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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

Things to do in Lancing

High Salvington Sussex Windmill, Museum of D - Day Aviation Aviation Museum and Bramber Castle English Heritage are situated in Lancing.

Lancing's nearest airport is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport. Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 24 miles and Shoreham Airport is 2 miles away. The nearest station to Lancing is Lancing, approximately a mile away.

The closest hospital to Lancing is Worthing.


I need the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Lancing. What should be watch out for?


Several firms purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional fees are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Busy, stressed buyers ignore these terms at their peril. The conveyancing quote ought to list the disbursements to be paid.Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.


I have a reasonable understanding of handling the legal work as a seller of a flat , Might it be risky to carry out the legal conveyancing process on my own?


Technically speaking there are absolutely no arguments why a seller should not take care of he legal process unaided. In reality however, a conveyancer typically handles a long list of jobs ranging from approving pre exchange checklists or identifying conservation area breaches many of which need a qualified solicitor.

AT any rate lawyers always carry indemnity cover that ultimately protects you in the event of any errors made by the lawyer.


The purchase is completing next April. What will be calculated for SDLT?

The rate of stamp duty due is based on a small number of factors, primarily the house's purchase price. It will be £13170 on a £439000 house.


In 3 months we are hoping to move out of our period house in Lancing into our next abode in Hurstpierpoint what is the right point to select a house removal firm?


The best advice is to put off instructing removals until such time as you and the other side has agreed your completion date that frequently occurs once final contracts are signed.

There are many local and national companies including Perfect Removals Nationwide Ltd, 18 Malthouse Cl, Sompting, Lancing, BN15 0EF Call: 01903 841117 or B Moved, 30 Kings Rd, Lancing, BN15 8DZ Telephone: 01903 766246.


Which local authority is responsible for Lancing?


Lancing is located in Adur District Council, Civic Centre, Ham Road, Shoreham- by- Sea, West Sussex, BN43 6PR, contact: 01273 263 000


Is it important to get a chancel search when you are buying in Lancing?


Chancel repair liability can require residential property owners to cover the cost of repairs to a local church. A chancel search checks that such a liability exists. Liability is more common in some parts of the country. A solicitor will be able to advise further. Church of England properties in Lancing include St James the Less and St Michael & All Angels.


Would ordering a building survey be a good idea when purchasing a house in Lancing?


It is strongly recommended that buyers arrange a RICS surveyor to undertake a survey. Buyers should be aware that there are a wide range of defects which affect a property, which are not included in your mortgage lender's valuation. These include dry rot or failed double glazing.


What can a Lancing conveyancing lawyer recommend if the house is within a conservation area in Adur planning authority that has unsanctioned cladding fitted?


Local authority searches conducted by a solicitor should verify whether the Lancing property a conservation area proof of formal approval for alterations will be supplied.