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Conveyancing in Rhiwbina Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/07/17

Rhiwbina travel information:

Rhiwbina is nearby at under 1 mile of Junction 32 Eastbound of the M4.

Rhiwbina's closest airport is Cardiff Airport. Bristol Airport is 24 miles away. The closest station to Rhiwbina is Rhiwbina, almost a mile away.

The nearest hospital for Rhiwbina is Whitchurch Cardiff.

Q.

We are looking for the cheapest conveyancing solicitors. Can you assist?

A.

Confusion over this matter catches out many property buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many conveyancers advertise theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However additional costs are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement.

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The home in Rhiwbina being purchased is on a brownfield site. Is strontium soil contamination likely?

A.

Rhiwbina's local area has a history of contamination from industry, agriculture and the natural environment , like much of the UK. The local authority for Rhiwbina will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.

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Which body has overall responsibility for policing the state of neglect the conservation areas in Rhiwbina?

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Conservation areas in Rhiwbina are specified by Cardiff who preserve the state of the area including things like back illuminated signs, coloured road surfaces and paths and footpaths. English Heritage, a government body, maintain a list of the condition of conservation areas in Rhiwbina and across England along with the exposure to the area falling into disrepair.

Q.

We are anxious about the council tax charges on a Sixties end of terrace home in Rhiwbina, what are they?

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Usually the report on title should cover the Cardiff council tax band. Correct rates for homes in Rhiwbina are tabled at the Cardiff local authority website. Currently on 06 March 2013 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £738.47
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  • 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

Q.

Do homewardlegal.co.uk advise on the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Rhiwbina?

A.

Yes - Our company often act for buyers at auction. Homeward Legal tend to recommend purchasers to decide on a residential conveyancing lawyer well before the property auction date to give enough time for a thorough review of the property's legal title.

Subsequently, following the actual auction a property lawyer has to be prepared for get through all of the legal work in 28 days as usually required by the auction conditions.

Q.

Will I need a home buyers survey for our house purchase?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors advise that most purchasers arrange a house surveyor. There are a range of defects that can affect a property, which include cracks in walls.

Q.

What does the Rhiwbina property solicitor recommend if the house I am intending to buy is within a Cardiff local authority conservation area that possibly has inappropriate windows added?

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Local authority LLC1 searches conducted by your solicitor will determine whether the property is inside a conservation area proof of Coal Authority consent for modifications will be asked for. In the absence of any consents, your Rhiwbina conveyancing solicitor will advise you of the options, which include seeking from the planning authority or buying an indemnity policy.

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How early do I need to arrange a conveyancing solicitor in Rhiwbina?

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If you choose a firm with 'no move, no fee' protection, earlier is preferable. The legal work can then commence straight away. Instructing a firm to handle your Rhiwbina conveyancing early for a purchase may mean that you will the details of your Rhiwbina solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, prior to marketing the property, documents can be prepared to make it potentially more attractive to motivated buyers.

 
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