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Conveyancing in Littlehampton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

Littlehampton points of interest

Barnham Sussex Windmill, Tortington St Mary Magdalene Churches Conservation Trust and Arundel Castle Castle are around Littlehampton.

Littlehampton station is around a mile from Littlehampton and the closest airport to Littlehampton is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport (11 miles s).

The most convenient hospital is Goring Hall Worthing.

Q.

I am looking for a solicitors firm that offers cheap conveyancing. What is included?

A.

Several firms advertise cheap conveyancing. However extra costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Fees should be fair and reasonable and only apply to matters if your lawyer is required to perform tasks outside a normal transaction on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

Q.

Does my solicitor in Littlehampton report back to me about the amount to be paid of council tax for a Band B house prior to completing on the purchase?

A.

The property lawyer will consult with the appropriate Arun local authority to enquire about the correct council tax band and rates, which will then be included in the conveyancing report on title. The latest council tax charges for homes in Littlehampton are set out in detail on the Arun local authority site. At the time of writing on 21 October 2012 the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,015.00
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  • Band B - £1,184.00
  • Band C - £1,353.00
  • Band D - £1,522.00
  • Band E - £1,860.00
  • Band F - £2,198.00
  • Band G - £2,537.00
  • Band H - £3,044.00

Q.

Is your solicitor team set up to act quickly on property auction conveyancing in Littlehampton?

A.

The legal team are property auction specialists and frequently carry out work for buyers at auction. It is sensible for purchasers to choose an auction experienced lawyer as soon as they can to allow enough time for a full report of the auction pack prior to the property auction date.

After the auction day your now prepared lawyer will be ready for completing the conveyancing within as short a time frame as typically required by the conditions of sale.

Q.

In what ways can a property solicitor in Littlehampton advise on the potential risk of possible flooding around Littlehampton?

A.

The conveyancing solicitor will carry out official environmental searches that incorporate Littlehampton flood risk area data.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Littlehampton?

A.

Littlehampton is located in Arun District Council, Maltavers Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5LF, phone: 01903 737 500

Q.

Halifax is going to be our mortgage lender - what will I need to know?

A.

Buyers should know that some lenders have reduced the number of firms on their approved panel, which may result in greater conveyancing costs for buyers. Homeward Legal, though, will act for most CML-approved lenders.

Q.

How much would the conveyancing searches in Littlehampton be?

A.

Conveyancing searches ranges in cost. The most frequently used searches include an environmental search.

Q.

We are purchasing a £969000, what will be calculated for SDLT?

A.

Stamp Duty is dependent on the purchase price of the house or flat. Stamp duty will be £38760 on a £969000 home.*

*This information correct as of June 2012

 
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