Conveyancing In West Wittering Q & A's
Where do we learn additional information on the upkeep of conservation areas in West Wittering?
Local West Wittering conservation area matters such as the upkeep of public spaces or vacant buildings are handled by Havant.
Following a campaign, English Heritage have put together information on the state of conservation areas as well as the risk of a worsening of the condition of the area.
Are the doctors/dentists/schools oversubscribed in the area I want to move to?
Although your conveyancing solicitor may have some personal knowledge of these critical factors, they are not part of the conveyancing process, so will not form part of the contract.
If aspects such as how likely you’ll get into a surgery or school are important to you, it is worth factoring this in at an early stage when you are researching the areas into which you want to move. You can also glean some facts from the estate agent representing properties where you want to move, too. You might also like to contact the surgeries or schools for further information.
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Regarding the widespread surface water flooding in Worthing and West Sussex I am apprehensive that environmental searches might not be sufficient?
An experienced West Wittering property solicitor will recommend that you carry out informative flood searches if the standard conveyancing searches determine a West Wittering flood risk area
For greater peace of mind it could be worth trying to contact a local resident.
Would arranging a building survey be advisable when we are buying a home?
It is advised that buyers book a home surveyor to undertake a survey. There are many issues that will impact a property, that a lender's valuation survey, for example, will not cover. These can include rotten roof timbers.
Is it a sensible idea to defer paying for stamp duty tax?
Stamp Duty Land Tax usually must be paid on residential property sold for more than one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Stamp duty avoidance must be treated with caution by purchasers in West Wittering, as such schemes are often uneconomical and very risky.
If we are intending to buy near West Wittering, in the parish of Selsey, do we need a chancel search?
Your property solicitor might recommend a chancel search, regardless of the parish where the house being bought is found. In West Wittering's much older areas, chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils may have spared previous owners or tenants, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.
What can we do when buying a home in a Havant council designated conservation area ?
Havant council enquiries conducted by your West Wittering property lawyer during the legal process should check the existence of the appropriate formal approval for modifications to the building. If no suitable consents be available, your conveyancing solicitor will advise you of the best alternative which can include getting covered by an indemnity policy or obtaining retrospective permission from Havant local authority.
How do we determine stamp duty, how much do we need to budget for a £811000 residence?
The Stamp Duty owed is calculated with reference to the purchase price of the home. For a house or flat estimated at £811000, the rate will be £32440.*
*Accurate as of July 2012