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Conveyancing in Forest Row Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

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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

A.

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

The nearest hospital is Queen Victoria East Grinstead.

Q.

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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What do we need to calculate stamp duty rates and how much do we need to budget for a £966000 property?

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Stamp Duty in Forest Row is calculated with reference to the property's value. Stamp duty will be £38640 on a £966000 house or flat.

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When should I instruct a conveyancer?

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With a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, the sooner you instruct a conveyancing solicitor, the better. Instructing your solicitor earlier for a sale can mean that information, especially from slow third-parties, can be requested even prior to accepting an offer, whereas if you are buying you can shave days off the process by having the details of your instructed solicitor ready when you make an offer.

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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?

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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Which Forest Row mortgage lender panels are you on?

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Of lenders with offices near Forest Row, we with all the major companies. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Forest Row include Mortgage Advice Bureau, 44 High St, Crawley, RH10 1BW, Fusion Mortgage Services Ltd, Mill Court/Mill Hill, Edenbridge, TN8 5DB, and Choice Mortgages, Unit 7 Bridge Road Business Park/Bridge Rd, Haywards Heath, RH16 1TX.

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Does 'fixtures and fittings' include things like fitted gas or electric fires?

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There is no clear definition of fixtures and fittings, which can result in conflict once the new owner takes possession. This is an issue which is frequently overlooked, making early agreement of the list of items included with the purchase so essential.

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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.

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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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