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Conveyancing in Tamworth Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

The nearest station to Tamworth is Sutton Parkway. The nearest airport to Tamworth is Birmingham Airport (13 miles). Coventry Airport is 21 mile and East Midlands Airport is 21 mile away.

Tamworth is approximately three miles of junction entry 10 Eastbound of the M42.

Sir Robert Peel Bonehill is the neighbouring hospital.

Q.

We need to find a discount conveyancing estimate in Tamworth. What do we need to check for?

A.

Numerous firms promote supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra charges will be included in the terms. Any disbursements should also be included on your conveyancing quote. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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We are buying on a Tamworth brownfield land. What should we do regarding tin soil contamination?

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Measures are taken on a local and national level to resolve soil contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as groundwater contaminants like organic compounds.

Q.

Are there any disadvantaged areas in Tamworth?

A.

Tamworth disadvantaged areas are identified by ward. Disadvantaged areas in the vicinity Tamworth currently include Glascote. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.

Q.

When buying a sixties investment property in a Tamworth conservation area, where does one get details in regards to the state of upkeep?

A.

English Heritage have put together records about the state of conservation areas in England along with the risk of a worsening of the condition of the area. Local conservation areas are nominated by the local

Tamworth planning authority, who preside over things like private spaces to the policing of traffic signs.

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In relation to the widespread flooding in 2012 in the Midlands I am asking whether environmental searches won't be sufficient?

A.

Environmental searches carried out by a Tamworth solicitor should also include a far more thorough search (Landmark) if required.

Why not contact a future neighbour for additional more assurance or nearby Staffordshire flooding repair expert, like Belfor Relectronic UK Ltd, Offa House/Orchard St, Tamworth, B79 7RE Tel: 01827 307600.

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What is the council tax on a Forties end of terrace Band H property in Tamworth?

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You should be give information your new property's council tax band with the title report. The correct charges for residents of Tamworth are published at the Tamworth local authority site. At the time of authoring (27 June 2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £949.00
  • Band B - £1,107.00
  • Band C - £1,265.00
  • Band D - £1,424.00
  • Band E - £1,740.00
  • Band F - £2,056.00
  • Band G - £2,373.00
  • Band H - £2,847.00

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Should we order a chancel search if we are intending to purchase in the parish of Grindon, near Tamworth?

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The conveyancing solicitor might recommend that a chancel search is taken out. In older areas of Tamworth, chancel repair has the potential to be charged on new owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils may have not done so in the past, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.

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What type of local environmental checks into the risk and history of local flooding to properties in Staffordshire will the property lawyer in Tamworth be able to do on an investment property I am intending to purchase?

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A qualified lawyer applies for standard property environmental searches that will include Tamworth flood risk area data information.

 
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