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Conveyancing in Pentyrch Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

Pentyrch information:

Pentyrch's nearest airport is Cardiff Airport. and Taffs Well station is approximately 2 miles from Pentyrch.

Pentyrch is very close at about 1 1/2m of Junction 33 Eastbound of the M4.

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Local points of interest in Pentyrch

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Tongwynlais Castell Coch Cadw and Caerphilly Castle Cadw are situated in Pentyrch.

The nearest hospital to Pentyrch is Whitchurch Cardiff.

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We are trying to find a cheap solicitor to buy a house. What do we need to consider?

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Lack of clarity over this matter catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many conveyancers purport to offer cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional fees are frequently hidden in the terms. A quote ought to define any disbursements.Our online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.

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Is soil in Pentyrch contaminated by manganese (Mn)?

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Metal contamination may have occurred throughout Pentyrch, but some very localised cases of contamination in Pentyrch may pose unacceptably high risk. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Pentyrch, including local authorities.

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Do we need a chancel search if we are buying in the parish of Merthyr Mawr?

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Your solicitor may suggest a chancel search, regardless of the parish where the house being bought is found. Through some Parochial Church Councils have decided to exact chancel repairs on current owners, a conveyancing solicitor cannot verify that a parish where dues have not recently been paid will not be so in future.

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What can conveyancing searches cost?

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With a Homeward Legal conveyancing solicitor, a purchase conveyancing client in Pentyrch required to pay at a maximum £249 for a standard bundle of searches. Additional searches your solicitor may recommend include a commons registration search.

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Which local authority is responsible for Pentyrch?

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Pentyrch is located in Cardiff Council, County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, CF10 4UW, contact: 029 2087 208

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Regarding the widespread river flooding in Wales we are wondering if environmental searches might not be thorough enough?

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Your property lawyer in Pentyrch should include specialist flood searches from Landmark if the first conveyancing searches flag up any kind of local Pentyrch flood risk.

Sometimes property buyers to speak to a local resident for additional further assurance if still concerned.

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My estate agent has put forward the property solicitor. Do we need to instruct this solicitor?

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Many agents in Tilehurst have arrangements with solicitors where they refer conveyancing clients to them. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, the agent may recommend the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best value for you.

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We are concerned about council tax charges on a Forties mid-terrace property in Pentyrch, how much are they?

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Typically the conveyancing report on title will give the Cardiff council tax band. The correct charges for residents of Pentyrch are detailed at the Cardiff council website. On 03 July 2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £738.47
  • Band B - £861.55
  • Band C - £984.63
  • Band D - £1,107.71
  • Band E - £1,353.87
  • Band F - £1,600.03
  • Band G - £1,846.18
  • Band H - £2,215.42

 
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