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Conveyancing in Alfriston Q & A's

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Updated: 15/10/17

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 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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Which local authority is responsible for Alfriston?

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Alfriston is located in Wealden District Council, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AX, phone: 01323 443 322

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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 ?

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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Our mortgage lender is New Life Mortgages - what will I need to check?

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A small number of lenders are now limiting the firms who can act for them. For home buyers, this can result in significantly increased conveyancing costs. Homeward Legal, however, will act for most lenders in the UK, ensuring that an additional solicitor will not be required to act for your lender.

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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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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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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.