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Conveyancing in Porthleven Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/07/17

Local travel information:

Porthleven's closest station is St Erth. Porthleven's nearest airport is Penzance Airport. Lands End Airport is 16 miles away.

The closest hospital to Porthleven is Helston Community.


How do I get low cost conveyancing?


Several law firms offer cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately additional fees are often hiding in the solicitor's terms which unwary buyers fail to check. Applicable disbursements should also be clearly stated on your quote Charges needs to be fair and reasonable and be applied only where the conveyancer is required to perform tasks outside a normal transaction on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


What can a Porthleven property solicitor advise if the building is situated in a conservation area in Cornwall local authority which has unfitting roof aerials added?


Local authority LLC1 searches carried out by your Porthleven property lawyer during the legal process will find out whether the property is in a designated conservation area and any evidence of formal approval for alterations will be requested.


Handling the legal work without a Porthleven property lawyer appears to be becoming possible when selling a house , however would it be imprudent ?

In theory there are no reasons why a home buyer cant opt to handle the your own conveyancing unaided. However, a property lawyer takes care of a large number of skilled tasks including chasing notices/share certificates and identifying conservation area breaches many of which require a qualified professional.


What specific searches does my solicitor in Porthleven order for a Porthleven flat?


The routine legal procedure is to obtain the following Local Authority, Drainage Search, Environmental, Tin Mining Search and China Search and perhaps specific local searches for example Official Search of Part with Priority (OS2).


Which local authority is responsible for Porthleven?


Porthleven is located in Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY, Tel: 0300 1234 104


What is the council tax on a residential mid-terrace Band F home in Porthleven?


You should be give information the property's council tax band in the conveyancer's title report.

The correct rates for residents of Porthleven are published at the Cornwall council site. On (22 November 2012) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £979.00
  • Band B - £1,142.00
  • Band C - £1,305.00
  • Band D - £1,468.00
  • Band E - £1,794.00
  • Band F - £2,120.00
  • Band G - £2,446.00
  • Band H - £2,936.00


Do I need to get a Porthleven house surveyor to review this property purchase?


We suggest that you order a house survey. Numerous defects will impact a property, for example roof spread.


I am purchasing a £602000 Porthleven house. How is Stamp Duty Land Tax assessed?


The rate of stamp duty you must pay depends on the value of the property. Stamp duty will be £24080 on a £602000 residential property.*

*This information correct as of October 2012