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A transfer of equity occurs when a property owner wishes to change the legal ownership of the property. Reasons include marriage, divorce and tax planning.

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Conveyancing in Lewes Q & A's

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Updated: 17/01/17

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.

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How do I find fixed rate conveyancing in Lewes?

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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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Please explain why the conveyancing process takes so long?

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The legal work required to buy or sell a home could be lengthy even in the best of circumstances. Some delays are out of your solicitor's hands. We do our best to minimise the burden of these delays wherever possible to do so. Reasons for delay include the time taken to return management information.

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My agent has named a law firm. Should we instruct this firm?

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Estate agent referrals are a common way for home buyers to find a solicitor, however, such referrals should be compared against alternatives, such as local solicitors, or firms found online, as there is a risk that an agent may choose the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.

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In the next month we are preparing to be moving out of our detached property on the outskirts of Lewes into a newer house in Hastings , at what point to appoint a removals firm?

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We would tend to advise that home movers delay booking a removals company until such time as exchange of contracts has been notified as a final home moving date will not have been settled.

Try Arnolds Of Lewes, Unit 1 Delamair Estate/Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY Call: 01273 473885 or Easy Move Removals, 4 Phoenix Pl, Lewes, BN7 2QJ Telephone: 01273 472345.

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If Lewes land is contaminated, can we have the top soil remedied?

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If land has been contaminated by industry, remediation may be possible, but costly. For Lewes, remediation is often the responsibility of local authorities to arrange, and a local provider for example Selmeston Turf Co, Laughton, Lewes, BN8 6AJ may be able to provide more information.

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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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Having read about the fact that last year was second wettest year since on record we are questioning if conveyancing and environmental searches won't be detailed enough?

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Conveyancing searches conducted by your conveyancing solicitor in Lewes will also include a far more informative Landmark flood search if required.

If you are anxious why not try to approach a neighbour of the property.

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What searches does a Lewes property solicitor carry out when carrying out the conveyancing for a Lewes building?

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The standard procedure will be to get these searches - Local Authority, Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal), Environment Search and Gypsum Mining, and possibly specific local searches for instance Planning report.

 
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