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Conveyancing in Pewsey Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

Pewsey travel information:

The nearest station to Pewsey is Pewsey and the closest airport to Pewsey is Southampton, Mitchell Way Airport (32 miles).

Savernake Marlborourgh is a nearby hospital to Pewsey.


What are the best conveyancing rates for a 549,000 house?


Numerous conveyancers claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Often additional costs are often hiding in the small print which unwary buyers and sellers fail to check. Any additional costs needs to be reasonable and clear. They be applicable if the solicitor must complete work beyond standard conveyancing , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Is a home buyers survey advisable when purchasing any property in Pewsey?


It is suggested that the majority of buyers instruct a surveyor when you intend to buy in Pewsey. It is a fact that there are a wide range of problems which can affect a property, which a conveyancing solicitor will not report on, which include insect infestation and blocked drains.


What kind of local searches in connection with the risk of possible flooding around Wiltshire will the Pewsey lawyer actually carry out on a Fifties property we intend to purchase?


A lawyer will conduct official property environmental searches that incorporate Pewsey historical flood risk data. As an additional measure means that your conveyancing solicitor in Pewsey might propose a significantly more search.


In relation to the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England, I am concerned that flood risk searches may not be sufficient?

Your Pewsey property solicitor will advise you to also get environmental searches if the enviro searches establishes a significant risk Pewsey flood risk area data

Sometimes home buyers to also contact a local resident for that further information if you are still worried.


What does the Pewsey conveyancing lawyer recommend if the home I am buying is inside a conservation area in Wiltshire planning authority which has inappropriate stone cladding installed?


The local authority enquiries conducted by a property lawyer as part of the conveyancing will identify if the Pewsey property a conservation area and evidence of the appropriate permissions for alterations will be requested.


We plan to buy a property in the parish of Easton Grey. Should we get a chancel search?


The conveyancer could recommend a chancel search. Through some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have opted to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of lay rectorships, it cannot be guaranteed that a parish which has not imposed liability will not be so in future, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.


Can you state how to avoid paying stamp duty to HM Revenue?


Stamp duty mitigation scheme is not advised when buying in Pewsey. These schemes are expensive and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed imposing fines and reviewing all your revenue matters. There have been a number of legitimate initiatives, however, such as for first-time buyers. Your solicitor will advise as to your eligibility.


Does our property lawyer in Pewsey inform me about the cost of council tax on a Band F house before exchanging contracts?


The property lawyer will speak to the governing Wiltshire local authority to find out the applicable council tax charges which will be detailed in the conveyancing report on title. The correct charges for properties in Pewsey are tabled online at the Wiltshire council website. At the time of authoring (30 October 2012) the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,010.00
  • Band B - £1,179.00
  • Band C - £1,347.00
  • Band D - £1,515.00
  • Band E - £1,852.00
  • Band F - £2,189.00
  • Band G - £2,525.00
  • Band H - £3,031.00