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Conveyancing in Ogmore By Sea Q & A's

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Updated: 22/10/17

Local travel information:

The nearest train station to Ogmore By Sea is Bridgend. Cardiff Airport is 14 miles from Ogmore By Sea. Swansea Airport is 21 mile away.

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Ogmore By Sea area info

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Porthcawl Lighthouse, Ogmore Castle Cadw and Ancient Hill Fort Dunraven Bay Archaeological Site are easily accessible from Ogmore By Sea.

The nearest hospital is Princess of Wales Bridgend.

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How do we identify a genuinely cheap fee? We need affordable conveyancing.

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This point catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many firms promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. This small print is often not read by buyers in a hurry. Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on a conveyancing quote

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For a fast conveyancing process to buy a £915,000 home, what do we need to do?

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Instructing a proactive, diligent property lawyer is key faster conveyancing. When identifying an appropriate a property lawyer, you should ask yourself the following: Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact Do they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis? Was there a delay delivering a quote?

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What is the council tax on a period semi-detached property in Ogmore By Sea?

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Ordinarily, a report on title should contain the appropriate Bridgend council tax band. Up-to-date charges for residents of Ogmore By Sea are tabled on the Bridgend council website. Currently on 29/10/2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £864.11
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  • Band B - £1,008.12
  • Band C - £1,152.14
  • Band D - £1,296.16
  • Band E - £1,584.20
  • Band F - £1,872.23
  • Band G - £2,160.27
  • Band H - £2,592.32

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How much does the conveyancing searches in Ogmore By Sea be?

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Conveyancing searches ranges in cost. Searches are paid to a third party, and will be charged at cost.

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Has aluminium (Al) ever contaminated land in Ogmore By Sea?

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Soil contamination is monitored frequently. Other sources of contaminated land include industrial storage and water contaminants such as household chemicals.

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We are buying a house in the parish of Penarth with Lavernock. Will a chancel search be important?

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A Ogmore By Sea conveyancing solicitor may suggest that a chancel search be taken out. In older areas of Ogmore By Sea, chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on the owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have not imposed the same liability on the last owners. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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What are our options if we buy a Ogmore By Sea semi detached house in a Bridgend planning authority designated conservation area ?

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Bridgend planning authority searches carried out by your solicitor during the legal process should establish the existence of the appropriate permission for any modifications to the building.

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For a lender, we have chosen Topaz Finance - is there anything I need to be aware of?

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A small number of lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. We are able to act on behalf of many lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.