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Conveyancing in Maidenbower Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/07/17

Local points of interest in Maidenbower

Lowfield Heath Surrey Windmill, Crawley Buchan CP Country Park and Skyview Aviation Museum are close to Maidenbower.

Maidenbower is close at within 1m of the M23 junction entry 10 Northbound.

Maidenbower's nearest station is Three Bridges at 1 mile s. Maidenbower's closest airport is Gatwick South Terminal Airport (4 miles). Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 4 miles, Shoreham Airport is 20 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 18 miles away.

The most convenient hospital to Maidenbower is Crawley.


How do we get the best conveyancing rates in Maidenbower for a £605k house?


Confusion over this issue catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many property lawyers promote 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Unfortunately additional charges are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


As a consequence of the serious water flooding in Worthing we are worried that environmental searches may not be sufficient?


A thorough solicitor in Maidenbower should carry out property conveyancing searches if the enviro searches spots a any kind of Maidenbower flood risk.

For greater area background it could be worth trying to get in touch with a local resident.


How much can fee for the conveyancing searches be?


With Homeward Legal, a client is expected to pay at most £249 for a standard bundle of searches. Searches are paid to a third party, and are not included in a quote for solicitor's fees.


What will the council tax cost on a Thirties Band G maisonette in Maidenbower?


Your respective council tax band should conventionally be given within the conveyancing report on title, and by the local authority. The latest council tax rates

for Maidenbower are tabled on the Crawley council site. On (01 June 2012) rates are:

  • Band A - £992.00
  • Band B - £1,158.00
  • Band C - £1,323.00
  • Band D - £1,488.00
  • Band E - £1,819.00
  • Band F - £2,150.00
  • Band G - £2,480.00
  • Band H - £2,976.00


What are the alternatives when buying a flat inside a Crawley local authority designated conservation area ?


Crawley planning authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) conducted by your Maidenbower conveyancing solicitor should see the existence of the appropriate authorisation for development to the property.


Maidenbower property solicitors conduct standard property conveyancing searches if acting for a home purchase client, but which specific searches?


If purchasing and taking out a mortgage a mortgage lender requires you to these searches - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search and Environmental,, and possibly less common searches, which may include a Commons Registration Search.


Prudential Banking is our lender, what do I need to check?


Traditionally, almost all conveyancing solicitors could act for the large mortgage lenders. Some lenders are now reducing their 'solicitor panel', which may result in increased conveyancing costs for buyers. We can act for many CML-approved lenders, ensuring that an additional preferred solicitor will not be required to act for your lender.


Is there anything we are supposed to do to make our Maidenbower conveyancing faster?


Essential to fast conveyancing is to use a communicative conveyancing solicitor. There are, however, several tasks you as the purchaser could do. These include:

  • answering any queries raised by your conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible
  • organising your finances
  • requesting status updates from the conveyancing solicitor regularly