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Conveyancing in Shropshire Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

The closest airport to Shropshire is Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport. Birmingham Airport is 24 miles and away. Shropshire's nearest station is Codsall.

Nuffield Wolverhampton is the closest hospital for Shropshire.

Q.

We need to find an affordable conveyancing quote. What should I check?

A.

Many solicitors advertise cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately additional costs will be included in the solicitor's terms. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.

Q.

What will the council tax cost me on a Thirties Band H flat in Shropshire?

A.

Your appropriate band will usually be set out as part of the conveyancer's title report along with the local council Correct rates for Shropshire are published at the Shropshire local authority site. At the time of authoring, 03 December 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,000.00
  • Band B - £1,167.00
  • Band C - £1,333.00
  • Band D - £1,500.00
  • Band E - £1,833.00
  • Band F - £2,167.00
  • Band G - £2,500.00
  • Band H - £3,000.00

Q.

What can contaminate land in Shropshire. Are they an issue?

A.

Residential property in Shropshire could be contaminated by a broad range of factors caused by man and by nature. Issues like local waste transfer sites or proposed erection of mobile masts will be detailed in an appropriate search.

Q.

How long may the legal work to buy residential property take, according to your estimates?

The amount of time needed to transact a property can vary. This is influenced by a number of concerns. These could include if management information is required. Nationwide, the average is around ten weeks, whereas Homeward Legal take a more proactive attitude, pushing a transaction to complete within 8 weeks if possible.

Q.

How will a property solicitor in Shropshire report back on the risk of local flooding in the Shropshire region on a Victorian building we are going to purchase?

A.

A qualified conveyancer makes an application for official property conveyancing searches, which include Shropshire flood risk area data.

Q.

Is it possible that some of the designated Shropshire conservation areas are in poor condition?

A.

An up-to-date assessment of the condition of Shropshires conservation areas is documented by English Heritage and this data are available at their website:

Knockin is noted as at risk with unknown vulnerability and no significant change, Whittington is noted as poor with high vulnerability and deteriorating, Neenton is noted as at risk with unknown vulnerability and no significant change, Quatford is noted as at risk with unknown vulnerability and no significant change, Stottesdon is noted as at risk with unknown vulnerability and no significant change, Beckbury is noted as at risk with unknown vulnerability and deteriorating, Severn Gorge (part) is noted as at risk with unknown vulnerability and no significant change.

Q.

We are purchasing a £1136000 Shropshire home, what should be determined for stamp duty?

A.

Stamp Duty is dependent on the house's value. Stamp duty will be £56800 on a £1136000 Shropshire property.

Q.

We are buying a house. Do we need conveyancing searches?

A.

These searches are a standard set of enquiries carried out on your behalf, such as a tin mining search, and will only cover issues and defects relating to the property's legal title.

 
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