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Conveyancing in Pontypridd Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

Pontypridd information:

Cardiff Airport is 14 miles from Pontypridd. and Pontypridd's closest train station is Pontypridd at 1 mile s.

Dewi Sant Pontypridd is the nearest hospital.

Q.

How do I get the cheapest Pontypridd conveyancing quote?

A.

Many firms purport to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however extra fees are frequently hidden in small print that homeowners often do not check. Any additional costs found in the small print needs to be reasonable and clear. Our online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.

Q.

Should I make use of the property solicitor usually used by my estate agent?

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Both agents and mortgage brokers will recommend a conveyancer. Such referrals should be compared to other online or local firms, as the agent may recommend the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.

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How long will conveyancing often require, in your experience? We are buying in Pontypridd.

A.

The amount of time required to transfer residential property varies. This is dependent on several legal considerations including whether either party has a mortgage. Our solicitors work hard to ensure the matter is undertaken as quickly as possible.

Q.

I am concerned about the council tax charges on a detached property in Pontypridd, what are they?

A.

Typically the conveyancer's title report should give information the appropriate Caerphilly council tax band. Council tax rates for Pontypridd are listed online at the Caerphilly local authority website. As at, 07 February 2013, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £733.65
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  • Band B - £855.92
  • Band C - £978.20
  • Band D - £1,100.47
  • Band E - £1,345.02
  • Band F - £1,589.57
  • Band G - £1,834.12
  • Band H - £2,200.94

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Is it recommended that we get a chancel liability search when you are purchasing in Pontypridd close to a vicarage?

A.

As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Pontypridd which was once owned by a 'lay rectors' can be liable for maintenance of church property in the locality. A chancel search is used to confirm whether such a liability exists. Liability is more common in some parts of the country. Your conveyancing solicitor will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability.

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We are buying a building in a Pontypridd conservation area, where can I find information in respect of the state of repair of the area?

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Conservation areas in Pontypridd are nominated by Caerphilly who manage conservation area concerns from street furniture to the obstruction of poorly maintained public spaces.

English Heritage have produced information on the condition of conservation areas in Pontypridd and throughout England in addition to the vulnerability to a worsening of the condition of the area.

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Which local authority looks after Pontypridd?

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Pontypridd is located in Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, Headquarters, The Pavilions, Cambrian Park, Clydach Vale, Tonypandy, CF40 2XX, phone: 01443 424 000

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Is gazumping frequent in Pontypridd?

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Gazumping occurs when an offer is accepted, and then rejected, by the property seller and then selecting a greater offer. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a risk of gazumping. Instructing a law firm early, and even before acceptance of an offer to handle your transaction should help to reduce the likelihood of gazumping.

 
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