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Conveyancing in Arundel Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

Things to do in Arundel

Barnham Sussex Windmill, Arundel Castle Castle and Tortington St Mary Magdalene Churches Conservation Trust are around Arundel.

Arundel's closest airport is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport (11 miles s). Arundel's closest train station is Arundel.

The closest hospital to Arundel is Goring Hall Worthing.

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How do we get affordable conveyancing in Arundel?

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The confusion over this matter affects many homeowners who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process. Many law firms claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional charges are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. Excited homeowners, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. The disbursements to be paid should also be included on your quote Any charges found in terms of engagement needs to be fair. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

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Do we need to be concerned about gazumping?

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Gazumping happens when the 1st purchaser's offer is accepted but then rejected by the home owner, in favour of a greater offer. The will be a chance of getting gazumped in any transaction, because offers are not binding until exchange of contracts. Instructing an efficient solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer should help to mitigate this risk.

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We are intending to purchase a property in Beckley. Is a chancel search important?

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A conveyancing lawyer might recommend that a chancel search is ordered. Through some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have decided to charge chancel repairs on owners of affected property, there is no guarantee that a parish which has not imposed liability will continue to be free from liability. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.

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What average time does it take my conveyancer to exchange the legal work on the top floor of property we are purchasing?

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The legal process can take anywhere between 1 month and 3 months, contingent on various things for example the speed of the vendor's conveyancing solicitor, or the number of people in the chain.

Homeward Legal's lawyers are focused on speed and communication, with a view to completing the legal process in as short a time as achievable.

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What causes the conveyancing process in Arundel to take months to complete?

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The legal work undertaken to transfer a house or flat in Arundel can be subject to numerous interruptions or delays. We know the needless stress these can cause and aim to reduce the effect of these delays wherever it is feasible by driving the transaction forward. Reasons for delay may include the length of time it takes for the managing agent or landlord to respond to queries.

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How will a solicitor in Arundel investigate the risk of flooding to properties in Arundel?

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A residential property conveyancing solicitor applies for standard formal environmental searches that incorporate Arundel area flood risk information.

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Would you recommend making the effort to avoid paying for SDLT?

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Homeward Legal do not recommend any form of stamp duty reduction scheme. These schemes are expensive and very risky. There have been a range of legal initiatives, such as for first-time buyers. A conveyancing solicitor should confirm whether you are eligible.

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In relation to the widespread water flooding in Worthing, I am wondering if flood searches won't be exacting enough?

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Property environmental searches applied for by a conveyancer in Arundel will include the far more rigorous search (Landmark) if it is felt necessary.

You might be able to speak to a neighbour or local resident to get added insight.

 
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