Conveyancing In Worcestershire Q & A's
How do I protect against being gazumped?
This happens when a house seller agrees to an offer and then rejects it in favour of a greater offer. The risk of getting gazumped is present in any transaction. Instructing a conveyancing solicitor early is a key first step to reducing this risk.
Are conveyancing searches necessary?
Searches are a standardised bundle of questions requested by the purchaser's property solicitor through particular organisations. Conveyancing searches are highly recommended, but will only cover the legal condition of the property's title.
Will the report on title prepared by the Worcestershire property solicitor give details on relevant rates of the council tax for a Band A cottage before exchange of contracts?
A conveyancer will approach the local council to discover the currently applicable council tax rates, which will be set out in the conveyancer's title report. The latest tax charges for residents of Worcestershire are listed online at the local authority site.
Could Worcestershire soil be contaminated by barium?
Soil contamination is closely checked. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Worcestershire, including local authorities.
Is it advisable to avoid paying stamp duty?
Stamp Duty Land Tax is usually payable for property sold for more than 125,000 pounds. Homeward Legal do not advise home buyers undertake any stamp duty reduction. These schemes are costly and can be very unlikely to succeed.