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Conveyancing in Forest Row Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

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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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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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Are there any conservation areas in Forest Row?

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Locales deemed to be of architectural merit, such as mining villages, will be recognised as conservation areas. Your solicitor will provide more details.

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

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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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Is the SDLT fee a fee or a disbursement?

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Disbursements and fees ought to be stated on a quote. This charge is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in a quote for your conveyancing.

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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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With a property ready to buy, and no chain, how do we arrange fast conveyancing in Forest Row?

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Crucial to fast conveyancing is to use a experienced conveyancer. Beyond that, there are numerous things you as the buyer can do to speed up your conveyancing, including, arranging any finances require to complete the purchase, responding to your conveyancer by phone, fax or email wherever possible and keeping in regular contact with the conveyancer.

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The current owner appears to have installed satellite dishes on the home in Forest Row which we think may contravene conservation area rules

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Your solicitor will carry out searches to check whether the property is within a designated conservation area, and if so whether any alterations have the appropriate consent from the Wealden planning authority.

 
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