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Updated: 21/10/16

Pertinent Ditchling public transport and public service facts and figures -

The closest train station to Ditchling is Hassocks. Ditchling's closest airport is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport (10 miles). Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 17 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 17 miles and Shoreham Airport is 10 miles away.

Princess Royal is a relatively close hospital.


How do we get a discount conveyancing quote in Ditchling?


Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned, and many law firms advertise cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately additional charges will be included in the terms of engagement. Any additional charges ought to be reasonable. They only apply in cases where your conveyancer must complete additional work for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. A quote for conveyancing in Ditchling must also state any disbursements to be paid.We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.


Ditchling lawyers get a number of searches when acting for a home purchaser but what specific searches?


If you are obtaining a mortgage the lender will expect a solicitor to get at least the following Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search and Environmental, and occasionally special local Ditchling searches, which might include Limestone Search.


Is it advisable to get a chancel search? I am buying a house close by a parsonage in Ditchling.


Repair costs resulting from chancel liability can total hundreds of thousands of pounds. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs

be enforced. Church of England properties in Ditchling where chancel liability may apply include The Beacon Parish.


We are purchasing a chapel in West Thorney. Will a chancel search be necessary?


The conveyancer could recommend a chancel search, whichever parish where the property being bought is found. Chancel repair may be apportioned on new owners of a property where church councils may have spared previous owners or tenants. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.


Is contaminated land in Ditchling a concern for the majority of properties?


Land may have been contaminated by a broad range of natural and human-influenced issues. Issues like pollution incidents will be reported on in environmental search results. Beddingham, Lewes, BN8 6JX is one such potential source of local contamination.


What will the council tax cost for a Forties Band an apartment in Ditchling?


Your property's band should ordinarily be reported as part of the conveyancing report on title along with the local authority.

The correct rates for homes in Ditchling are set out at the Mid Sussex local authority site. On 01 December 2012 rates are:

  • Band A - £1,004.00
  • Band B - £1,172.00
  • Band C - £1,339.00
  • Band D - £1,506.00
  • Band E - £1,841.00
  • Band F - £2,176.00
  • Band G - £2,510.00
  • Band H - £3,012.00


Should I use a conveyancing referred by our agent?


Agent recommendations are a not uncommon way to find a solicitor. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, the agent may recommend the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.


Are there any areas of conservation in Ditchling?


Areas considered to be of 'special architectural and historic interest', like mining villages, may be recognised as conservation areas. The local council will offer more information about local conservation areas, and the solicitor handling your purchase will discuss the relevant responsibilities.