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Conveyancing in Shotton Q & A's

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Updated: 22/04/17

Shotton points of interest

Gt Saughall Cheshire Windmill, Ewloe Castle Cadw and Flint Castle Cadw are situated in Shotton.

Shotton's nearest airport is Howarden Airport. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 12 miles and away. The nearest train station to Shotton is Shotton, around 1 mile away.

The neighbouring hospital for Shotton is Deeside Community.


We are trying to find a solicitors firm that offers cheap conveyancing in Shotton. What do we need to consider?


Various firms advertise theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra charges may be added into the terms which unwary homeowners fail to check. Any disbursements to be paid should also be included on any quote for conveyancing in Shotton


Would acquiring a property survey be necessary if we are buying a house or flat, regardless of its age?


The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors advise that home buyers arrange a home surveyor to undertake a survey if you are planning to buy in Shotton. A wide range of defects will impact a property, which include ground movement, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.


I am on a deadline and need get fast conveyancing, what can we do to speed up the process?


Instructing a proactive solicitor is key a fast conveyancing transaction. There are numerous tasks you as the purchaser can do to speed up the process, such as, pushing the solicitor to begin enquiries as soon as possible, answering any queries raised by your solicitor as soon as possible and arranging your mortgage offer.


If I buy a book about the conveyancing process when buying and selling a flat. Might it be a good idea to take care of the conveyancing on a DIY basis without any help?

There are no arguments why you cannot handle the your own conveyancing on your own. That said, a Shotton lawyer carries out a large number of activities such as applying for and interpreting office copies and checking the lease which are more safely handled with appropriate a qualified solicitor. Moreover solicitors are required to carry the correct professional indemnity insurance in order to protect you from any professional errors.


How much would fees for my searches total?


The cost of conveyancing searches can vary appreciably, subject to which searches have been ordered.


We are worried about council tax charges on a Forties detached property in Shotton, what are they?


Almost always a conveyancing report on title will provide the relevant Flintshire council tax band. The correct charges for homes in Shotton are listed at the Flintshire local authority site. Currently on 10/08/2012 the rates are:

  • Band A - £789.25
  • Band B - £920.79
  • Band C - £1,052.33
  • Band D - £1,183.87
  • Band E - £1,446.95
  • Band F - £1,710.03
  • Band G - £1,973.12
  • Band H - £2,367.74


Which body is on charge of for keeping order in the status of the conservation areas in Shotton?


Conservation areas in Shotton are designated by Flintshire who govern the state of the area including things like vacant buildings, side extensions and the historic layout of roads. English Heritage have put together information on the state of repair of conservation areas as well as the risk of a worsening of the condition of the area.


What will the Shotton property lawyer recommend if the building I am intending to buy is inside the boundary of a Flintshire local authority conservation area which has unlawful windows fitted?


Flintshire planning authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) conducted by your solicitor should find out the existence of the appropriate formal approval for any alterations to the property.