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Updated: 15/10/16

Local key data:

The closest airport to Patcham is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport (7 miles). Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 21 mile and Shoreham Airport is 7 miles away. Preston Park train station is around 1 mile from Patcham.


Local Patcham attractions


Patcham Windmill, Preston Park St Peter Churches Conservation Trust and Hove St Andrew Churches Conservation Trust are in the vicinity of Patcham.

The closest hospital is Nevill Hove.


How do we get the cheapest Patcham conveyancing quote?


This topic affects many homeowners who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process, and many solicitors promote cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional charges will be included in the solicitor's terms. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


I am purchasing a medieval barn conversion in Barnham. Is a chancel search necessary?


The conveyancing solicitor might recommend a chancel search. Although some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have decided to charge chancel repairs on the owners of lay rectorships, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will remain liability-free for new owners.


What actual property conveyancing searches will a Patcham lawyer apply for when instructed on a Patcham flat?


The common conveyancing procedure will be to get the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environmental and Gypsum and, depending on certain criteria, area-specific searches for instance Commons Registration (CON290).


When in the conveyancing process do we need to get a solicitor?

Whether you are buying or selling in Patcham, instructing as soon as possible is wise, as there are several tasks which may be carried out straight away. Prompt instruction of a solicitor to act for you on your Patcham transaction for a purchase can mean that your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed, or, if you are selling a property, information, especially from slow third-parties, can be requested even prior to accepting an offer.


Should I get a chancel search if we are buying a maisonette on the same road as a church constructed in the 16th Century in Patcham?


There are fifteen thousand parishes across the country. Property owners within some of these may be required to subsidise the repair of a local church. After the passing of an Act in 2002, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. Ecclesiastical properties in Patcham where a chancel search may be appropriate include All Saints Church.


First Active will be our mortgage lender - what do I need to consider?


When organising a mortgage, legal work must be undertaken in relation to the mortgage. A small number of lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel', potentially creating greater conveyancing costs for buyers. Homeward Legal, however, can act for most lenders so that the buyer will not have to pay legal fees for your lender's solicitor.


Will the property report prepared by the solicitor in Patcham report back on the rates of council tax on a building prior to completion?


The property lawyer will approach the appropriate local council to ascertain the currently applicable council tax band and rates, which will be written in the conveyancing report on title. The correct rates for properties in Patcham are published on the council site.


As a consequence of the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since on record we are worried that property conveyancing searches won't be exacting enough?


Your lawyer in Patcham will include in depth flood risk searches if the standard conveyancing searches establishes a any kind of risk.

You can also get in touch with a close neighbour to gain further comfort.