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Conveyancing in Hythe Q & A's

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Updated: 21/10/16

Commuting from the Hythe area? ;

Hythe's closest station is Sandling and Hythe's closest airport is Lydd Airport. Manston Airport is 23 miles and away.

Hythe is very close at about a mile and a half of the M20 junction entry 11a Westbound.


Local Hythe attractions


Lympne Castle Castle and Kent Battle Of Britain Museum Aviation Museum are easily accessible from Hythe.

The most convenient hospital for Hythe is Hythe, St Saviour's.


How do I get a cheap solicitor quote for buying a flat?


Many solicitors claim to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However additional costs are frequently hidden in small print. Any additional charges included in terms and conditions should be clearly defined and be applied only where the lawyer is required to perform tasks outside a normal transaction for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.


What can a Hythe property solicitor do if the home we hope to purchase is in a local authority conservation area and has unlawful window frames fitted?


Your property lawyer to see if the property is affected by a conservation area and whether any modifications have necessary consents from the Shepway council.


Which local authority is responsible for Hythe?


Hythe is located in Shepway District Council, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2QY, contact: 01303 853 000


Is it recommended that I get a chancel liability search? I am buying near church land in Hythe.


Property owners in Hythe may be subject to chancel repair liability. A chancel search is used to confirm whether such a liability exists. A conveyancing lawyer will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is

necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Hythe Church of England properties include St Anne, Butts Ash, St John the Baptist, St Leonard and St Michael & All Angels.


Does my conveyancer in Hythe tell me about the amount of council tax to be paid for a Band A house prior to exchanging contracts?


A property lawyer will contact the Shepway local council to ask about the up to date council tax band and rates, which will then be set out in the report on title.

Council tax charges for residents of Hythe are listed at the Shepway local authority site. At the time of writing (17 December 2012) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £1,025.00
  • Band B - £1,196.00
  • Band C - £1,367.00
  • Band D - £1,538.00
  • Band E - £1,879.00
  • Band F - £2,221.00
  • Band G - £2,563.00
  • Band H - £3,075.00


Are there any areas of conservation in Hythe?


There are a range of areas of conservation near or within Hythe. The local authority will be able to offer more information about local areas of conservation, and the lawyer handling your purchase will discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area.


Do your property lawyers manage the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Hythe?


Yes - Homeward Legal frequently carry out work for sellers at auction. We invariably advocate auction buyers to instruct a lawyer prior to the day of the auction to allow time for a title report of the legal pack.

Subsequently, immediately after the auction your dedicated solicitor is totally ready for finishing the legal side of things in 4 weeks as required .


We need to complete on the selling of our house in a narrow time frame, are you fast Hythe conveyancers ?


Our firm take a thoroughly active approach to completing the conveyancing work for home movers as quickly as possible.

By employing modern technology and practice management software . We also allocate vendors a dedicated conveyancing property lawyer practiced at communicate with all parties in the property chain for example solicitors, to attain a fast exchange of contracts.