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Conveyancing in Isle of Sheppey Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/10/17

Living in the area? ;

The nearest airport to Isle of Sheppey is London, Southend Airport (13 miles). London Airport is 14 miles, Manston Airport is 23 miles and Rochester Airport is 15 miles away. Isle of Sheppey's closest train station is Swale at 4 miles.

Sheppey Community Sheerness is a relatively close hospital to Isle of Sheppey.

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We need to find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Isle of Sheppey. What should be watch out for?

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Various conveyancers purport to offer cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional charges will be included in the terms and conditions, left unregarded by busy buyers and sellers Extra costs should be fair. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

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How much will our searches be?

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The cost of searches does vary noticeably. Common searches include an environmental search and a chancel liability search.

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I am completing next May. How is stamp duty rates assessed?

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The Stamp Duty Land Tax owed is calculated based on the house or flat's value. On a £238000 residential property, stamp duty will be £2380 (information correct December 2012).

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Is beryllium contamination often sampled in Isle of Sheppey soil?

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Though the dangers are usually minor, contaminated land areas are labelled as such if the danger to the environment is judged to be too great. Other sources of contaminated land include water contaminants such as phenols.

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What is the council tax on a mid-terrace Band F property in Isle of Sheppey?

You should be told about your new house's council tax band within the title report.

Correct charges for Isle of Sheppey are published at the Swale council website. As at, 22 September 2012, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £954.00
  • Band B - £1,113.00
  • Band C - £1,272.00
  • Band D - £1,431.00
  • Band E - £1,748.00
  • Band F - £2,066.00
  • Band G - £2,384.00
  • Band H - £2,861.00

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We have a £264k house to purchase. How do we get a fast exchange and completion?

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Most importantly, contacting a communicative lawyer is key buying faster. That said, there are various jobs you can also do. These include:

  • responding to your lawyer by phone, fax or email wherever possible
  • arranging any finances require to complete the purchase
  • keeping in regular contact with your lawyer

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I have taken out a conveyancing quote from you. Might there be any hidden costs?

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Our solicitors do not hide any additional fees for your legal work. Our quotes offer an honest and accurate fee the legal expenses for your move.

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Flood risk searches are assessed from past information and when you consider current events such as the fact that last year was second wettest year since records began, are they the best way to confirm enough about the Isle of Sheppey flood risk area?

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A competent Isle of Sheppey conveyancer will consider carry out informative property environmental searches if the environmental search identifies a significant risk Isle of Sheppey flood risk area

Sometimes property buyers to also speak to a neighbour or local resident to gain extra confidence.