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Conveyancing in Steyning Q & A's

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Updated: 26/10/16

Steyning's nearest airport is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport (4 miles). Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 21 mile and Shoreham Airport is 5 miles away. The nearest train station to Steyning is Lancing.


Local points of interest in Steyning


High Salvington Sussex Windmill, Bramber Castle English Heritage and Museum of D - Day Aviation Aviation Museum are situated in Steyning.

The neighbouring hospital for Steyning is Southlands Shoreham.


How can we ensure our cheap quote is fixed? We need a discount conveyancing quote in Steyning.


Various firms advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Unfortunately extra charges will be included in the terms that unknowing home owners have not reviewed Any additional costs should be fair.


What can a Steyning property solicitor do when the maisonette we are intending to buy is within a local authority conservation area and has unlawful windows installed?


A lawyer will make enquiries to verify if the property is located within a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have the required consents.


How can I avoid being gazumped?


This occurs when the 1st purchaser's offer is, following agreement, later rejected by the seller, choosing instead a second buyer's offer. The will be a risk of gazumping in any transaction, because offers are not binding until exchange of contracts. Consider instructing a conveyancing solicitor early to reduce the chance of your offer being gazumped.


We are shortly going to be finally moving from our period house in Steyning to a bigger property in Southwick what is the best point to book a removals firm?


Your solicitor would will advise that sellers put off arranging removals until after exchange of contracts as beforehand generally an actual home moving date wont have been agreed. Local firms include Lomer G A & Son Ltd, 17 Kings Stone Avenue, Steyning, BN44 3FJ on 01273 491249.


The property being purchased is on a ex-industrial use land. Can the soil still be contaminated?


The risks posed by soil contamination to Steyning inhabitants are usually low. Data on many contaminants, such as groundwater contamination, will be included in an environmental search.


Are there any lenders with Steyning offices?


Most lenders in Steyning are on our solicitors' panels. Steyning lenders and mortgage specialists include Brighton & Hove Mortgages, Albany Villa/Station Rd, Steyning, BN44 3YL, and Compass Mortgages, 38 High St, Steyning, BN44 3YE.


Would you advise that we get a chancel search? We are buying a house in Steyning.


Property owners proximate to local churches are expected to cover the cost of repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. Terms used in a property's name, like 'priory', may indicate chancel liability. A conveyancing lawyer will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Church of England properties in Steyning include St Andrew and St Cuthman.


Does our Steyning property lawyer tell me about the cost of the council tax on a Band G building before exchanging contracts?


A lawyer will contact the Adur local council to enquire about the correct council tax band and rates, which will be included in the conveyancer's title report.

The correct charges for homes in Steyning are tabled online at the Adur council site. As of 27 January 2013 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,059.00
  • Band B - £1,235.00
  • Band C - £1,412.00
  • Band D - £1,588.00
  • Band E - £1,941.00
  • Band F - £2,294.00
  • Band G - £2,647.00
  • Band H - £3,176.00