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Conveyancing in Crowborough Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

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.

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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.

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We have a found a property to buy. How do we organise fast legal work?

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Primarily, a fast transaction is the key to is to use a proactive and experienced conveyancing solicitor. When selecting a conveyancing solicitor, you should ask yourself the following: Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote? Do they use email? Are they 'no move, no fee'? This can incentivise a faster transaction.

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Do you need to get a chancel search if we are purchasing in Crowborough near priory land?

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Some owners in Crowborough can be required to contribute towards the cost of upkeep of nearby church land. Several sources are used to determine liability in Crowborough, including the Title Register database. Church of England properties in Crowborough include All Saints, St John the Evangelist and St Michael & All Angels.

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Where can I check whether the conservation area is neglected?

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Local conservation areas are set up by Wealden who manage everything from including things like street clutter, the addition of stone cladding and building materials. English Heritage have assembled a list of the state of repair of conservation areas in Crowborough and across England.

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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 .

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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.

How do I check if a property is in a conservation area?

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The local areas around Crowborough include several areas of architectural merit recorded as areas of conservation. The benefits of such restrictions include security that the surroundings are unlikely to change, but they can result in the buyer inheriting liability of unauthorised changes.

 
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