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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: 17/07/17

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 early is it wise to arrange a conveyancing solicitor in Isle of Sheppey?

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Whether buying or selling, the sooner the better. Some authors advocate holding off instruction until an offer has been firmly agreed, but doing so will put you at a disadvantage compared to better prepared buyers, or if your buyer decides to pull out due to delays.

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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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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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Should you get a chancel liability search? I am buying a Isle of Sheppey property on the same road as priory land.

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The outcome of a landmark case 10 years ago confirmed that chancel repair liability could be enforced. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced.

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How do I protect against gazumping?

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Gazumping is common across England and Wales and describes when a house seller acknowledges a low offer, only to reject it, opting for a greater offer. There is almost always a chance of being gazumped. To reduce the likelihood of being gazumped, consider instructing an efficient solicitor as early as possible.

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

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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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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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