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Conveyancing in Hawkhurst Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/18

Living in the Hawkhurst area? ;

The nearest airport to Hawkhurst is Lydd Airport. Rochester Airport is 21 mile away and the closest station to Hawkhurst is Etchingham.

Hawkhurst Cranbrook is the neighbouring hospital.

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How do I find a cheap solicitor quote to buy leasehold property?

A.

Many solicitors claim to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing, but additional fees are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Any costs which are listed in your solicitor's terms should be fair and reasonable. The disbursements to be paid should also be clearly stated on a conveyancing quote

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We are buying on a new-build brownfield land. Can the top-soil still be contaminated?

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With this region's industrial history in parts of Hawkhurst, top-soil contamination is inescapable. Also considering issues such as asbestos, contaminants affecting Hawkhurst property will be factored into an environmental search.

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What sort of conveyancing searches concerning the uncertain risk of flooding at Kent will my conveyancing solicitor in Hawkhurst conduct on a Victorian building I am hoping to buy?

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The residential property conveyancer conducts standard conveyancing and environmental searches that will include Hawkhurst flood risk area data. In addition a Hawkhurst property lawyer could suggest a substantially more in-depth local Hawkhurst area flood risk search.

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An unpredictable event demand that we really need to complete on the selling of our refurbished leasehold flat asap, do Homeward Legal have any fast Hawkhurst property lawyers ?

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Our property lawyers have a very proactive approach when completing the legal work. Our method is different as we use advanced case management systems . We also assign home movers a dedicated

conveyancing solicitor incentivised to communicate with the total buyer and seller chain including managing agents, to achieve a fast completion.

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Do your property lawyers a lot of experience at the legal conveyancing of property auction properties in Hawkhurst?

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Yes - Homeward Legal is very capable working with buyers and sellers at auction. Lawyers often recommend buyers at auction to formally appoint their chosen conveyancing lawyer before the date of the auction to allow time for a detailed review of the legal papers for the lot.

Thereafter, following the auction day itself your lawyer is wholly prepared for rapidly concluding the legal work inside a as tight time frame as usually required .

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Does 'fixtures and fittings' include things like light switches?

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Buyers in Hawkhurst will often be frustrated with the lack of formality over fixtures and fittings. To avoid confusion, a list should be agreed by both sides, saving heartache once the sale is completed.

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Do you need searches for chancel liability? I am buying a property next to a priory in Hawkhurst.

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There are over 15,000 ecclesiastical parishes across England and Wales. Property owners within some of these may be required to subsidise the repair of a local church. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced. Hawkhurst churches where chancel liability may apply include St Laurence.

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What will a Hawkhurst property solicitor advise if the flat we hope to invest in is situated in a Tunbridge Wells local authority conservation area which seems to have unlawful stone cladding added?

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Tunbridge Wells planning authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search carried out by your Hawkhurst property lawyer in the process of the conveyancing should ascertain whether the property is within a conservation area and evidence of the appropriate permissions for alterations will be required. In the event that no appropriate permissions be available your Hawkhurst conveyancer will advise you of the alternatives e.g. getting covered by an indemnity insurance policy or requesting retrospective approval from the appropriate local authority.