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Conveyancing in Brighton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/01/17

Buying or selling a property in Brighton? Pertinent regional transport and services facts and figures -

In reference to the most recent census (2011), Brighton's usual residential population is 802,831 people spread over an area of 272,168 acres (110,143 hectares) which equals a density of population of 2.9 people per acre (7.3 per hectare).

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Brighton area information

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Hove Windmill, Hove St Andrew Churches Conservation Trust and Preston Park St Peter Churches Conservation Trust are close to Brighton.

The nearest airport to Brighton is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport (7 miles). Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 24 miles and Shoreham Airport is 7 miles away. Brighton's nearest station is Brighton.

The nearest hospital to Brighton is Royal Alexandra Childrens.

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We are trying to find the cheapest conveyancing quote. What are the risks?

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Both high-street and online property lawyers promote so-called cheap conveyancing. Often extra fees will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement which unwary homeowners fail to check. The conveyancing quote should list the disbursements to be paid. Any additional charges found in the terms needs to be fair and clearly defined. They be applicable solely where your conveyancer is required to complete unexpected extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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Do I need a chancel search? We are buying a property on the same street as a parson's close in Brighton.

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As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Brighton which was once owned by a 'lay rectors' can be liable for upkeep of nearby church property. A chancel search addresses if such a liability exists. Your conveyancing solicitor can provide more details. Church lands in the local area include St Michael & All Angels, The Chapel Royal, St John the Evangelist and St Alban.

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Do I need to instruct the conveyancing offered by our local Brighton estate agent?

Agent recommendations are, of course, a common path for home purchasers to get a solicitor. However, if the agent is paid a referral fee, they are likely to select whichever firm pays the most per referral, rather than the most appropriate choice for you, so it is recommended that you find your own conveyancer.

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How will my Brighton property solicitor report back on the risk of a flood in Brighton on an Edwardian property we are intending to buy?

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A property conveyancing solicitor makes an application for formal conveyancing and environmental searches, which include Brighton flood risk area information.

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For a fast conveyancing process on the purchase of a £544,000 residence, what do we need to do?

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As is widely reported, fast Brighton conveyancing is the key to is to use a proactive, diligent solicitor. That said, there are a number of tasks you, as the buyer, could do to get moving sooner, including, clarifying your mortgage lender's requirements, quickly completing and return any forms and contacting your solicitor regularly.

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We are buying a property where the seller looks to have added out of place dormer windows on the maisonette which might exclude the East Cliff conservation area rules.

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Brighton and Hove local authority LLC1 searches conducted by your Brighton conveyancing solicitor in the process of the conveyancing should identify whether the property is in a designated conservation area and evidence of Coal Authority consent for alterations will be asked for.

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Will we need a homebuyer report?

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Homeward Legal recommend that home buyers order a home buyer survey when buying in Brighton. Numerous defects will impact a property. These include severe weathering or poor drainage. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

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Will a report on title prepared by the Brighton property lawyer detail the amount of council tax for a Band H house prior to completion?

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The property solicitor will approach the local council to reveal the most up to date council tax band and rates, which should be set out in the report on title. Council tax charges for Brighton are published at the local authority site.

 
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