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Conveyancing in Paddock Wood Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

Paddock Wood information:

Paddock Wood's nearest train station is Paddock Wood. Paddock Wood's nearest airport is Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport (13 miles). Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Rochester Airport is 13 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 19 miles away.

The closest hospital to Paddock Wood is Pembury, Tunbridge Wells.

Q.

We are trying to find fixed rate Paddock Wood conveyancing. Will we get a quote or and estimate?

A.

Many online and high street property lawyers purport to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately extra fees can inflate your solicitor's invoice. Additional fees found in the small print ought to be clearly defined. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

Q.

We are intending to purchase a chapel in Deal. Is a chancel search necessary?

A.

Whether you are buying a house in Paddock Wood or elsewhere in the county, the property lawyer might recommend that a chancel search is taken out. Chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on the current owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils may have not done so in the past. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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My lender is Yorkshire Bank, is there anything we need to consider?

A.

A small number of lenders have limited the number of solicitors who can act for them. Homeward Legal, however, are able to act for many lenders, ensuring that an additional lawyer will not be required to act for your lender.

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How long should conveyancing legal work often take? I need a fast service.

A.

For the majority of home buyers, the amount of time required to transact a residence may vary, with reference to a broad set of issues affecting the property. These may include situations where another

party does not quickly respond an enquiry. With our specialist solicitors, each client is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service.

Q.

Flood searches are estimated from archived data and given recent events such as the Met Office warning of more intense rainfall in the future are they actually good enough to report sufficient information about the Paddock Wood flood risk?

A.

A qualified conveyancing solicitor in Paddock Wood will consider also get property environmental searches if the standard search establishes a significant risk the local Paddock Wood flood risk

You could also try to speak to a next door neighbour for additional local history.

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Can we get out of paying out for stamp duty to HM Revenue?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) usually must be paid for property purchases valued at over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty scheme must be treated with caution, as such schemes are often uneconomical and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed . There have been a range of government initiatives, such as relief for buyers in 'disadvantaged areas', and your solicitor will advise if these may apply.

Q.

My partner and I are planning to buy in Paddock Wood, and would like to check that there are many conservation areas.

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Parts of Paddock Wood considered be of 'special architectural and historic interest', like fishing villages, may be recorded as conservation areas. You may wish to contact the local authority if you have specific questions, but your conveyancing lawyer will address this during the house-buying process.

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How much is the council tax on a Sixties converted Band H property in Paddock Wood?

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You will be supply your new property's council tax band in the report on title. The latest tax charges for properties in Paddock Wood are listed on the Tunbridge Wells council website. On, 29 August 2012, band rates are:

  • Band A - £961.00
  • Band B - £1,121.00
  • Band C - £1,281.00
  • Band D - £1,441.00
  • Band E - £1,761.00
  • Band F - £2,081.00
  • Band G - £2,401.00
  • Band H - £2,882.00

 
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