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Conveyancing in East Grinstead Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 12/04/17

Some pertinent nearby travel and services details:

The closest train station to East Grinstead is East Grinstead, approximately 1 mile away and Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 6 miles from East Grinstead. London Heliport Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 8 miles, Shoreham Airport is 24 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 15 miles away.

Queen Victoria East Grinstead is a nearby hospital to East Grinstead.

Q.

Are additional fees applied? We need affordable conveyancing.

A.

Many buyers seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates, and many conveyancers claim to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing, but extra fees will be included in the solicitor's terms. Applicable disbursements should also be included on a conveyancing quote

Q.

How do we avoid paying out for stamp duty?

A.

Stamp duty scheme is not advised. Such schemes are highly expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later and the total stamp duty tax may be payable.

Q.

What will the council tax cost me on a Thirties Band C flat in East Grinstead?

A.

The homes respective band will usually be identified within the conveyancing report on title, and by the local council. The correct rates for homes in East Grinstead are tabled at the Mid Sussex council site. At the time of writing on 04 October 2012 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,004.00
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  • Band B - £1,172.00
  • Band C - £1,339.00
  • Band D - £1,506.00
  • Band E - £1,841.00
  • Band F - £2,176.00
  • Band G - £2,510.00
  • Band H - £3,012.00

Q.

Do you have fast solicitors that look after residential property auction conveyancing in East Grinstead?

A.

Our CQS solicitors often handle the legal work for buyers at auction. Solicitors tend to advise buyers to formally appoint their conveyancing solicitor in advance of the auction day to allow time for a full report of the sellers pack.

Subsequently, immediately after the auction day your appointed lawyer is totally geared up to finishing all of the legal work in the reduced time frame as usually required .

Q.

Does the HS2 route affect homes in Wheatley?

A.

Yes. High Speed Two will affect homes in the local authority of Cherwell District. The first phase of HS2 will affect 23 local councils running through Wheatley, from London to Birmingham.

Q.

Will we need to get a chancel search if I am buying in East Grinstead?

A.

In East Grinstead, some owners can be required to fund repairs to local churches. A chancel search is employed to check whether such a liability exists. Liability is more common in some parts of the country. Your solicitor will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. East Grinstead church lands include St Barnabas, St Luke's, St Mary the Virgin and St Swithun.

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Which local authority looks after East Grinstead?

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East Grinstead is located in Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS, phone: 01444 458 166

Q.

East Grinstead lawyers get standard property if instructed to act for a home purchaser - what specific searches?

A.

If taking out a mortgage lender insist that a solicitor to get at least specific searches, including the following Local Authority Search, Drainage Search and Environment Search and occasionally area-specific searches for instance Official Search of whole without priority.

 
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