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Conveyancing in Thatcham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/07/17

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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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 purchasing with Natwest, is there anything we need to know?

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Some lenders have limited the firms who can act for them, resulting in increased conveyancing costs for buyers if their conveyancer is unable to act both on their behalf, and for their lender. Homeward Legal can act for the vast majority of lenders, ensuring that an additional conveyancer will not be required to act for your lender.

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In relation to the serious flooding in the UK in April 2012 I am apprehensive that conveyancing and environmental searches might not be thorough enough?

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Flood searches carried out by your conveyancer in Thatcham should also include the far more in depth search (Landmark) if the risk warrants it.

Sometimes property buyers to speak to a neighbour or local resident for some more assurance if you are still worried or regional Berkshire flood repair builder, such as: M & J Deacon Builders Ltd, St. Anton Bucklebury Alley, Cold Ash, Thatcham, RG18 9NJ Tel: 01635 200377.

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Which local authority looks after Thatcham?

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Thatcham is located in West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 5LD, Call: 01635 42401

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What particular property searches should a Thatcham property solicitor apply for a Thatcham flat?

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Standard conveyancing protocol will be to get the following Local Authority (council), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental, and possibly specific local searches for example Chancel Check.

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When in the conveyancing process do we need to arrange a conveyancing solicitor in Thatcham?

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With a firm offering a 'no move, no fee' conveyancing quote, the earlier, the better. Early instruction of a conveyancing firm can limit the risk of the sale or purchase aborting.

Q.

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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