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Conveyancing in Thatcham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/04/18

Thatcham's nearest airport is Blackbushe Airport. Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 23 miles, White Waltham Airport is 23 miles, and Booker Airport is 25 miles away and the closest station to Thatcham is Thatcham.

West Berkshire Community Newbury is the neighbouring hospital for Thatcham.

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I am trying to find discount conveyancing. What should we check?

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Many property buyers and sellers seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates, and many conveyancers promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing', but additional costs may be added into the terms. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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We are using a Berkshire lender, and need to know which Thatcham lenders your solicitors work with. Whose panels are your solicitors on?

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Most lenders in Thatcham are on our panels. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Laurie Eames, Highclere Business Centre/Mount Rd, Highclere, Newbury, RG20 9QZ.

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How much does the conveyancing searches in Thatcham cost?

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The cost of conveyancing searches does vary. Searches are disbursements paid to a third party.

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What will the council tax cost on a Thirties Band B maisonette in Thatcham?

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The band should almost always be detailed in the conveyancing report on title along with the governing local authority

Up-to-date charges for residents of Thatcham are detailed online at the West Berkshire council site. On (21 August 2012) the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,002.00
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  • Band B - £1,169.00
  • Band C - £1,336.00
  • Band D - £1,503.00
  • Band E - £1,837.00
  • Band F - £2,171.00
  • Band G - £2,505.00
  • Band H - £3,006.00

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Do fixtures and fittings include things like lamps or lightshades?

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Mainly, fixtures are 'fixed' to the property and fixtures are free-standing items, such as the oven. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.

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In 3 months we are going to be moving from our terraced residence in Thatcham to a bigger property in Pangbourne at what stage to select a removals firm?

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The best advice is for buyers to hold off booking the removals company until after everyone has set the home moving date that takes place after contracts are signed. For more information try Newbury Removals, 4 Spackman Cl, Thatcham, RG19 3FE Tel: 07858 068774 or Thatcham Removals, 59 The Broadway, Thatcham, RG19 3HP Call: 01635 862562.

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If Thatcham land is found to be contaminated, can the soil be cost-effectively remedied?

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Remediation may be possible. Speak to a local specialist like F T S Sportsturf Services Ltd, Unit 39 Centerprise House/New Greenham Pk, Greenham, Thatcham, RG19 6HW for more details.

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I am purchasing an extended building in a designated Thatcham conservation area. Where does one get more data in regards to the state of repair of the Thatcham conservation area?

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Conservation areas are created by West Berkshire who maintain things like what can be demolished to the hindrance of poorly maintained public spaces. English Heritage, a government body, maintain a list on the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in Thatcham and throughout England in addition to the exposure to standards slipping.