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Conveyancing in Lingfield Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 28/04/17

Local area travel information and addresses ;

The nearest airport to Lingfield is Gatwick South Terminal Airport (6 miles). London City Airport is 23 miles, London Heliport Airport is 22 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 7 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 11 miles away. Lingfield train station is about 1 mile from Lingfield.

McIndoe Surgical Centre is the most convenient hospital for Lingfield.

Q.

How do we find affordable conveyancing in Lingfield?

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Lack of clarity over this issue catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many conveyancers claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra costs are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement. Additional charges included in terms and conditions ought to be fair. Your conveyancing quote ought to define any disbursements.We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Do your panel of solicitors look after the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Lingfield?

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Our CQS solicitors commonly handle the legal work for buyers and sellers at auction. We strongly recommend auction buyers to appoint a lawyer well before the auction to allow enough time for a detailed report of the documents.

Immediately following the auction your Homeward Legal lawyer is totally focused on finishing the legal work within a as tight time frame as usually required .

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I plan to buy a medieval barn conversion in the parish of Lambeth St Mary. Will a chancel search be required?

A.

Your conveyancer could advise that a chancel search be taken out, regardless of the parish in which the house being purchased is

located. Through some church councils have taken the decision to charge chancel repairs on current owners of lay rectorships, there is no way to be certain that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will remain liability-free for new owners, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.

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Would you recommend that we get a chancel search? We are purchasing a flat conversion by a 17th Century rectory manor in Lingfield.

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Property owners in Lingfield may be subject to chancel repair liability. As a consequence of a recent Act, interest over any affected land in Lingfield must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Lingfield Church of England properties include St Peter & St Paul.

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In Lingfield, is soil remediation of a contaminated plot an option?

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In Lingfield, remediation is often feasible, and a local provider such as Leonards Turf Farms, West Pk Rd, Newchapel, Lingfield, RH7 6HT may be able to provide additional information.

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What are the reasons why sale conveyancing takes such a long time?

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Conveyancing in Lingfield can suffer setbacks, we, however, seek to minimise their consequences by chasing for prompt responses.

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Our purchase is completing in September. How is Stamp Duty Land Tax worked out?

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Stamp Duty will depend on the valuation. It will be £27000 on a £675000 residential property in Lingfield.

Q.

Handling the legal work without instructing a Lingfield conveyancing solicitor looks to be possible when selling a flat. Would it really be foolhardy ?

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Legally speaking there is no argument why a home seller shouldn't undertake the legal process unaided. However, a Lingfield lawyer is in charge of a huge array of assignments including chasing mortgage offer and ensuring listed building alterations are compliant some of which require experience.

 
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