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Conveyancing in Tintagel Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 27/07/17

Tintagel's closest station is Lostwithiel at 18 miles. The nearest airport to Tintagel is Newquay Airport.

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Noted Tintagel interest

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Tintagel Old Post Office National Trust , St Nectans Falls Waterfall and Tintagel Castle English Heritage are easily accessible from Tintagel.

The closest hospital to Tintagel is Bodmin.

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How do we get the best conveyancing rates for a £635k residence?

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The confusion over what is, and is not, included in a 'cheap' quote leaves many buyers paying out more than they anticipated in the end, and many firms offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However extra fees may be added into the small print which buyers may have not read carefully A conveyancing quote should also state third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

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How much is the council tax on a Forties detached Band F property in Tintagel?

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You should be briefed about your homes council tax band in the title report. Up-to-date charges for Tintagel are detailed at the Cornwall local authority website. On, 28 November 2012, band rates are:

  • Band A - £979.00
  • Band B - £1,142.00
  • Band C - £1,305.00
  • Band D - £1,468.00
  • Band E - £1,794.00
  • Band F - £2,120.00
  • Band G - £2,446.00
  • Band H - £2,936.00

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Which factors will impact land in Tintagel, and will they be checked for thoroughly?

Property can be contaminated by a range of environmental factors. Contaminants including nearby electrical substations will be reported on in environmental search results.

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What precautions can we take to bypass paying for HMRC stamp duty?

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Stamp duty reduction is not advised, because these schemes are often uneconomical and unreliable.

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We have a leasehold property to purchase. How do we organise fast conveyancing?

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Finding a proactive, diligent solicitor is the key to fast conveyancing. There are various jobs you, as the buyer, could do, including, answering any queries raised by your solicitor as soon as possible, organising your finances and asking for property searches to be ordered immediately.

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My wife and I are buying in Tintagel. Can I check that the house is in a designated conservation area?

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These areas recognise areas of special architectural or historic interest. These restrictions can add to maintenance costs, but the benefits will include properties can be easier to sell. Your solicitor will provide more details.

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Is Tintagel topsoil likely to remain contaminated by molybdenum (Mo)?

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With the history of industry in parts of Tintagel, soil contamination is impossible to completely avoid. Metal contamination of soil in Tintagel is more likely to occur near former industrial sites. Data on other contaminants, like groundwater contaminants like silage, will also be included in an environmental search.

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Our local agent has offered the solicitors firm whom they usually use. Should I instruct this solicitor?

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Many agents in Horley will have a referral arrangement with solicitors where they refer conveyancing clients to them. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, it may be the case that the agent recommends the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the most suitable for you.

 
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