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Conveyancing in Newquay Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

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The closest airport to Newquay is Newquay Airport (3 miles). Newquay's nearest station is Newquay.

Newquay is a nearby hospital.


I need to find fixed rate Newquay conveyancing. What are the risks?


Numerous firms promote so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional fees are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement that unknowing property buyers and sellers have not reviewed Extra fees ought to be reasonable and clear and be applied only where the conveyancer is required to complete extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. A quote must also state any disbursements.Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.


What is the council tax on a detached Band G property in Newquay?


You will be cover the houses council tax band with the report on title.

The latest tax charges for homes in Newquay are set out in detail at the Cornwall council site. At the time of writing on 29 September 2012 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


We are buying a £650000 residential property in Newquay, what should be calculated for stamp duty?

Stamp Duty will depend on the property's price. On a £650000 property, stamp duty will be £26000.


Having heard about the major flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England I am worried that conveyancing searches might not be exacting enough?


Environmental searches applied for by your property solicitor in Newquay will also include a far more detailed search (Landmark) if the risk warrants it.

Sometimes home buyers to get in touch with a local resident to get further assurance.


Is a Homebuyer Report a good idea if we are buying property in Newquay?


It is firmly advised that you book a survey. There are many defects that can negatively affect a property, which will not be covered by the legal work, such as roof spread or roof damage.


We are buying on a Newquay brownfield site. Is lithium (Li) soil contamination likely?


Policies are in place to control pollution, waste, water and chemical contamination. The local authority for Newquay will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.


We are purchasing a property in Newquay. How can we check that the property is in a conservation area?


These areas secure areas of historical or architectural value. A property solicitor will confirm potential liability for unauthorised works and be able to advise further.


Which individual conveyancing searches should a Newquay conveyancing solicitor do when buying a Newquay flat?


Normal conveyancing protocol is to get these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW), Environment Search, Tin Mining Search and China Search and occasionally specific searches, which may include a Utilities Search.