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Conveyancing in Alfriston Q & A's

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Updated: 29/11/16

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.

Q.

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

A.

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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Should I get a house survey?

A.

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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What is the authority that keeps records for checking the standard of conservation areas in Alfriston?

A.

Following a campaign, English Heritage have created a list of the state of repair of conservation areas. Local conservation areas are created by the local Wealden planning authority, who manage the state of the area including things like new developments, extensions and paths and footpaths.

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Should we order a chancel search if I am purchasing in the parish of West Firle?

A.

The conveyancing lawyer might recommend that a chancel search be taken out. In Alfriston's much older areas, chancel repair dues can be collected on current owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners.

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Do I need to get a chancel liability search if we are buying a Alfriston residence next to a priory built in the 17th Century?

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Owners of property near to church property in the locality must fund repairs, where chancel repair liability exists. Following the Land Registration Act 2002, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. Alfriston church lands include St Andrew.

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What type of flood plain searches into the risk and history of local flooding around East Sussex will my Alfriston solicitor actually carry out?

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An essential component in the conveyancing protocol of purchasing a property involves your solicitor making an application for environmental searches that set out information in relation to Alfriston area flood risk. Depending on the results, a lawyer in Alfriston may advocate a more detailed local Alfriston area search.

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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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Do many conservation areas in Alfriston have the potential to affect us?

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The regions in or near Alfriston will include several conservation areas. These restrictions may impose liability on a buyer for unauthorised alterations made by previous owners, but the benefits will include protection for trees and other flora. Your property solicitor will be able to provide more details.

 
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