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Conveyancing in Monmouth Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/07/17

Local transport and health service information

The nearest airport to Monmouth is Gloucester Airport. and Monmouth's nearest station is Lydney.

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Local points of interest in Monmouth

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The Kymin National Trust Monmouth Castle Cadw and Cornwall House Historic Houses Association are situated in Monmouth.

The neighbouring hospital for Monmouth is Monmouth.

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How do we get affordable conveyancing?

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Many online and high street solicitors offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra costs will be included in the small print which unwary homeowners fail to check. A quote for conveyancing in Monmouth should also state any disbursements. Any charges found in the small print ought to be fair and be applicable solely where your conveyancer must complete unanticipated additional work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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We are intending to purchase a residence in the parish of Mounton. Should we order a chancel search?

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Whichever Monmouth parish you are buying in, a property solicitor might recommend a chancel search. Through some church councils have exercised their right to exact chancel repairs on the current owners of affected property, it is not possible to be certain that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will continue to be unaffected.

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Is soil in Monmouth contaminated by selenium?

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Monmouth's local area has a history of contamination from industrial or agricultural, like much of the UK. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Monmouth, including local authorities.

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Which of the Monmouth lender panels are you a member of?

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Most lenders in Monmouth are on our panels. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Direct Lending Centre, 75 The Homend, Ledbury, HR8 1BP, Lloyds TSB Mortgages, Barnett Way, Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3RW, and BDM Financial Consultants Ltd, Selsey View/68 Peghouse Rise, Stroud, GL5 1UR. The lawyer handling the work for your Monmouth purchase or sale should be able to deal with the particular enquiries and searches your lender requires.

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I am concerned about the council tax rates on a semi-detached house in Monmouth, how much are they?

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Ordinarily, the report on title will include the relevant Monmouthshire council tax band. The correct rates for Monmouth are listed at the Monmouthshire local authority website. At the time of authoring (04/01/2013) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £819.29
  • Band B - £955.84
  • Band C - £1,092.39
  • Band D - £1,228.94
  • Band E - £1,502.04
  • Band F - £1,775.14
  • Band G - £2,048.23
  • Band H - £2,457.88

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Why does purchase conveyancing take months to complete?

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The legal work undertaken to transfer a property in Monmouth may be obstructed. We endeavour to lessen the burden of these delays by chasing for prompt responses. Delays can include issues elsewhere in a chain.

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For a residential property valued at £1099000, how is stamp duty rates determined?

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Stamp Duty in Monmouth will depend on the property's value. On a £1099000 property, stamp duty will be £54950.*

*(Source - www.gov.uk, 12/03/2013)

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What is the authority that is on charge of for keeping order in the status of neglect Monmouth conservation areas?

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Local conservation areas including paths and footpaths, the addition of stone cladding or poorly maintained public spaces are handled by the local Monmouthshire planning authority. English Heritage, a government body, have put together information of the state of repair of conservation areas in addition to the vulnerability.

 
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