If I am purchasing near Wolverton, in the parish of Adstock, do we need a chancel search?
Your property lawyer may suggest a chancel search, regardless of the parish where the home being bought is located. Through some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have taken the decision to exact chancel repairs on owners of lay rectorships, it is not possible to be certain that a parish which has not been subject to chancel liability in the past will not be so in future. For property in the parish of Adstock, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.
I am completing next May, what should be calculated for Stamp Duty Land Tax?
The Stamp Duty you will owe will depend on the purchase price. Stamp duty will be £21040 on a £526000 property.
For a fast conveyancing process to buy a £970,000 property, what can we do to speed up the process?
As is often reported, finding a proactive solicitor is crucial to a fast conveyancing transaction. There are a range of things you, as the buyer, can do. These include:
- calling or emailing the solicitor, and chase them if you suspect any delays
- quickly answering your solicitor's questions (by email if possible)
- confirming your mortgage offer
How much is the council tax on a Fifties semi-detached home in Wolverton?
Normally a title report will give detail the relevant Milton Keynes council tax band. The latest council tax charges for residents of Wolverton are listed on the Milton Keynes local authority site. At the time of authoring, 19 September 2012, rates are:
- Band A - £928.00
- Band B - £1,083.00
- Band C - £1,237.00
- Band D - £1,392.00
- Band E - £1,701.00
- Band F - £2,011.00
- Band G - £2,320.00
- Band H - £2,784.00
Will the costs for our conveyancing introduce any supplementary hidden costs?
We will not charge any additional charges. Be aware that some firms only provide estimates disguised as quotes, which could be totally different to your final invoice.
What would fee for our conveyancing searches come to?
Conveyancing searches ranges in cost, and will be dependent on your lender's requirements. Searches are paid to a third party, and will not be included in your solicitor's fees.
Do Homeward Legal do the conveyancing for residential property auction properties in Wolverton?
Homeward Legal do frequently carry out work for buyers at auction. Lawyers invariably encourage buyers at auction to select a qualified conveyancing lawyer in advance of the date of the auction to allow adequate time for an investigation of the legal documents.
Is it hard to sell a property located in a conservation area?
A conservation area is designated and managed by the local authority to ensure the unique nature of the location is maintained by placing restrictions on changes to the buildings, street furniture and green spaces to protect the architectural or historical interest of everything within the conservation area boundary.
Because of this resistance to change, this usually means homes in conservation areas are more attractive to buyers, and, as such, there may be a premium to pay over properties outside such areas. Because of the attraction of such property, they will usually sell well and quickly. However, there will need to be greater checks by the buyer’s solicitor to verify that your property conforms to the conservation area restrictions, which may add extra time to the duration of the conveyancing.
Homeward Legal's solicitors have a great deal of experience working with sales and purchases in conservation areas, so why not give our team a quick call on 0800 038 6699 right now to find out what we can do to help your plans?