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Conveyancing in Paignton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 25/04/17

Paignton travel information:

The nearest airport to Paignton is Exeter International Airport (21 miles). Plymouth City Airport is 24 miles and away. The closest station to Paignton is Paignton.

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Paignton area information

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Berry Head Lighthouse, Kirkham House English Heritage and Berry Pomeroy Castle English Heritage are close to Paignton.

The most convenient hospital to Paignton is Paignton.

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We are looking for the cheapest conveyancing quote. Will I get a quote or and estimate?

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Confusion over this matter catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many firms offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra fees can inflate your final bill. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Do we need a survey for our home we intend to purchase?

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Homeward Legal recommend that buyers book a home surveyor to perform a survey. A range issues can negatively affect a property. These can include severe weathering or wet rot, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

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What type of searches into the risk of flooding at Devon will the Paignton property solicitor actually apply for on a Sixties property we are going to purchase?

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A conveyancing lawyer will carry out standard formal environmental searches, which include Paignton flood risk area data.

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What can a Paignton property solicitor do if the home I am buying is within a registered conservation area and has incongruous roof antenna installed?

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A property solicitor will carry out searches see whether your new home is affected by a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have appropriate consents from the Torbay council.

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How do we avoid paying out for stamp duty?

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Stamp duty scheme is not recommended for purchases in Paignton, because these schemes are often uneconomical and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed meaning that the full stamp duty amount will be payable, with potential fines.

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I am buying a 1930s building in one of the Paignton conservation area, how do I find data in regards to the standard of upkeep?

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English Heritage have created records on the state of repair of conservation areas in addition to the vulnerability. Conservation areas are created by the local authority (Torbay) who preside over conservation area concerns from street furniture to ugly shop fronts.

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What will the council tax cost on a residential Band H apartment in Paignton?

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Your pertinent band will commonly be highlighted within the conveyancing report on title, and by the local council. The latest tax charges for Paignton are listed at the Torbay council site. At the time of authoring, 10 November 2012, rates are:

  • Band A - £999.00
  • Band B - £1,166.00
  • Band C - £1,332.00
  • Band D - £1,499.00
  • Band E - £1,832.00
  • Band F - £2,165.00
  • Band G - £2,498.00
  • Band H - £2,998.00

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I am buying a £1016000, what will be calculated for Stamp Duty Land Tax rates?

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The Stamp Duty payable will depend on the purchase price. It is £50800 on a £1016000 residential property (information accurate February 2013).

 
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