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Conveyancing in Powys Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/07/17

Powys travel information:

Powys's closest airport is Trehelig, Welshpool Airport. The closest station to Powys is Builth Road, almost 3 miles away.

Builth Wells is a relatively close hospital to Powys.

Q.

We are looking for a cheap solicitor quote for buying a flat. What do I need to check for?

A.

Various conveyancers promote cheap conveyancing. However additional costs may inflate your solicitor's invoice. Your conveyancing quote should state any disbursements to be paid.

Q.

We are enquiring about the council tax rates on a period end of terrace property in Powys, how much are they?

A.

Frequently a title report will give detail the relevant Powys council tax band.

The latest council tax charges for Powys are detailed online at the Powys council site. At the time of authoring on 07 August 2012 the rates are:

  • Band A - £778.85
  • Band B - £908.66
  • Band C - £1,038.47
  • Band D - £1,168.28
  • Band E - £1,427.90
  • Band F - £1,687.52
  • Band G - £1,947.13
  • Band H - £2,336.56

Q.

At what point do we need to find a conveyancer?

A.

In simple terms, instructing as soon as possible is wise, as conveyancing involves a number of tasks that can be carried out immediately. Early instruction of a firm for a purchase enables you will

the details of your Powys solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, relevant information can be sourced sooner (this is particularly true for leasehold properties).

Q.

How long can conveyancing to sell property take, on average? I am purchasing a home in Powys.

A.

The time required to sell or purchase residential property does vary. This is affected by a number of issues affecting the property which may include if management information is required. We strive to ensure each client is undertaken as quickly as possible.

Q.

Property solicitors in Powys do varied searches if instructed to act for a purchaser but what specific ones?

A.

If purchasing and applying for a mortgage, your lender requires you to a solicitor to get at least - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental, and possibly less common searches for example Official Search of whole with priority.

Q.

What does searches cost?

A.

Conveyancing searches ranges in cost. They are disbursements, and will be charged at cost.

Q.

Bank of Scotland will be our mortgage lender - is there anything I need to consider?

A.

House buyers need to be aware that some lenders are now reducing their 'solicitor panel'. This can mean higher conveyancing costs for purchasers. Homeward Legal are able to act on behalf of the vast majority of UK mortgage lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.

Q.

We are purchasing a £858k Powys property, how is stamp duty tax calculated?

A.

The SDLT payable will rely on the valuation. For a property purchased for £858k, SDLT will be £34320.

 
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