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Updated: 13/08/18

Local points of interest in Alfriston

Polegate Sussex Windmill, Seaford Seven Sisters Country Park Country Park and Firle Place Historic Houses Association are in the vicinity of Alfriston.

The closest train station to Alfriston is Berwick and the closest airport to Alfriston is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport (20 miles).

The closest hospital to Alfriston is Eastbourne District General.

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We are looking for a cheap solicitor to sell a property. What should be watch out for?

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Both high-street and online conveyancers claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra charges are often hiding in small print that unknowing sellers and buyers have not reviewed Additional charges listed in terms and conditions ought to be reasonable and be applicable if the solicitor must complete unanticipated additional work for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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The internet has plenty of online explanatory studies about on the subject of doing your own legal work. Do we necessarily need to use a conveyancer in Alfriston ?

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Should you desire t refer to the various books, you can conduct the legal work without using a trained Alfriston lawyer. Above all DIY lawyers are not covered by acceptable indemnity insurance which solicitors are compelled to take out.

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What will a Alfriston property lawyer advise if the flat we want to buy is situated in a conservation area in Wealden local authority which has unsightly satellite dishes fitted to it?

Wealden local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) carried out by your solicitor should confirm the existence of suitable permission for any changes to the building.

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Which property conveyancing searches does the lawyer in Alfriston order when carrying out the conveyancing for a Alfriston property?

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The conventional conveyancing procedure is to get Local Authority, Drainage Search, Environment Search and Gypsum Mining and perhaps specific local searches, which might include CON291.

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How long should I expect it to take my assigned solicitor to get through the legal work on the top floor of new build property we are purchasing?

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The conveyancing process can take anywhere from a month to three months, which can be hampered by various things, such as the speed of the sellers lawyer, or whether your solicitor has to act for your lender. Our highly conveyancing solicitors in Alfriston are highly focused on pushing transactions through you moving home as quickly as achievable.

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Should I get a house survey?

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Homeward Legal recommend that you arrange a RICS surveyor to perform a survey. Buyers should be aware that there are a wide range of defects which can affect a property, that a lender's valuation survey, for example, will not cover. These can include chimney defects or settlement.

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The property in Alfriston being bought is on a brownfield site. Is cobalt (Co) soil contamination likely?

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Alfriston and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. Other sources of contaminated land include herbicides and groundwater contaminants like detergents.

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Might charges for the conveyancing introduce any hidden costs?

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Homeward Legal's solicitors will never charge any additional fees for conveyancing in Alfriston. Our quotes offer an honest and accurate price.