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Conveyancing in Hove Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/04/17

Commuting to Hove? ;

Hove's nearest airport is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport (7 miles). Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 24 miles and Shoreham Airport is 7 miles away and Hove's closest train station is Brighton.

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Local Hove attractions

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Hove Windmill, Hove St Andrew Churches Conservation Trust and Preston Park St Peter Churches Conservation Trust are near to Hove.

The nearest hospital is Royal Alexandra Childrens.

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We need a low cost conveyancing quote in Hove. How do we get a quote?

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Numerous solicitors advertise theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra fees will be included in the terms of engagement. Any additional charges needs to be clearly defined. They be applicable solely where the solicitor must perform additional tasks on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements ought to be defined on any quote for conveyancing in Hove

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What can a Hove property solicitor do when the flat we hope to buy is within a registered conservation area and has ill-suited cladding installed?

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Brighton and Hove local authority searches carried out by a solicitor as part of the conveyancing should determine whether the property is in a designated conservation area proof of council approval for changes to the property will be required.

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Is contaminated land an issue for properties in Hove?

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Property in Hove could be contaminated by several naturally-occurring factors. Contaminants such as a proximate telecommunications base station will be considered as part of the environmental searches.

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How do I go about ascertain if the conservation area is being neglected?

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Local Hove conservation areas are designated by the local Brighton and Hove planning authority, who oversee conservation area concerns from including things like traffic signs, addition of unsympathetic windows and what can be demolished. English Heritage have put together a list of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas as well as the trend.

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We are going to buy a home, should we have 'conveyancing searches' performed?

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These searches are common pack of enquiries ordered by the solicitor through several authorities, such as a lead mining search. Conveyancing searches are very informative, but consider issues with the property's title.

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

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It is a truism that buying faster is essential to is to employing a proactive solicitor. Consider the following:

  • Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication?
  • Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?
  • Will they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?

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If we are buying a apartment next to a church built in around the 15th Century in Hove, would you advise that we get a chancel search?

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Some owners in Hove can be required to pay for maintenance of an old church building. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. Church of England properties in the area include All Saints, St Philip, St John the Baptist and St Richard, Hangleton.

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Which local authority is responsible for Hove?

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Hove is located in Brighton & Hove City Council, King's House, Grand Avenue, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2LS, phone: 01273 290 000

 
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