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Conveyancing in Ditchling Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 12/10/17

Pertinent Ditchling public transport and public service facts and figures -

The closest train station to Ditchling is Hassocks. Ditchling's closest airport is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport (10 miles). Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 17 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 17 miles and Shoreham Airport is 10 miles away.

Princess Royal is a relatively close hospital.

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How do we get a discount conveyancing quote in Ditchling?

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Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned, and many law firms advertise cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately additional charges will be included in the terms of engagement. Any additional charges ought to be reasonable. They only apply in cases where your conveyancer must complete additional work for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. A quote for conveyancing in Ditchling must also state any disbursements to be paid.We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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What average time should I expect it to take the lawyer to finish the conveyancing work on the top floor of home we are purchasing in Ditchling?

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It can take anywhere between 3 weeks and 12 weeks, which can be affected by a number of issues for example the efficiency of the vendor's conveyancing solicitor, or renegotiations.

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We are purchasing a chapel in West Thorney. Will a chancel search be necessary?

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The conveyancer could recommend a chancel search, whichever parish where the property being bought is found. Chancel repair may be apportioned on new owners of a property where church councils may have spared previous owners or tenants. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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How do I get out of paying stamp duty tax?

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SDLT is generally due for property over £125,000. Homeward Legal strongly advise against any stamp duty mitigation scheme. These schemes are often uneconomical and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself. There have been a range of government-sponsored schemes, on the other hand, such as higher thresholds for first-time buyers.

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I intend to sell our freehold property at a local property auction, will your company introduce us to fast solicitors in Ditchling ?

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Our firm have a active approach when completing the conveyance for sellers to meet the sellers needs.

Our approach to conveyancing is different as we have invested in the latest land registry integrated systems . Critically we always allocate you a firm qualified to communicate with all parties in the property chain .

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Regarding the fact that last year was second wettest year since 1920, I am questioning whether flood risk searches may not be exacting enough?

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A thorough conveyancer in Ditchling should get additional property conveyancing searches if the environmental searches spots a any kind of Ditchling flood risk.

You might be able to speak to a neighbour for that additional confidence.

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Please explain why purchase conveyancing legal work requires weeks?

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The legal work required to buy or sell a house or flat may experience many unexpected delays, Homeward Legal, however, do our best to curtail their consequences where it is possible to do so. Delays can include slow third parties such as landlords or managing agents.

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Is it advisable to get a chancel search? I am buying a house close by a parsonage in Ditchling.

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Repair costs resulting from chancel liability can total hundreds of thousands of pounds. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced. Church of England properties in Ditchling where chancel liability may apply include The Beacon Parish.