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Conveyancing in Burgess Hill Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 29/04/17

Practical local Burgess Hill public transport and public service information

Burgess Hill's nearest airport is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport. Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 15 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 15 miles and Shoreham Airport is 12 miles away and Burgess Hill, Car Park train station is almost a mile from Burgess Hill.

Princess Royal is the neighbouring hospital.

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How do I find fixed rate conveyancing?

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This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many property lawyers offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing', however extra fees can inflate your final invoice. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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If I buy a book about the conveyancing process when selling a house , Would it be realistic to enact the legal conveyancing process on our own?

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If you are so inclined refer to the various books, you can practically undertake the bulk of the your own conveyancing without using a proficient Burgess Hill lawyer. However, a solicitor is familiar with a huge array of skilled tasks including chasing any outstanding docs and checking for any restrictive covenants many of which need a skilled professional. Essentially amateur lawyers are not covered by the correct insurance cover that all legal firms are under a duty to be in possession of.

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Do I need to instruct the law firm often used by our agent?

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Agent referrals are a not uncommon way for home buyers to find a solicitor. Such referrals should be compared against alternatives, as the agent may recommend whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the most appropriate choice.

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What will the council tax cost on a Sixties Band D maisonette in Burgess Hill?

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The property's relevant council tax band should almost always be given in the conveyancer's title report, as well as by the governing local authority. The correct charges for homes in Burgess Hill are tabled on the Mid Sussex council site. Currently on 03 February 2013 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,004.00
  • Band B - £1,172.00
  • Band C - £1,339.00
  • Band D - £1,506.00
  • Band E - £1,841.00
  • Band F - £2,176.00
  • Band G - £2,510.00
  • Band H - £3,012.00

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What fact finding as respects the risk of local flooding at West Sussex will a Burgess Hill conveyancing solicitor advise on for a seventies property we intend to purchase?

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An experienced conveyancing lawyer applies for standard property conveyancing searches that incorporate Burgess Hill flood risk area data.

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Property conveyancing searches may be standard procedure but with current events e g the surface water flooding in West Sussex are they actually good enough to see sufficient information about the evolving Burgess Hill risk of flooding?

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Conveyancing searches handled by your lawyer in Burgess Hill will also include the far more specialist Landmark flood search if the risk warrants it.

It could be worth trying to also speak to a next door neighbour for additional further assurance if you are still worried.

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Which local authority is responsible for Burgess Hill?

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Burgess Hill is located in Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS, Tel: 01444 458 166

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What factors can contaminate land in Burgess Hill. Are they a concern?

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A wide range of contaminants caused by natural causes may potentially impair residential property in Burgess Hill . Contaminants including radioactive substances in the region or proximity to landfill sites will be reported on in environmental search results.

 
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