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Conveyancing in Thatcham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 27/04/17

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.

Q.

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

A.

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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For fast conveyancing to buy a £904,000 house, what do we need to do?

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It is well established that a fast conveyancing transaction is the key to instruct a proactive and experienced property lawyer. There are, in addition, a range of tasks you as the buyer can do, including, ordering a property survey early in the transaction, answering any queries raised by the property lawyer as soon as possible and encouraging your property lawyer to carry out searches promptly.

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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
  • 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 you recommend making the effort to circumvent paying for stamp duty land tax?

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Stamp duty is generally payable on residential property valued at over one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds.

Homeward Legal firmly advise against any stamp duty mitigation scheme, as such schemes are costly and very risky. There have been certain legal initiatives, such as higher thresholds for first-time buyers. A conveyancing solicitor should confirm whether you are eligible.

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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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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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Sudden financial circumstances mean we have to complete on the legal process a share of freehold flat within 28 days, do Homeward Legal introduce any fast property lawyers in Thatcham ?

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All too often solicitors firms are inactive adding a lot of uncertainty to the home legal process.

Homeward Legals approach is to employ the latest conveyancing case management systems . Crucially we always give you a lawyer practiced at efficiently communicate through the whole of the buyer and seller property chain .

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If we are buying a property on the same street as a 1400s vicarage in Thatcham, will I need to get a search for chancel liability?

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Property owners proximate to churches may be required to cover the cost of repairs. This is referred to as chancel repair liability. A chancel search checks that such a liability exists. A solicitor will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Thatcham church properties which may give rise to chancel liability include St Barnabas and St Mary.

 
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