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Conveyancing in Thornhill Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/10/17

Thornhill's closest train station is Lisvane and Thornhill at 1 mile and Thornhill's closest airport is Cardiff Airport. Bristol Airport is 25 miles away.

Thornhill is close at very close at 1 1/2m of the M4 Junction 32 Eastbound.

Caerphilly & District Miners is the neighbouring hospital.

Q.

We are looking for the cheapest conveyancing quote. as we are on a budget.

A.

Numerous solicitors claim to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional costs are frequently hidden in the small print, left unread by preoccupied property buyers and sellers Any disbursements must also be stated on the conveyancing quote. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

Q.

We are concerned about council tax charges on a Thirties detached property in Thornhill, what are they?

A.

As a rule the title report will supply the relevant Cardiff council tax band.

The latest tax charges for Thornhill are set out on the Cardiff council site. At the time of authoring on 05 August 2012 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £738.47
  • Band B - £861.55
  • Band C - £984.63
  • Band D - £1,107.71
  • Band E - £1,353.87
  • Band F - £1,600.03
  • Band G - £1,846.18
  • Band H - £2,215.42

Q.

Does 'fixtures and fittings' include things like aerials and satellite dishes?

A.

Purchasers are frequently confused by the vagueness surrounding what fixtures and fittings should be included with a property. The parties' may have widely differing assumptions about what will be included; this makes the completion of a fixtures and fittings form essential.

Q.

Are Thornhill many conservation areas going to constrain us?

A.

Buyers in Thornhill should be aware of several local areas of conservation. You may wish to contact the local authority for more detail, but your conveyancing solicitor will investigate this in detail.

Q.

Are buyers frequently gazumped in Thornhill?

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Gazumping happens when a seller accepts a purchaser's offer, only to later reject it in favour of a greater offer. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a risk of being gazumped. Consider instructing a solicitor as soon as you can to reduce the chance of your offer being gazumped.

Q.

Flood risk searches are standard procedure but with recent events such as the widespread river flooding in Wales are they the best way to see enough about the ever changing Thornhill flood risk area?

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A good Thornhill lawyer will advise you to get additional conveyancing and environmental searches from Landmark if the initial conveyancing searches identifies a significant risk Thornhill flood risk area data

Why not converse with a next door neighbour for some further insight.

Q.

For a residence valued at £850000. What will be assessed for stamp duty?

A.

Stamp Duty is calculated based on the purchase price of the property. For a house or flat estimated at £850000, SDLT will be £34000.*

*Accurate August 2012

Q.

What particular property searches conveyancing searches will the Thornhill solicitor apply for when instructed on a Thornhill house?

A.

The normal conveyancing procedure will be to obtain the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environmental, and possibly particular searches, like Limestone Search.