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Conveyancing in Alfriston Q & A's

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Updated: 13/04/18

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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What environmental concerns will contaminate land in Alfriston, and are they checked for thoroughly?

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Land in Alfriston may be contaminated by several natural and human-influenced issues, and an environmental search will confirm if a home can be impacted by contaminants in the area like environmental radon sources.

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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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Should I get a house survey?

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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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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What does the cost of my searches total?

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The cost of searches significantly varies. Searches are paid to a third party.

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Does your solicitors firm get involved in property auction conveyancing in Alfriston?

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Our firm is very capable working with buyers and sellers at auction. Usually unusually constructed properties are included at auction and these need greater exploration by the property lawyer Homeward Legal therefore recommend bidders to select a fast conveyancing lawyer prior to the property auction date so there is time for a detailed report of the documents.

After the auction the lawyer is absolutely able to concentrate on briskly concluding the legal work in as short a time frame as usually required by the auction conditions.

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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?

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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.