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Conveyancing in Lewes Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

Local Lewes attractions

Monk's House National Trust Glynde Place Historic Houses Association and Firle Place Historic Houses Association are in Lewes.

Lewes's nearest airport is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport. Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 22 miles and Shoreham Airport is 14 miles away. Lewes's closest station is Lewes at 1 mile s.

The closest hospital to Lewes is Lewes Victoria.

Q.

How do I find fixed rate conveyancing in Lewes?

A.

Many property lawyers promote theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. However additional fees will be included in the solicitor's terms. Extra charges which are listed in the solicitor's terms ought to be fair. They be applied only where the conveyancer must complete work beyond standard conveyancing for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on a quote. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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First Active is going to be our lender, what will I need to consider?

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In some cases, lenders have limited the firms who can act for them, resulting in increased legal costs for purchasers if the lender insists upon their own lawyer . Homeward Legal will act on behalf of many CML-approved lenders, ensuring that an additional lawyer will not be required to act for your lender.

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How can I find if any of the protected Lewes conservation areas are in a poor state?

A.

An up-to-date evaluation of the state of conservation areas in Lewes is reported by English Heritage. This information are currently to be found at the English Heritage website- Seaford Town Centre registered as poor with medium vulnerability and deteriorating.

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The vendor has installed inappropriate artiicial stone cladding on the property which may infringe on Seaford Town Centre conservation area rules.

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The lawyer will carry out searches find out if the property is inside a conservation area and whether any alterations have essential permission from the Lewes authority.

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Which local authority is responsible for Lewes?

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Lewes is located in Lewes District Council, 32 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LX phone: 01273 471 600

Q.

If we are purchasing near Lewes, in the parish of Rogate, do we need a chancel search?

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Your conveyancing solicitor might recommend that a chancel search be ordered. In older areas of Lewes, chancel repair has the potential to be charged on new owners of a property where parish councils have previously chosen not to do so, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.

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Which factors will impact land in Lewes. Will they be checked for thoroughly?

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Residential property in Lewes is contaminated by a range of natural and human-influenced issues, and an environmental search will reveal the extent to which a house is impacted by contaminants such as limestone or gypsum quarrying or other land contamination.

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What can the searches cost?

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The cost of Lewes searches somewhat varies. Common searches include a mining search and an environmental search.

 
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