By Frances Traynor
17th October 2017
"Working in partnership is essential for a faster completion."
If you are buying or selling your home, or perhaps wanting to release some equity, then you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal work.
Homeward Legal's property lawyers have many years of experience in Horsham and around Sussex. Add that to our results-driven, speed-focused conveyancing methods and it means we complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Our conveyancing solicitors handle all the legal work for your sale or purchase for a fixed rate.
If for any reason your West Sussex house move does not complete we do not charge you any property legal fees for buying and selling a property.
With Horsham experience, your property lawyer will guide you along every step of the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Horsham is served by the A24, A264 and A281. By rail: The nearest train station is Horsham. By air: Horsham is closest to London Gatwick Airport (15 miles), Redhill Aerodrome (17), Brighton City Airport (20), Chichester Goodwood Airport (30), TAG London Farnborough Airport (35), London Biggin Hill Airport (36), London Heliport (39), and London Heathrow and Blackbushe Airports (both 39 miles).
Hospital: Horsham, Hurst Road, Horsham, RH12 2DR. Council: Horsham District (www.horsham.gov.uk).
Attractions: Horsham Museum, Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods, Huxley’s Birds of Prey Centre and Gardens, Leonardslee Gardens, Sumners Ponds, and Warnham Local Nature Reserve.Q.
Unfortunately, buyers should read the terms of their conveyancing quote very carefully in order to identify any fees that might be hidden in the small print. At Homeward Legal, though, we will never charge any hidden extra fees. Our quotes are very clear so that you always know what you are paying for and how much your final legal bill will be. For the best and clearest quote, why not try our quote calculator? Or, if you want to talk to someone, you could call our expert team on 0800 038 6699.Q.
Where land in Horsham was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to pay for repairs to local churches. Owners, who have bought property prior to 2003 (when the Act came into force), may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. The solicitor acting on your behalf will confirm if a chancel search is needed, and, if so, whether an indemnity insurance policy might be appropriate. Horsham church lands where chancel liability may apply include:
Your conveyancing solicitor will investigate if the property is affected by a conservation area, and, if so, whether any alterations have requisite consent. If there is no evidence of planning approval, your lawyer will be able to advise you on the various courses of action (including taking out indemnity insurance, or requesting retrospective planning).Q.
It is perfectly possible for you to do the conveyancing on your own, as there is no legal requirement to employ a conveyancing solicitor. That said, a conveyancer is familiar with a long list of tasks (including drafting contracts and checking the lease), most of which require experience and training. In addition, solicitors are required to get the correct indemnity insurance to insulate you in the event of oversights, which you won’t have. Call Homeward Legal’s team of experts on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs.Q.
A good quote will clearly list all fees and disbursements, and make the distinction between the two types of charges obvious, as we do at Homeward Legal. A Local Authority Search is a disbursement not a fee, meaning the conveyancer passes on the charge at cost.Q.
Flood-risk searches conducted by a lawyer in Horsham will include the far more rigorous and in-depth search (e.g. Landmark), if the risk is deemed significant. You might be able to contact a local resident for further information if you are still worried. Or you could talk to a West Sussex flood-repair builder, such as Regency Restoration, 31 Billingshurst Road, Broadbridge Heath, Horsham, RH12 3LJ (Tel: 01403 249143).Q.
Most lenders in Horsham are on our panels, which means we can represent their legal requirements with respect to sorting out your mortgage application. The practical upshot of this is that they won’t pass on their legal bill to you. Horsham lenders and mortgage specialists include:
Contacting a proactive, diligent conveyancer is essential to making the conveyancing process faster. When you are researching which legal firm to appoint, you should ask these questions:
At Homeward Legal, we provide a ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee to support our fixed-fee quote, which is immediately available. We use leading-edge information management systems, as well as giving you a trained solicitor who will proactively communicate along the entire property chain in an effort to mitigate obstacles and the effects of problems as they arise. Why not give our waiting team a call on 0800 038 6699 for your quote?Q.
A recent evaluation of the condition of Horshams conservation areas is logged by English Heritage - the following information is viewable at their site- Greatham registered as very bad with medium vulnerability and deteriorating. Tel: 01403 215528 for more information.Q.
Chiefly, fixtures are fixed elements, such as fitted gas or electric fires to walls, floors or ceilings securely and fixtures are free-standing. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.Q.
Horsham is located in Horsham District Council, Park North, North Street, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1RL, Call: 01403 215 100Q.
Your conveyancing solicitor should see if the property is affected by a conservation area, and if so whether any alterations have requisite consent.Q.
Where land in Horsham was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to pay for repairs to local churches. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. The solicitor acting on your behalf will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate. Horsham church lands where chancel liability may apply include Holy Trinity, St Leonard's, St Mark's and St Mary the Virgin.Q.
Contacting a proactive, diligent conveyancer is essential to buying faster. Ask these questions when identifying your conveyancer:
The council tax band will, more often than not, be reported as part of the title report along with the local authority. The latest tax rates for residents of Horsham are published online at the Horsham local authority website. At the time of writing on 28 October 2012 rates are as follows: