Friday, July 30, 2010

Fixed £22 fee is charged for a search of a council’s land charges register, but government advice is

Homebuyers search fee to be abolished

The fixed fee is charged for a personal search of a council's local land charges register, but it is a cost homebuyers should no longer have to face, the communities and local government department said. The land searches tell people about potential issues affecting the property – for example, if the house is in a conservation area and it would make getting permission for an extension difficult, or if there is a protected tree that cannot be cut down.

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7 thoughts on “Fixed £22 fee is charged for a search of a council’s land charges register, but government advice is

  • Woopeee do. Well I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m going to rush out & buy an overpriced property to
    save £22.

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    What Doomwatch says.

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  • doomwatch/mark wadsworth – if you roll in the HIP fee which no longer has to be paid surely it’s looking a much more attractive proposition (LOL)

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    JackC, and the SDLT exemption for FTBs, and the taxpayer subsidised interest rates and the right to veto council tax hikes – all of which merely feed through into higher house prices…

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  • mark wadsworth – I’m sure you will love this one ! – what is the current mortgage rate for a staff member at LTSB (that State owned bank of ours)?

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    Jack, at a guess 2.5% interest.

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  • MW – try 0.5% which means someone with a £60K mortgage on int only is paying £5.77 per week for a nice 1 bed appartment (parents stumped up the £40k deposit)

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