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Conveyancing in Hurst Green Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/10/17

Living in the area? ;

Lydd Airport is 21 mile from Hurst Green. Rochester Airport is 23 miles away. Hurst Green's nearest train station is Etchingham.

Hawkhurst Cranbrook is a nearby hospital.

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How do I find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Hurst Green?

A.

Numerous firms promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra charges are frequently hidden in small print that buyers and sellers often do not check. Any fees found in the solicitor's terms ought to be reasonable. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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What kind of environmental searches in respect to the potential risk of a flood in the East Sussex region will the property solicitor in Hurst Green do?

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A critical component in the legal procedure carried out when buying a property involves the conveyancing lawyer conducting conveyancing searches (environmental) that give you some details on the local Hurst Green flood risk.

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I am going to a property auction and will would like ensure a fast conveyancing transaction, what should we aim for to speed up the conveyancing process?

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Finding a communicative solicitor is key a fast completion. There are a number of things you, as the purchaser, can do, such as, answering any queries raised by your solicitor as soon as possible, asking for property searches to be ordered immediately and clarifying your mortgage lender's requirements.

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What does a Hurst Green conveyancing solicitor do when the maisonette we are buying is within a local authority conservation area and has ugly removal of chimney stacks added?

Local authority searches conducted by your solicitor in the process of the conveyancing will verify if the Hurst Green property a designated conservation area and evidence of authorisation for changes to the property will be asked for.

In the event that no appropriate consents be in evidence your solicitor will recommend all options which may include seeking cover from an indemnity insurance policy or seeking retrospective approval from Tandridge local authority.

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Is homewardlegal.co.uk experienced enough to move fast on the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Hurst Green?

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Yes - Indeed we put together legal documentation for vendors and often act for buyers at auction. We often recommend buyers at auction to decide on a lawyer prior to the property auction date to allow sufficient time for a full investigation.

Thereafter, following the auction your instructed lawyer is absolutely able to concentrate on completing the transaction inside a as tight time frame as typically required by the terms of sale.

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Does my Hurst Green conveyancer inform me about the amount of council tax to be paid for a Band A house before exchange of contracts?

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The property solicitor will contact the governing Tandridge local council to find out the relevant council tax charges which will then be written in the report on title. The latest council tax charges for homes in Hurst Green are detailed online at the Tandridge council website. At the time of authoring (14 August 2012) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,042.00
  • Band B - £1,216.00
  • Band C - £1,390.00
  • Band D - £1,563.00
  • Band E - £1,911.00
  • Band F - £2,258.00
  • Band G - £2,605.00
  • Band H - £3,126.00

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What does 'fixtures and fittings' relate to?

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Purchasers in Hurst Green are regularly frustrated by a lack of clarity over what fixtures and fittings are included in a purchase. Fixtures and fittings are regularly not considered, making the completion and approval of a comprehensive fixtures and fittings form so important.

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The agent has suggested the conveyancing. Must we instruct this firm?

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It is commonplace for agents in Corwen to suggest a conveyancing firm. However, if they are paid a referral fee, some agents may 'recommend' the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the best value for you.