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Conveyancing in Shinfield Q & A's

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Updated: 16/01/18

Earley train station is about 3 miles from Shinfield. Blackbushe Airport is 7 miles from Shinfield. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 22 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 21 mile s, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 12 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 22 miles, White Waltham Airport is 11 miles s, and Booker Airport is 16 miles away.

Shinfield is around 1m of the M4 junction entry 11 Eastbound.

Reading, Royal Berkshire is the closest hospital to Shinfield.

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How do we get the best conveyancing rates in Shinfield for a £779,000 home?

A.

Several conveyancers advertise so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional charges are often hiding in the terms and conditions, left unread by preoccupied home owners Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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How do I defer paying stamp duty land tax?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is payable on residential property sold for more than £125,000. Stamp duty mitigation is not advised, 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.

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Do you have good solicitors that look after the conveyancing for auction properties in Shinfield?

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Our residential property lawyers commonly do the legal work for bidders at auction. We consistently advocate auction buyers to instruct a CQS conveyancing solicitor well in advance of the day of the auction for a review of the legal pack.

Subsequently, immediately after the day of bidding you are the lawyer needs to be geared up to carry out the purchase legal work in under 28 days, a normal requirement of terms and conditions of sale.

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How much is the council tax on a mid-terrace Band H property in Shinfield?

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You will be advised on the homes council tax band within the conveyancer's title report. Up-to-date charges for residents of Shinfield are detailed online at the Wokingham local authority site. At the time of writing, 10 February 2013, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £975.00
  • Band B - £1,137.00
  • Band C - £1,299.00
  • Band D - £1,462.00
  • Band E - £1,787.00
  • Band F - £2,112.00
  • Band G - £2,437.00
  • Band H - £2,924.00

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How could Shinfield property legal work require months? Isn't it a simple matter of filing paperwork?

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The legal work needed to sell or purchase a home may be exposed to significant delays. We aim to reduce their impact wherever it is feasible by proactively handling all enquiries.

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How is contaminated land in Shinfield checked?

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Several contaminants may impact property, and an environmental search should reveal whether a specific plot of land is impacted by local contaminants such as petroleum and fuel sites. Contamination can be caused by local waste sites, including Barlows Plantation Landfill, Off Silchester Road, Berkshire, RG7 4PS.

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Which government body is under obligation for safeguarding the state of repair of the conservation areas in Shinfield?

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Local conservation areas are set up by the local authority (Wokingham) who manage everything from including things like ugly highway signs, removal of front gardens for parking and area development.

Following a campaign, English Heritage keep information on the state of repair of conservation areas in Berkshire and throughout England in addition to the vulnerability to deterioration or improvement.

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Could our offer be gazumped?

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Gazumping describes circumstances where a owner agrees to a buyer's offer and later refuses it. Instead, they then go for a higher offer. The will be a risk of getting gazumped in any transaction, because offers are not binding until exchange of contracts. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a fast, efficient solicitor as soon as possible.