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Conveyancing in Sheldon Q & A's

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Updated: 16/01/17

Sheldon's closest airport is Birmingham Airport (2 miles). Coventry Airport is 15 miles and Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport is 21 mile away. Sheldon's closest station is Olton.

Solihull, Parkway is a nearby hospital.

Q.

How do I get fixed rate conveyancing in Sheldon?

A.

Many firms offer supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately extra fees are often hiding in the terms. These terms are often ignored by excited homeowners, eager to get underway. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid ought to be listed on your quote Any charges ought to be clearly defined.

Q.

In what ways can my Sheldon property lawyer report back on the risk of floods to properties in Sheldon?

A.

Your property lawyer conducts standard protocol property conveyancing searches that will include Sheldon historical flood risk information.

Q.

Will our Sheldon conveyancer tell me about the cost of the council tax on a Band B building before completion?

A.

Your lawyer will approach the relevant Derbyshire Dales local authority to ascertain the most up to date council tax rates, which should then be written in the report on title. The correct charges for properties in Sheldon are set out on the Derbyshire Dales local authority site. At the time of writing, 13 November 2012, rates are:

  • Band A - £1,026.00
  • Band B - £1,197.00
  • Band C - £1,368.00
  • Band D - £1,539.00
  • Band E - £1,881.00
  • Band F - £2,223.00
  • Band G - £2,565.00
  • Band H - £3,078.00

Q.

Would you recommend taking steps to avoid paying SDLT rates?

A.

SDLT is due on residential property valued at over £125,000. Stamp duty avoidance should be treated

with extreme caution, as such schemes are expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later imposing penalties and investigating all your tax matters.

Q.

I am planning on buying an extended investment property in the middle of a conservation area in Sheldon. Where does one find more details relating to the state of repair of the area?

A.

Local Sheldon conservation areas are nominated by the local Derbyshire Dales planning authority, who manage conservation area concerns from street furniture to the stoppage of back illuminated signs. English Heritage, a government body, now maintain a detailed list in relation to the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas as well as the risk of standards slipping.

Q.

What can a Sheldon property solicitor do if the property we are planning to buy is inside the boundary of a conservation area and has unauthorised windows fitted?

A.

The property lawyer will always find out if your proposed purchase is affected by a designated conservation area, and if so whether any alterations have required consents from the local planning authority. In the event that no necessary permissions be supplied, your Sheldon conveyancer will advise you of all options e.g. obtaining an indemnity policy or obtaining retrospective approval from the planning authority.

Q.

Which specific conveyancing searches should the lawyer in Sheldon conduct for a Sheldon property?

A.

The common procedure will be to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW), Environment Search and Lead Mining Search and, depending on certain criteria, specific searches, which might include Anti Money Laundering Search.

Q.

How common is gazumping?

A.

Gazumping occurs when the 1st buyer's offer is rejected, following initial acceptance, by the property owner, choosing instead a higher offer. Though gazumping is uncommon when property prices are falling, there is still a risk. Instructing a conveyancing solicitor early to handle your transaction should help to reduce the likelihood of gazumping.

 
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