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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: 17/04/18

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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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What can a Isle of Sheppey property solicitor advise if the home we want to buy is inside the boundary of a conservation area in Swale which appears to have ugly artificial stone cladding fitted to it?

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The local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) carried out by your Isle of Sheppey property lawyer during the conveyancing process will determine if the property is within a designated conservation area and any evidence of council approval for alterations will be asked for.

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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?

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.

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How do we hold off paying for stamp duty to HM Revenue?

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Stamp duty reduction scheme must be treated with caution by purchasers in Isle of Sheppey, as such schemes are expensive and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself. There have been a number of official schemes, however, such as disadvantaged area relief.

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How look for determine whether the designated conservation area is not being properly maintained?

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English Heritage, a government body, have put together details in relation to the condition of conservation areas as well as the vulnerability of the area. Local Isle of Sheppey conservation areas are created by Swale who are responsible for the state of the area including things like billboards, addition of PVC windows and public spaces.

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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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What sort of local searches in respect to the uncertain risk of a flood to properties in Kent will the Isle of Sheppey property lawyer be able to conduct?

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A critical component in the legal due diligence procedure involves the conveyancing lawyer making an application for environmental searches that give specific information about the potential Isle of Sheppey flood risk area.

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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.