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Conveyancing in Tintern Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/10/17

The closest train station to Tintern is Chepstow, almost 4 miles away. Bristol Airport is 22 miles from Tintern.

Chepstow Community is a nearby hospital.

Q.

How do I get the cheapest Tintern conveyancing quote?

A.

The lack of clarity surrounding this point catches out many property buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately extra fees will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Any additional charges should be fair. A quote should also state applicable disbursements.

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The local agent has put forward a law firm which they often use. Do we need to instruct them?

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Your agent will be able to pressure a conveyancing firm they refer many clients to, and can therefore exert pressure on your behalf, however, such referrals must be carefully considered, as some agents may 'recommend' the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best value for you.

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We are buying on a new development brownfield land. What should we do regarding nickel topsoil contamination?

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With this region's industrial history in parts of Tintern, topsoil contamination is impossible to completely avoid. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as water contaminants such as phenols.

Q.

How can we calculate stamp duty and what will we need to pay on a £296000 property?

A.

Stamp Duty in Tintern will rely on the purchase price. It is £8880 on a £296000 residential property.*

*Correct as of September 2012

Q.

Which government authority keeps records for policing the standard of repair of the conservation areas in Tintern?

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Following a campaign, English Heritage maintain details of the state of repair of conservation areas in Monmouthshire and throughout England as well as the vulnerability to deterioration. Local conservation areas e.g. property boundaries, non sympathetic doors or advertising hoardings are governed by the local authority (Forest of Dean).

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Would getting a Homebuyer Report be necessary when buying any property?

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It is strongly advised that most Tintern buyers book a RICS survey. Numerous defects will impact a property, including unsafe chimney circulation. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

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How many mortgage lenders in Tintern do you work with?

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Most lenders in Tintern are on our panels. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Mortgage Advice Service Ltd, 28 Newport Rd, Risca, Newport, NP11 6LW, JFS Home Loans, The Red House, Shirenewton, Chepstow, NP16 6RL, and Chepstow Financial Services, Tidenham, Chepstow, NP16 7NA.

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Do you recommend making the effort to hold off paying for stamp duty to the Revenue?

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SDLT is usually payable on houses sold for over 125,000 pounds. We do not advise home buyers risk any stamp duty reduction, as such schemes are often uneconomical and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later. There have been a number of government-sponsored schemes, such as higher thresholds for first-time buyers. A conveyancing solicitor should confirm whether you are eligible.