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Updated: 01/12/16

Living in Hartfield? ;

The nearest station to Hartfield is Ashurst, approximately 3 miles away and Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 12 miles from Hartfield. Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 13 miles, Rochester Airport is 25 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 17 miles away.

Burrswood Groombridge is the neighbouring hospital to Hartfield.


I am trying to find a fixed rate conveyancing quote in Hartfield. Will I get a quote or and estimate?


The confusion over this point catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing'. However extra fees will be included in small print. Excited buyers, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. The quote must also state the disbursements to be paid. Additional costs should be fair and clearly defined.


When buying a converted investment property in a conservation area. Where does one find details on the state of repair?


English Heritage, a government body, have created records on the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas as well as the trend of the area. Conservation areas are set up by the local authority (Wealden) who manage conservation area concerns from the historic layout of roads to modern telephone boxes.


Will the property report prepared by the conveyancing solicitor in Hartfield advise me on the applicable rates of the council tax for a Band F cottage prior to completion?

The lawyer will contact the Wealden local council to discover the latest council tax charges which will then be set out in the conveyancing report on title.

Council tax rates for homes in Hartfield are set out on the Wealden local authority site. At the time of writing (21 February 2013) the 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


Is set up to 28 day completions on the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Hartfield?


Yes - Our solicitors and licensed conveyancers in Hartfield frequently do the legal work for bidders at auction. Lawyers tend to recommend purchasers to decide on a fast solicitor in advance of the date of the auction to allow sufficient time for a detailed review of the property's legal title. After the property auction the lawyer is utterly ready for briskly finishing the purchase within the limited time as required .


How much can our searches cost?


With Homeward Legal's conveyancing service, Hartfield clients are required to pay no more than £249 for searches.


How can sale conveyancing take months to complete?


The legal work needed to sell or purchase a home can be drawn out. Homeward Legal do our best to diminish the cost of these delays wherever reasonable by chasing for prompt responses.


Which local authority is responsible for Hartfield?


Hartfield is located in Wealden District Council, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AX, contact: 01323 443 322


Our estate agent in Hungerford has named a law firm whom they usually use. Do we need to instruct this firm?


Estate agent recommendations are a commonplace way to find a solicitor, however, these referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, as the agent may recommend whichever firm pays the most per referral, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.