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Conveyancing in Crowborough Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/18

Some practical regional public transport and services facts and figures -

The closest train station to Crowborough is Crowborough and Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 15 miles from Crowborough. Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 17 miles, Rochester Airport is 25 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 20 miles away.

Crowborough War Memorial is the nearest hospital.

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What do you charge for the legal fees on a £192,000 property? I need to find fixed rate Crowborough conveyancing.

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This issue catches out many property buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many property lawyers purport to offer cheap conveyancing. Often additional charges may be added into the terms and conditions. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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Will a title report prepared by the Crowborough property solicitor report back on the relevant rates of council tax for a Band F cottage prior to completing on the purchase?

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Your conveyancer will contact the Wealden local authority to ask about the currently applicable council tax rates, which will then be detailed in the report on title. The latest tax charges for properties in Crowborough are detailed on the Wealden local authority site. At the time of authoring, 31 July 2012, band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,088.00
  • Band B - £1,270.00
  • Band C - £1,451.00
  • Band D - £1,632.00
  • Band E - £1,995.00
  • Band F - £2,358.00
  • Band G - £2,721.00
  • Band H - £3,265.00

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Which Crowborough lender panels are your solicitors on?

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Of lenders with branches proximate to Crowborough, we alongside most. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Crowborough include Capital, Trenches Rd, Crowborough, TN6 1ES.

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Why could the conveyancing process in Crowborough be so drawn out?

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The conveyancing process could be delayed. Homeward Legal strive to diminish the consequences of these delays whenever we can by driving the transaction forward. Reasons for delay may include slow solicitors acting for the other side.

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Do it yourself conveyancing by bypassing a conveyancing solicitor in Crowborough looks to be possible as a buyer of a house , however would it be practical ?

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In theory, there is no argument why you shouldn't conduct the legal work yourself. In reality however, a conveyancing solicitor juggles a huge array of jobs ranging from chasing any outstanding docs and interpreting management accounts which need a qualified solicitor. Additionally legal firms are bound to be in possession of appropriate cover to protect you from any professional oversights.

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What can we do to circumvent paying for stamp duty tax?

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Homeward Legal do not recommend home movers undertake any stamp duty mitigation scheme, as such schemes are often uneconomical and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.

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Unforeseeable personal circumstances mean we must to complete on the legal work on our jointly owned property very quickly, do Homeward Legal have any extra fast solicitors in Crowborough ?

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Our carefully selected solicitors have a proactive approach when fulfilling the transfer of title to suit a clients time frame. Homeward Legal only ever introduce you to panel of solicitors who are selected because they always communicate to the whole property chain . Also our conveyancers are chosen because they use the latest CMS systems meaning they can exchange on your sale fast.

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We are buying in Crowborough on a new development brownfield site. Is manganese (Mn) soil contamination likely?

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With the history of industry in parts of Crowborough, topsoil contamination is difficult to avoid. Data on many contaminants, such as groundwater contamination, will be included in an environmental search.