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Conveyancing in Worcester Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/07/17

As confirmed by the 2011 census Worcester's population is 287,414 spread over an area of 124,873 hectares (308,567 acres) which equals a density of residential population of 2.3 people per hectare (0.9 per acre).

Worcester's nearest station is Worcester Foregate Street. The closest airport to Worcester is Defford Airport (disused) Airport (7 miles). Gloucester Airport is 21 mile s, Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport is 23 miles and away.

Drivers are well served with Worcester having good road access very close at approximately three miles of Junction 7 Northbound of the M5.

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Worcester attractions and landmarks

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The Greyfriars National Trust Worcester St Swithun Churches Conservation Trust and Spetchley All Saints Churches Conservation Trust are around Worcester.

The nearest hospital is Worcester, South Bank.

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I need affordable conveyancing, we are on a tight budget.

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Many buyers and sellers seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates. Many firms promote 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Often additional fees are often hiding in the small print, left unread by preoccupied buyers and sellers

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The vendor appears to have fitted chimney stacks on the flat which we think may violate The Canal conservation area guidelines.

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Worcester council LLC1 searches conducted by a property lawyer in the process of the conveyancing will confirm whether the property is inside a designated conservation area and evidence of local authority approval for additions to the property will be asked for.

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What can I do to get out of paying for stamp duty on our new property?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax is generally payable on home purchases over 125,000 pounds. We do not recommend any stamp duty mitigation. These schemes are costly and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.

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Conveyancing solicitors in Worcester do standard property when they are acting for a home purchaser, what actual ones?

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If buying and getting a mortgage the mortgage lender insist that a solicitor to get at least specific searches, including these searches - Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental as well as any area-specific searches for instance Anti Money Laundering Search.

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The home being purchased is in St. Barnabas. Will the property be eligible for stamp duty relief?

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Worcester disadvantaged areas are identified by council ward. Disadvantaged areas in and around Worcester include St. Barnabas. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.

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Will our conveyancing quote include any hidden costs?

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We never hide any additional costs. A Homeward Legal conveyancing quote is an accurate fee.

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Can Worcester brownfield land top-soil still be contaminated?

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Considerable measures are taken in all parts of Worcester and the UK to remediate soil contamination. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including groundwater contamination.

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How is Worcester contaminated land investigated?

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A range of contaminants caused by human activities has the potential to affect property. Contaminants like limestone or gypsum quarrying and radioactive substances in the region should be considered as part of the appropriate search.

 
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