We are enquiring about council tax rates on a Fifties terraced property in Sychdyn, what are they?
More often than not a conveyancing report on title will contain the relevant Flintshire council tax band. Correct charges for Sychdyn are tabled online at the Flintshire council website. At the time of authoring on 24/11/2012 the different 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
The survey revealed that no planning consent was obtained for an extension: What are the issues I’ll face?
The chartered surveyor inspecting the property will check any extensions or works that have occurred and highlight any concerns for the attention of your conveyancing solicitor, who will make enquiries with the local authority to establish whether the consents and building regulations are in place.
If the building regulations agreement is not in place, the vendor is not legally allowed to sell the property until they are, since the title deeds cannot be transferred to your ownership. If building requiring planning consent is present at the property but without proof of consent approval, the local authority might be willing to accept a retrospective approval, although this could take a long time, and, even then, they may instruct you, as the new owner, to return the building to its former state, which could be very costly.
Your solicitor will be able to advise you on the most appropriate course of action to take, including whether the retrospective planning or the reversal of building works can be renegotiated from the agreed sale price.
Is a property survey a good idea when buying property?
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors firmly suggest that buyers arrange a house survey if purchasing in Sychdyn. There are a wide range of problems which affect a property, which include chimney defects, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.
How much will conveyancing searches cost?
Conveyancing searches ranges in cost, subject to which searches have been ordered. In Sychdyn, the standard bundle of searches included a local authority search and an environmental search.
Will your solicitor in Sychdyn carry out any conveyancing searches on the Flintshire period detached property I am intending to purchase?
Normal conveyancing procedure will be to get Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and perhaps particular searches, like Cheshire Brine Search.
What does a Sychdyn conveyancing lawyer recommend if the property I am planning to buy is situated in a Flintshire planning authority conservation area that has out of place windows fitted to it?
Flintshire local authority searches conducted by a property lawyer will ascertain the existence of the appropriate permission for development to the building.
Do you need a chancel search when my partner and I are buying in Sychdyn?
Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Sychdyn Church council. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced.