Conveyancing In Wombwell Q & A's
Is contaminated land a problem in Wombwell?
A broad range of contaminants may significantly reduce the value of property in Wombwell, and an environmental search should reveal if a property is impacted by contaminants in Wombwell such as proximity to landfill sites and shallow mining. Bleachcroft Farm, Barnsley Road, South Yorkshire, S72 8UX is a source of potential contamination in Wombwell.
Which local authority is responsible for Wombwell?
Wombwell is located in Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Town Hall, Church Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2TA, Tel: 01226 770 770
How is stamp duty calculated?
The Stamp Duty rate which will be owed will rely on the valuation. Stamp duty will be £13590 on a £453000 property in Wombwell.*
*This information correct as of October 2012
If I am purchasing in the parish of York St Olave with St Giles, should we get a chancel search?
A conveyancing lawyer could advise a chancel search. Through some Parochial Church Councils have opted to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of land subject to chancel liability, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will remain liability-free for new owners.
Can I withdraw my offer on a property at any time?
When you make an offer on a house that has been accepted by the vendor, you can ask them to take it off the market as part of the acceptance. If you are selling, you can show your intent by agreeing to remove it from other potential buyers’ interest.
As a buyer, you can withdraw your offer at any time (and, as a seller, you can reject an offer at any time) up to the exchange of contracts, which means you are now legally committed to go through with the transaction at the agreed price. You should check your contract with both the estate agent and your conveyancing solicitor as there may be fees and other penalties associated with pulling out of the transaction after the offer was initially agreed.
If you decide to withdraw from the contract after exchange, then you are in breach. This means, if you’re the buyer, the seller is entitled to keep whatever agreed sum has been set for the deposit, and could claim damages; as the seller, you will be liable to pay interest accrued during the Notice to Complete period as well as the deposit, and the potential for claiming losses, and the buyer has to return everything about the property at the seller’s expense.