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Conveyancing in Forest Row Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/04/18

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Forest Row's closest train station is East Grinstead at 3 miles. The closest airport to Forest Row is Gatwick South Terminal Airport. Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 10 miles, Shoreham Airport is 24 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 17 miles away.

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Forest Row area info

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Standen National Trust and Nutley Sussex Windmill are in the vicinity of Forest Row.

The nearest hospital is Queen Victoria East Grinstead.

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How do I get a cheap solicitor quote to buy a house?

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Various solicitors claim to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing'. However additional costs may increase your final invoice. Any additional fees listed in your solicitor's terms should be reasonable. Based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.

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We want to complete on the legal process our mortgaged share of freehold flat in under 30 days, are you fast Forest Row conveyancers ?

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Our carefully selected solicitors adopt a completely take charge approach to fulfilling the transfer of title. Having implemented cutting edge document production systems . We always look after you with property sellers carefully selected lawyer trained to communicate with the complete chain for example managing agents, to get a quick completion.

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Which local authority looks after Forest Row?

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Forest Row is located in Wealden District Council, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AX, Call: 01323 443 322

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Which local factors can contaminate land in Forest Row, and are they comprehensively investigated?

Land may have been contaminated by many environmental factors. Contaminants such as limestone or gypsum quarrying should be considered as part of the appropriate search.

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Should I get a house survey?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors advise that Forest Row buyers arrange a property surveyor. There are a range of concerns that can negatively affect a property, for example cavity wall tie failure and wet rot. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

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Will the property report compiled by the Forest Row property solicitor advise on the applicable rates of the council tax on a townhouse prior to contracts are exchanged?

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Your solicitor will approach the governing Wealden local authority to reveal the up to date council tax charges which will be included in the conveyancer's title report. The latest tax rates for Forest Row are set out in detail at the Wealden council site. At the time of writing (13 August 2012) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,088.00
  • Band B - £1,270.00
  • Band C - £1,451.00
  • Band D - £1,632.00
  • Band E - £1,995.00
  • Band F - £2,358.00
  • Band G - £2,721.00
  • Band H - £3,265.00

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Is it necessary to get a chancel search if we are buying a Forest Row residence near land owned by the church?

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Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Forest Row Church council. Following a change in the law, interest over any affected land in Forest Row must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Forest Row churches where chancel liability may apply include Holy Trinity.

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Could tungsten (W) contaminate land in Forest Row?

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Restrictions exist in order to manage soil contamination, some contaminants, however, can impact the local environment years after exposure. Other sources of contaminated land include acidic compounds and groundwater contaminants like bleach.