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Conveyancing in Ditchling Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 29/04/17

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.

Q.

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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Ditchling lawyers get a number of searches when acting for a home purchaser but what specific searches?

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If you are obtaining a mortgage the lender will expect a solicitor to get at least the following Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search and Environmental, and occasionally special local Ditchling searches, which might include Limestone Search.

Q.

We are buying in Ditchling on a new-build brownfield land. Seemingly rubidium (Rb) topsoil contamination may be an issue.

There are legislative rules in place to restrict soil contamination. Metal contamination of soil in Ditchling is more likely to occur near landfill sites. Data on other contaminants, like water contaminants such as solvents and chlorine, will also be included in an environmental search.

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What kind of research as respects the risk and history of flooding in East Sussex will a Ditchling conveyancing solicitor advise us on?

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A critical step in the legal due diligence procedure involves a conveyancer conducting property environmental searches that provide detail in relation to Ditchling historical flood risk.

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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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Should I use a conveyancing referred by our agent?

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Agent recommendations are a not uncommon way to find a solicitor. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, the agent may recommend the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.

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When should I find a solicitor?

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With few exceptions, the earlier in the process you can instruct a solicitor, the better, as there are several tasks which may be carried out very early in the process. Instructing your solicitor earlier can reduce the likelihood of your transaction falling through.

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Do you work with lenders with Ditchling branches?

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We can work closely with many lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Ditchling, like Strawberry Finance, 7 Muster Green, Haywards Heath, RH16 4AP, Lampons Financial Services, 82 Church Rd, Hove, BN3 2EB, and Mortgage World, Westerman Complex/School Rd, Hove, BN3 5HX.

 
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