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Conveyancing in Rumney Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 13/07/17

Local key data:

Commuters are well served with Rumney enjoying excellent major road access close at about 1 1/2 mile of the A48M.

The closest train station to Rumney is Heath High Level, almost 3 miles away. The nearest airport to Rumney is Cardiff Airport (12 miles). Bristol Airport is 20 miles away.

The most convenient hospital is Cardiff, Croescadarn Rd.

Q.

Please confirm the cheapest fee for a 466,000 house? We are trying to find a discount conveyancing quote in Rumney.

A.

Many online and high street solicitors offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional costs are often hiding in small print. The conveyancing quote ought to define costs to be paid to third parties, such as the Land Registry, (disbursements). Any costs should be fair and clearly defined. They only be applied if the conveyancer must perform additional tasks on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.

Q.

Which local authority looks after Rumney?

A.

Rumney is located in Cardiff Council, County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, CF10 4UW, phone: 029 2087 208

Q.

Is there anything I can do to get out of paying for SDLT?

A.

We firmly advise against any stamp duty mitigation, because these schemes are expensive and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.

Q.

To complete on our leasehold property purchase ASAP, how do we guarantee fast conveyancing?

A.

Crucial to a fast completion is to employing a proactive and experienced conveyancing solicitor. That said, there are a range of things you can also do, including, organising your finances, including arranging a mortgage, quickly answering your conveyancing solicitor's questions and asking for property searches to be ordered immediately.

Q.

In Rumney, are there service providers of contaminated soil remediation?

A.

In Rumney, remediation can often be possible, but it can be costly. Contact a local specialist such as Lawnmaster Turf Co, Newton Meadows/Newton Rd, Rumney, Cardiff, CF3 2EJ for more insight.

Q.

How soon should I speak to a conveyancing solicitor in Rumney?

A.

Generally, earlier is preferable. Prompt instruction of a firm for a purchase means that you will the details of your Rumney 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.

Q.

Should I get a chancel search? We are purchasing a flat conversion in Rumney.

A.

Some owners in Rumney can be required to fund repairs to older church buildings. Following the Land Registration Act 2002, interest over any affected land in Rumney must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search.

Q.

We are enquiring about the council tax charges on a Fifties detached house in Rumney, what are they?

A.

Normally the title report will provide the appropriate Cardiff council tax band. Up-to-date rates for properties in Rumney are set out on the Cardiff council site. At the time of writing on 20 January 2013 rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £738.47
  • 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

 
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