Which local authority looks after Symonds Yat?
Symonds Yat is located in Herefordshire Council, Brockington, 35 Hafod Road, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 1SH, phone: 01432 260 001
Can I change the purpose of use for a purchase as part of the conveyancing procedure?
Putting in a planning request to change the use of part or all of a property is a straightforward process and you can deal directly with the local authority, which authorises plans and requests. However, tying it in with a planned purchase of a property has its own problems, since you don’t yet formally own the property, and the length of time to get through the planning process (with no guarantee of success) will need to be factored into the purchase duration, which the seller may not agree to.
We would advise you to either buy the property and then put in the planning request after completion (or exchange at the very earliest), or buy a property that’s already fit for your purposes. Or you might be lucky to find a property that already has the relevant planning consents in place.
We need to complete this purchase as soon as possible, can we aim for a fast conveyancing process in Symonds Yat?
Finding a proactive and experienced property lawyer is crucial to fast Symonds Yat conveyancing. There are, however, numerous tasks you can do, including, calling or emailing your property lawyer, and chase them if you suspect any delays, answering any queries raised by your property lawyer as soon as possible and organising your finances.
Can we avoid paying SDLT rates?
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is payable on homes over 125,000 pounds. Homeward Legal do not recommend any stamp duty mitigation. Such schemes are highly expensive and very risky.
What will the council tax cost me for a buy to let Band B apartment in Symonds Yat?
The relevant band should as a rule be detailed in the title report, as well as by the local authority. The latest council tax charges for properties in Symonds Yat are set out on the Herefordshire local authority website. At the time of writing (18 March 2013) the different rates are:
- Band A - £997.00
- Band B - £1,163.00
- Band C - £1,329.00
- Band D - £1,495.00
- Band E - £1,827.00
- Band F - £2,159.00
- Band G - £2,492.00
- Band H - £2,990.00
Is a drainage search a fee or disbursement?
Fees and disbursements ought to be identified on a conveyancing quote, with no additional charges of any kind in the terms and conditions. This charge is a disbursement not a fee, and is passed on to the buyer at cost.