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Conveyancing in Brighton Q & A's

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Updated: 21/10/16

Buying or selling a property in Brighton? Pertinent regional transport and services facts and figures -

In reference to the most recent census (2011), Brighton's usual residential population is 802,831 people spread over an area of 272,168 acres (110,143 hectares) which equals a density of population of 2.9 people per acre (7.3 per hectare).


Brighton area information


Hove Windmill, Hove St Andrew Churches Conservation Trust and Preston Park St Peter Churches Conservation Trust are close to Brighton.

The nearest airport to Brighton is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport (7 miles). Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 24 miles and Shoreham Airport is 7 miles away. Brighton's nearest station is Brighton.

The nearest hospital to Brighton is Royal Alexandra Childrens.


We are trying to find the cheapest conveyancing quote. What are the risks?


Both high-street and online property lawyers promote so-called cheap conveyancing. Often extra fees will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement which unwary homeowners fail to check. The conveyancing quote should list the disbursements to be paid. Any additional charges found in the terms needs to be fair and clearly defined. They be applicable solely where your conveyancer is required to complete unexpected extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.


What factors can contaminate land in Brighton, and are they thoroughly investigated?


Residential property in Brighton would be contaminated by a wide range of natural causes and human activities, and an environmental search should reveal whether a property can be impacted by Brighton contaminants such as hazardous and regulated installations or local waste transfer sites.


Do I need a chancel search? We are buying a property on the same street as a parson's close in Brighton.


As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Brighton which was once owned by a 'lay rectors' can be liable for upkeep of nearby church property. A chancel search addresses if such a liability exists. Your

conveyancing solicitor can provide more details. Church lands in the local area include St Michael & All Angels, The Chapel Royal, St John the Evangelist and St Alban.


For a fast conveyancing process on the purchase of a £544,000 residence, what do we need to do?


As is widely reported, fast Brighton conveyancing is the key to is to use a proactive, diligent solicitor. That said, there are a number of tasks you, as the buyer, could do to get moving sooner, including, clarifying your mortgage lender's requirements, quickly completing and return any forms and contacting your solicitor regularly.


We are buying a property where the seller looks to have added out of place dormer windows on the maisonette which might exclude the East Cliff conservation area rules.


Brighton and Hove local authority LLC1 searches conducted by your Brighton conveyancing solicitor in the process of the conveyancing should identify whether the property is in a designated conservation area and evidence of Coal Authority consent for alterations will be asked for.


Would the house's form for fixtures and fittings include items such as door handles?


Purchasers are often frustrated by confusion regarding fixtures and fittings. This is regularly not considered, making the completion and approval of a comprehensive fixtures and fittings form so important.


How is Stamp Duty Land Tax calculated and what will we need to pay on a £50000 home?


The Stamp Duty Land Tax that is payable is based on several factors, including the purchase price. It will be £0 on a £50000 residential property.


Is Homeward Legal set up to handle fast completions on the legal conveyancing of property auction properties in Brighton?


Yes - Our team prepare legal packs for vendors and regularly act for auction buyers and sellers. Our specialist conveyancers have worked for numerous vendors at national and local residential property auctions including Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Savvy buyers at auction know to select an affordable firm as rapidly as possible for a detailed review. well in advance of the property auction.

After the day of the auction the lawyer is ready for swiftly completing the legal work in the limited time as usually required .