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Conveyancing in Ventnor Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/04/18

The closest airport to Ventnor is Sandown IoW Airport (4 miles). Bembridge IoW Airport is 8 miles and away. The nearest train station to Ventnor is Shanklin.

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Ventnor area information

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St Catherines Lighthouse, Wroxall IOW Owl and Falconry Centre Birds of Prey Centre and Appuldurcombe House English Heritage are around Ventnor.

The most convenient hospital is St Marys Blackwater.

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How do I get the best conveyancing rates in Ventnor for a £306k property?

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Many law firms advertise so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing', however additional costs will be included in small print. Any disbursements should also be included on a Ventnor conveyancing quote Additional fees listed in the solicitor's terms should be fair. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Which local authority is responsible for Ventnor?

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Ventnor is located in Isle of Wight Council, County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD phone: 01983 821 000

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How much is the council tax on a residential detached Band H dwelling in Ventnor?

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You will be cover your property's band as part of the title report. Council tax rates for Ventnor are listed at the Isle of Wight local authority site. At the time of writing, 14 February 2013, 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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Should you get a chancel liability search? I am buying a maisonette close to a priory built in the 15th Century in Ventnor.

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Where land in Ventnor was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to pay for maintenance of church property in the locality. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Ventnor Parochial Church Council enforce liability. Ventnor ecclesiastical properties include Holy Trinity, St Alban and St Catherine.

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What sort of scrutiny as respects the potential risk of possible flooding in the Isle Of Wight region will the Ventnor conveyancer give an account of?

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A solicitor will carry out formal conveyancing searches that incorporate Ventnor historical flood risk data.

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Alliance and Leicester is our lender - what do I need to be aware of?

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When taking out a mortgage to buy a property, your lender will require legal work to be carried out on their behalf. Over the last two years, some lenders have limited the number of solicitors who can act for them. Homeward Legal can act on behalf of all major mortgage lenders.

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Is contaminated land a concern for the majority of residential properties in Ventnor?

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A range of contaminants caused by naturally-occurring factors can quickly spoil property in Ventnor. Contaminants including proximity to scrap yards and other land contamination will be detailed in an appropriate search. Bleakdown Quarry, Bleakdown, Isle Of Wight, PO38 3LA is a source of potential local contamination in Ventnor.

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What can a Ventnor conveyancing lawyer advise if the flat we am buying is in a Isle of Wight planning authority conservation area which has unsuitable doors added?

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Isle of Wight local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) conducted by a solicitor during the legal process will see the existence of suitable permission for any modifications to the property.