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Conveyancing in Bearsted Q & A's

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Updated: 16/01/18

Local Bearsted attractions

Stoneacre National Trust Eyhome Street Leeds Castle Castle and Maidstone The Hawking Centre Bird of Prey Centre are around Bearsted.

Motorists are well served with Bearsted situated with excellent road access nearby at a mile and a half of Junction 7 Eastbound of the M20.

Bearsted's nearest airport is Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport. London Airport is 21 mile s, Rochester Airport is 6 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 25 miles away. Bearsted train station is almost a mile from Bearsted.

The closest hospital for Bearsted is Somerfield Maidstone.

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How do we find affordable conveyancing in Bearsted?

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Lack of clarity over this point catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many firms promote supposedly cheap conveyancing. Often extra fees will be included in the terms and conditions, left unread by preoccupied homeowners Applicable disbursements should be included on your conveyancing quote Any costs listed in the solicitor's terms should be fair and clearly defined and only come into force where your conveyancer must complete unanticipated additional work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

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How long will it take the conveyancing solicitor to complete all of the legal process for a maisonette in a Regency house in Bearsted?

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Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere from around a month to 12 weeks, which can depend on a number of factors like the speed of the seller's property solicitor, or the completeness of the management information. Our chosen solicitors are very results-focused completing the process as quickly as we possibly can.

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What will the council tax cost for a Fifties Band D flat in Bearsted?

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Your council tax band should conventionally be identified as part of the conveyancing report on title along with the governing local authority Up-to-date rates for homes in Bearsted are set out

in detail at the Maidstone council site. At the time of writing, 05 October 2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £997.00
  • Band B - £1,163.00
  • Band C - £1,329.00
  • Band D - £1,495.00
  • Band E - £1,827.00
  • Band F - £2,160.00
  • Band G - £2,492.00
  • Band H - £2,990.00

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Is a mining search passed on at cost?

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A quote will clearly list all fees and disbursements. This charge,e.g., is a disbursement not a fee, and is passed on at cost.

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Could Bearsted soil be contaminated by aluminium?

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Legislation exists to control pollution, waste, water and chemical contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as trichloroethylene.

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We are using a lender in Kent, and need to know which Bearsted lenders you can work with. Which panels are you on?

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Most lenders in Bearsted are on our Bearsted solicitors' panel. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Ampofo Peter & Co, 18 Buckland Rd, Maidstone, ME16 0SL, Mortgage Doctor, 56 Mckenzie Rd, Chatham, ME5 8DJ, and Neve Pauline & Associates Ltd, St. Walstons/London Rd, Ryarsh, West Malling, ME19 5AW. The lawyer handling the work for your Bearsted purchase or sale should be able to carry out any relevant lender-imposed searches or checks.

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What will a Bearsted conveyancing solicitor advise if the building is located in a conservation area in Maidstone planning authority which has ugly roof antenna installed?

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Local authority LLC1 searches carried out by your solicitor during the legal process will ascertain the existence of the appropriate authorisation for changes to the property.

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If we are intending to buy near Bearsted, in the parish of Throwley, do we need a chancel search?

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The solicitor instructed to handle the transaction could advise a chancel search, whichever parish in which the house being purchased is found. Through some church councils have taken the decision to exact chancel repairs on the current owners of lay rectorships, there is no way to be certain that a parish where dues have not recently been paid 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.