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Conveyancing in Newhaven Q & A's

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Updated: 22/10/16

Newhaven and health information and addresses ;

Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport is 15 miles from Newhaven. and Newhaven's nearest station is Newhaven Town.

The nearest hospital for Newhaven is Lewes Victoria.


How do I get a cheap solicitor to own a house?


This matter catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many property lawyers claim to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra fees will be included in the terms of engagement. Busy, stressed homeowners ignore these terms at their peril. Any costs should be fair and come into force only if the conveyancer must complete work beyond standard conveyancing in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Are Land Registry office copies fees or disbursements?


Disbursements and fees ought to be identified on the quote for your conveyancing. These costs are disbursements not fees, and is passed on to the buyer at cost.


Will a property report compiled by the conveyancer in Newhaven give details on applicable rates of the council tax on an apartment before exchange of contracts?


Your conveyancer will contact the relevant Lewes local authority to ascertain the latest council tax band and rates, which should be included in the report on title. Up-to-date charges for properties in Newhaven are set out in detail at the Lewes local authority website. On (19 December 2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,097.00
  • Band B - £1,279.00
  • Band C - £1,462.00
  • Band D - £1,645.00
  • Band E - £2,010.00
  • Band F - £2,376.00
  • Band G - £2,741.00
  • Band H - £3,290.00


I have found an increasing number very helpful articles giving details on doing the legal work yourself. Do I really need a conveyancing solicitor in Newhaven ?

If you want to use the various books to steer you, you can feasibly undertake the if not all of the legal and technical work without external help from Newhaven property lawyer.

Of course lawyers would suggest that DIY conveyancing would be a potentially hazardous route t take as have a go conveyancers will not be covered by the applicable cover that solicitors practices must carry.


Is your panel of solicitors able to move quickly on the conveyancing for auction properties in Newhaven?


Indeed we prepare legal packs for vendors and often take instructions from buyers at auction. We strongly suggest buyers at auction to formally appoint a conveyancing lawyer in advance of the auction day so there is time for a title report of the legal documents.

Subsequently, immediately after the property auction date you are the property conveyancing lawyer will need to be fully prepared to get through the purchase legal work in under a month as required by the terms of sale.


Would arranging a building survey be a good idea when purchasing a property, irrespective of its condition?


It is strongly suggested that the majority of purchasers in Newhaven arrange a surveyor when buying in Newhaven. There can be a wide range of problems which can affect a property, that a solicitor will be unable to address. These can include subsidence and settlement.


Which elements help with aiming for a fast completion?


Primarily, instructing a proactive and experienced solicitor is the key to a fast transaction. You should consider:

  • Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed.
  • Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?
  • Do they order searches immediately?


We are buying in Newhaven with Yorkshire Bank - is there anything I need to be aware of?


House buyers need to be aware that, over the last two years, some lenders have limited the firms who can act for them, which may result in increased legal costs for buyers. Homeward Legal, however, are able to act for all major CML-approved lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.