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Conveyancing in Herne Bay Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/04/17

Commuting to the area? ;

The nearest station to Herne Bay is Herne Bay. Manston, Kent International Airport is 10 miles from Herne Bay. London Airport is 23 miles and Manston Airport is 11 miles away.

Queen Victoria Memorial Canterbury hospital is relatively close to Herne Bay.


How do I get the best rates for conveyancing for a £470,000 house?


Numerous law firms claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional costs may be added into the small print that sellers and buyers often do not check. Costs needs to be fair and clearly defined. They only apply to matters if the lawyer must complete additional work for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements to be paid should also be clearly stated on your quote


The Herne Bay property being bought is on a brownfield site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste like cobalt?


Even where some contamination has occurred in Herne Bay, risk levels are usually low. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Herne Bay, including local authorities.


How much is the council tax on a period mid-terrace Band F building in Herne Bay?


You should be briefed about your new house's council tax band within the conveyancer's title report. The latest tax charges for homes in Herne Bay are set out at the Canterbury council site. On 17 March 2013 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £963.00
  • Band B - £1,124.00
  • Band C - £1,284.00
  • Band D - £1,445.00
  • Band E - £1,766.00
  • Band F - £2,087.00
  • Band G - £2,408.00
  • Band H - £2,889.00


Do you recommend your solicitors to do the conveyancing for auction properties in Herne Bay?

Our property lawyers regularly do the legal conveyancing buyers and sellers at auction. Homeward Legal invariably advocate purchasers to formally appoint the conveyancing lawyer well before the auction day to allow adequate time for a title report.

Following the auction your Homeward Legal conveyancing solicitor is utterly prepared for finishing all of the legal work inside a as tight time frame as required by the terms of sale.


We want to complete on the conveyancing process on our leasehold apartment quickly, are you fast Herne Bay solicitors ?


Our panel of solicitors adopt an extremely proactive approach when completing the transfer of title for sellers to suit a clients time frame.

With Homeward Legal, chosen solicitors work quickly and attempt to communicate end to end throughout the chain buyer and seller chain and use advanced practice management technology to finish your house move asap.


In a few weeks I am anticipating to move out of our period property on the outskirts of Herne Bay into a house in Greenhithe . At what stage to book a home removal firm?


Your solicitor would tend to encourage buyers and sellers hold off until such time as exchange of contracts because an absolute date will not have been set.

Why not try Astamovers, 191 East Cliff Pde, Herne Bay, CT6 5HU Tel: 01227 373236 or Hillway, 77 Peartree Rd, Herne Bay, CT6 7EG Call: 01227 361127.


I am purchasing an extended property in a designated conservation areas, how does one uncover information in respect of the state of repair?


Conservation areas are specified by the local Canterbury planning authority, who regulate things like upkeep of paths to the thwarting of ugly shop fronts. Following a campaign, English Heritage now maintain a list on the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in Herne Bay and throughout England along with the trend of the area.


I plan to buy a restored chapel in Frindsbury. Is a chancel search appropriate?


Your conveyancing solicitor is likely to recommend that a chancel search is ordered. In Herne Bay's much older areas, chancel repair dues can be collected on the owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils may have spared previous owners or tenants, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.