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Conveyancing in East Grinstead Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/10/17

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.

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Are additional fees applied? We need affordable conveyancing.

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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

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How do we avoid paying out for stamp duty?

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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.

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Do we need to get a building surveyor to check for issues affecting this property purchase?

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Homeward Legal recommend that purchasers in East Grinstead arrange an inspection if you are planning to buy in East Grinstead. There can be a range of issues that affect a property, that a solicitor will be unable to address, which include cavity wall tie failure.

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Flood risk searches may be standard procedure for home buyers but with current events such as the surface water flooding in Worthing are they still appropriate to confirm enough about the ever changing East Grinstead risk of flooding?

Flood searches applied for by your East Grinstead property solicitor will include the far more detailed Landmark flood search if it is felt necessary.

It may be prudent to contact a neighbour or local resident for more comfort.

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DIY conveyancing without the support of a East Grinstead conveyancer appears to be becoming possible as a seller of a maisonette , however would it actually be a money saving idea ?

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In theory there are no arguments why a home seller cant do the legal process unaided. That said, a conveyancing solicitor in East Grinstead juggles a large number of assignments including chasing replies to requisitions and checking the lease which require a qualified solicitor. Furthermore solicitors are required to take out the appropriate indemnity insurance that ultimately protects you from any errors.

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We are intending to buy a period building in a conservation area in East Grinstead. How do we find more information concerning the standard of upkeep of the conservation area?

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Local conservation areas are created by the local authority (Mid Sussex) who are responsible for everything from whether trees can be cut down to the obstruction of modern telephone boxes. Following a campaign, English Heritage have conducted a survey and created a list of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in England.

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Do we need to choose a property lawyer referred by the estate agent?

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Both agents and mortgage brokers may endorse a law firm to handle your conveyancing. Such referrals should be compared against alternatives, such as local solicitors, or firms found online, as the agent may recommend the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.

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

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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.