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Conveyancing in Edenbridge Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 11/04/18

Useful local public transport and services facts -

The nearest station to Edenbridge is Edenbridge Town. The closest airport to Edenbridge is London Biggin Hill Airport. London City Airport is 22 miles, London Heliport Airport is 22 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 10 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 11 miles s, Rochester Airport is 22 miles and away.

Edenbridge War Memorial is a nearby hospital for Edenbridge.

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How do I get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors?

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Many firms claim to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional fees will be included in small print that unknowing property buyers and sellers have not reviewed The quote should state any disbursements to be paid. Any extra charges ought to be reasonable and clear. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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Which factors will affect land in Edenbridge. Are they an issue?

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Property is contaminated by many natural causes, and an environmental search will reveal the extent to which a home can be impacted by contaminants such as other land contamination and landfill sites.

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I am purchasing a newly-constructed home, do we need property searches?

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These searches are common pack of enquiries requested by the buyer's solicitor, for example a search of the Index Map. These searches do give much needed information and context, but only relate to legal considerations.

Q.

Does the property solicitor in Edenbridge report back to me about the cost of council tax for a Band F cottage before completing on the purchase?

The solicitor will consult with the Tandridge local authority to enquire about the latest council tax rates, which will be added to the report on title. The latest tax rates for properties in Edenbridge are set out in detail on the Tandridge local authority website. At the time of authoring, 13 June 2012, band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,042.00
  • Band B - £1,216.00
  • Band C - £1,390.00
  • Band D - £1,563.00
  • Band E - £1,911.00
  • Band F - £2,258.00
  • Band G - £2,605.00
  • Band H - £3,126.00

Q.

As a consequence of the fact that last year was second wettest year since 1920 I am apprehensive that flood searches won't be detailed enough?

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Property conveyancing searches applied for by the property solicitor in Edenbridge will also include a far more detailed Landmark flood search if it is felt necessary.

If you remain nervous you could call a next door neighbour.

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Which factors are important to aim for fast conveyancing?

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Firstly, contacting a communicative property lawyer is crucial to a fast transaction. When identifying an appropriate a property lawyer, consider these questions: Do they use email? Do they offer 'no move, no fee' protection? This can incentivise a faster transaction. Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?

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Which of the Edenbridge lender panels are you on?

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We have worked with all the major lenders serving buyers in Edenbridge. Edenbridge lenders and mortgage specialists include Fusion Mortgage Services Ltd, Mill Court/Mill Hill, Edenbridge, TN8 5DB.

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How long on average should it take our conveyancing solicitor to exchange contracts all of the conveyancing work for the lower floor of Victorian property we are intending to purchase?

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Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere between around a month and three months, which can depend on various factors e.g. the efficiency of the seller's conveyancing solicitor, or absent parties.