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Updated: 24/10/16

Practical regional public service facts -

Drivers are well served with East Barming situated with excellent motorway access under 3m of the M20 Junction 6 Westbound.

The closest train station to East Barming is East Farleigh, around a mile away. The closest airport to East Barming is Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport (6 miles). London City Airport is 25 miles, London Airport is 24 miles, Rochester Airport is 7 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 20 miles away.

Maidstone is a nearby hospital.


How do we get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in East Barming?


The confusion over this matter catches out many sellers and buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra charges will be included in the terms of engagement which unwary sellers and buyers fail to check. Any extra costs should be fair and reasonable and be applied only where your solicitor must complete unanticipated additional 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 actual conveyancing searches should a lawyer in East Barming do when buying a East Barming house?


The customary legal procedure is to get Local Authority (council), Drainage Search, Environmental and Coal Mining and perhaps less common searches such as Chancel Search.


Would it be an unrealistic idea to carry out the DIY conveyancing on my own.


Technically speaking there are no reasons why you shouldn't do the legal work yourself.

The truth is however that a property lawyer takes care of a significant number of skilled tasks including chasing deeds and DS1 documents and identifying the most appropriate searches which need training. In any event however,

legal firms are required by the Law Society to carry applicable indemnity insurance to shield you in the event of failures on the part of the solicitor.


My wife and I are interested in purchasing a building in East Barming. Are there many designated conservation areas in the area?


The areas near or within East Barming will include numerous areas of historical merit recognised as areas of conservation. These restrictions can add to maintenance costs, but the benefits will include security that the surroundings are unlikely to change.


Is it advisable that I get searches for chancel liability? I am buying next to a 16th Century 'church furlong' in East Barming.


Potentially amounting to over £100,000 in repair cost obligations, chancel liability should be considered by buyers of East Barming property likely to be affected. Several sources are used to determine liability in East Barming, including parish records.


The estate agent we're using in Abbots Langley has referred the firm of solicitors. Must we use this firm?


Both agents and mortgage brokers may endorse a conveyancer. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, there is a risk that an agent may choose the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.


Is there anything we can do to hold off paying for SDLT?


SDLT is usually payable on property purchases valued at over £125,000. Stamp duty mitigation should not be considered, as such schemes are highly expensive and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.


As a consequence of the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since records began I am concerned that property conveyancing searches may not be sufficient?


Environmental searches applied for by a conveyancing solicitor in East Barming should include a more thorough Landmark flood search if it is felt necessary.

If you remain still apprehensive why not make enquiries with a local resident.