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Conveyancing in Crowborough Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/04/17

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.

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

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 ?

A.

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.

Q.

I have read about the terrible flooding in the UK in April 2012 we are wondering whether flood risk searches might not be thorough enough?

A.

A qualified Crowborough property lawyer will advise you to include environmental searches if the standard search spots a the local Crowborough flood risk

Sometimes property buyers to also get in touch with a neighbour of the property for some further comfort if you are still worried or local East Sussex flood repair expert - like Perfect Painters, Head Office Pear Tree Cottage School Lane, Crowborough, TN6 1SB Tel: 01737 390162.

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How is Stamp Duty Land Tax assessed and what should we budget for a £877k property?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax will rely on the purchase price. For a house or flat in Crowborough valued at £877k, the SDLT rate is £35080.*

*Correct as of 17/02/2013

Q.

Is your solicitor team able to move fast on the conveyancing of property auction properties in Crowborough?

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Indeed we are auction specialists and often act for buyers and sellers at auction. Homeward Legal invariably inform purchasers to appoint an auction experienced lawyer well before the property auction date to allow for a title report of the documents.

After the actual auction your experienced lawyer is totally prepared for concluding all of the legal work in as short a time frame as typically required .

Q.

What type of environmental conveyancing searches in connection with the uncertain risk of a flood in the East Sussex area will my Crowborough property solicitor be able to do?

A.

An important component in the legal due diligence procedure of buying a property involves your conveyancing lawyer carrying out property environmental searches that go in some details about the Crowborough area flood risk.

Q.

Which environmental factors can affect land in Crowborough, and will they be checked for comprehensively?

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A wide range of contaminants caused by naturally-occurring factors can impair land in Crowborough, like existing and proposed overhead electricity cables. An environmental search can give more clarity.

Q.

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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