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Conveyancing in Wanborough Q & A's

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Ask Clarisa a question hl@syntarsus.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

Wanborough is roughly 1.4 miles off the M4 junction entry 15 Eastbound.

The closest train station to Wanborough is Hungerford, about 12 miles away and Wanborough's closest airport is Kidlington, Oxford Airport.

Swindon, Great Western is the most convenient hospital.

Q.

We need to find discount conveyancing. What are the risks?

A.

The confusion over this issue catches out many sellers and buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many firms purport to offer so-called cheap conveyancing, but additional charges may increase the solicitor's invoice.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Wanborough?

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Wanborough is located in Swindon Borough Council, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH, contact: 01793 445 500

Q.

Property conveyancing searches may be fine but when one considers recent flooding e g the major flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England are they sufficient to report sufficient information about the risk of flooding in Wanborough?

A.

A good Wanborough property lawyer should always get environmental searches if the standard conveyancing searches determine a significant risk Wanborough flood risk.

For greater assurance perhaps you could speak to a neighbour.

Q.

What would charge for searches total?

With Homeward Legal, Wanborough conveyancing clients are required to pay at most £249 for a standard search bundle. Searches are disbursements paid to a third party, and are charged at cost.

Q.

What is the council tax on a period mid-terrace home in Wanborough?

A.

Commonly, the report on title should cover the relevant Swindon council tax band. The latest tax charges for residents of Wanborough are set out in detail at the Swindon local authority website. On (25 February 2013) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £929.00
  • Band B - £1,083.00
  • Band C - £1,238.00
  • Band D - £1,393.00
  • Band E - £1,702.00
  • Band F - £2,012.00
  • Band G - £2,321.00
  • Band H - £2,786.00

Q.

Do we need to get searches for chancel liability? I am buying in Wanborough.

A.

Chancel repair liability can require some home owners to cover the cost of maintenance of a local church. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Wanborough Parochial Church Council enforce liability. Church properties in this area where a chancel search may be necessary include St Andrew and St Bartholomew.

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Wanborough conveyancers order formal property conveyancing searches if instructed to act for a buyer, but which actual searches?

A.

When applying for a mortgage, your lender requires you to at least the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search and Environmental, as well as any less common searches, which might include Commons Registration (CON290).

Q.

What should I be conscious of if we acquire a Wanborough property in a Swindon planning authority conservation area ?

A.

Swindon local authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search conducted by your solicitor will determine the existence of suitable consent for any modifications to the property.

 
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