in Meir?

You will be supply your houses band with the conveyancer's title report. Up-to-date rates for homes in Meir are detailed at the Staffordshire Moorlands council website. Currently on 03 September 2012 rates are:

  • Band A - £970.00
  • Band B - £1,132.00
  • Band C - £1,293.00
  • Band D - £1,455.00
  • Band E - £1,778.00
  • Band F - £2,102.00
  • Band G - £2,425.00
  • Band H - £2,910.00

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I am on a tight deadline, and would like organise a fast purchase, what do we need to organise?

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Contacting a proactive, diligent conveyancer is the key to a fast transaction. There are, however, several things you can do, such as, keeping in regular contact with the conveyancer, getting your mortgage offer in place and promptly answering your conveyancer's questions.

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Do you advise taking precautions to avoid paying stamp duty land tax?

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We firmly advise against any stamp duty avoidance, as such schemes are often uneconomical and unreliable.

Q.

Meir property solicitors order formal searches if instructed to act for a property purchaser but what particular searches?

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If buying and getting a mortgage a mortgage lender requires you to a solicitor to get at least - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search and Environmental as well as any specific local searches, which might include HS2 report.

Q.

Is contaminated land in Meir a problem for many residences?

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Residential property in Meir can be contaminated by several environmental concerns. Contaminants like shallow mining will be considered as part of the environmental searches. Contamination in Meir can be caused by local waste sites, such as Shraff Tip, Longton Hall Road, Staffordshire, ST3 2NG.