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Conveyancing in Hassocks Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/04/17

Living in Hassocks? ;

Hassocks's nearest airport is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport (9 miles). Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 17 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 17 miles and Shoreham Airport is 9 miles away and Hassocks train station is almost 1 mile from Hassocks.

Princess Royal is the nearest hospital.


How do I get the best rates for conveyancing for a 473,000 house?


Several conveyancers purport to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing'. However extra fees may inflate the final invoice. The quote must also state third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid. Any additional charges should be reasonable and clear and be applied only where the solicitor must complete additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.


DIY conveyancing without the assistance of a solicitor in Hassocks appears to be becoming possible as a seller of a flat. However, would it actually be prudent ?


There are no arguments why you cant adopt a DIY approach and complete the conveyancing without a skilled solicitor in Hassocks. The truth is however that a property solicitor is familiar with a huge array of tasks such as chasing deeds and ensuring listed building alterations are compliant most of which need a qualified solicitor.

Even more importantly amateur lawyers will not be covered by sufficient insurance cover that all firms and their solicitors are made responsible to be covered by.


If we are buying on the same road as a 1700s vicarage in Hassocks, is it recommended that I get a chancel search?


Some owners in Hassocks can be required to pay for upkeep of specific local church buildings. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Hassocks Parochial Church Council enforce liability. Church lands in Hassocks where a chancel search may be necessary include St Francis of Assisi.


In the next few we are hoping to be finally moving out of our detached home just outside Hassocks to our new house in Ferring . What is the optimum stage to choose a removal company?

Most solicitors tend to recommend that buyers and sellers hold off booking a removals company until exchange of contracts has been notified as it is likely that a move date will not have been agreed.

Try M P D Removals, Ditchling Common, Ditchling, Hassocks, BN6 8SG on 01273 553741 or Town & Country Removals, Unit 1 3 Ditchling Common, Ditchling, Hassocks, BN6 8SG Phone: 01273 401175.


If I am intending to purchase in the parish of Earnley and Almodington, will we need a chancel search?


A Hassocks conveyancing solicitor may suggest that a chancel search be ordered. Although some Parochial Church Councils have exercised their right to exact chancel repairs on the current owners, it is not possible to be certain that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will continue to be free from liability, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.


We need to complete this purchase as soon as possible, how do we guarantee a fast exchange and completion in Hassocks?


As is often reported, contacting a experienced solicitor is key buying faster. When choosing a solicitor, consider these points: Do they offer 'instant' online quotes? Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact Are they 'no move, no fee'? This can incentivise a faster transaction.


Does your company conduct auction conveyancing in Hassocks?


Our firm is used to working with sellers at auction. Often unusual lots such as where located in disadvantaged or undesirable areas are purchased at auction and these necessitate supplementary due diligence. Solicitors therefore advocate that buyers at auction select a lawyer well in advance of the date of the auction to allow sufficient time for a detailed investigation. Post auction day itself your now prepared lawyer is fully focused on completing all of the legal work inside a as tight time frame as conventionally required by the terms if sale.


Our estate agent in Heath Hayes has put forward a conveyancing solicitor who they generally use. Should I instruct this firm?


Many estate agents have referral deals with solicitors where they refer clients to them. However, if they are paid a referral fee, an agent may choose whichever firm pays the most per referral, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.