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Conveyancing in Mayfield Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/01/18

Local travel information

The closest airport to Mayfield is Gatwick South Terminal Airport. Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 22 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 24 miles away. The nearest station to Mayfield is Crowborough.

Crowborough War Memorial hospital is relatively close to Mayfield.

Q.

On the purchase of a £319,000 home, what will be the fees? I need low cost conveyancing.

A.

Many firms promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra fees are frequently hidden in the terms. Busy, stressed buyers ignore these terms at their peril. Any disbursements to be paid ought to be listed on your conveyancing quote

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I am on a tight budget , Will doing the conveyancing on a DIY basis without a property solicitor in Mayfield save any cash?

A.

There is absolutely no reason why a buyer cant opt to reasonably take care of the your own conveyancing without the help of property lawyer in Mayfield. The truth is however that a property lawyer takes care of a long list of activities e.g. chasing mortgage offer and interpreting the lease most of which really need training.

Q.

Which of the Mayfield lender panels are your solicitors members of?

A.

Of lenders with branches in Mayfield, we in conjunction with most. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Paxton Associates, 1 Forest Dene/Forest Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5EX, Stonebridge Mortgage Services Ltd, 5 Hopgarden Oast/Oast Court, Yalding, Maidstone, ME18 6JX, and Whitecity Finance Ltd, Riverside Business Centre/River Lawn Rd, Tonbridge, TN9 1EP.

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What factors can affect land in Mayfield?

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Residential property may be contaminated by a range of environmental factors, such as radioactive substances in the region. An environmental search should offer more information.

Q.

Will the report on the property's title prepared by the conveyancing solicitor in Mayfield report back on the rates of council tax on an apartment before exchange of contracts?

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A property lawyer will consult with the Wealden local authority to ask about the current council tax charges which will be set out in the conveyancer's title report. Up-to-date rates for homes in Mayfield are listed online at the Wealden local authority site. At the time of authoring, 21 December 2012, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,088.00
  • Band B - £1,270.00
  • Band C - £1,451.00
  • Band D - £1,632.00
  • Band E - £1,995.00
  • Band F - £2,358.00
  • Band G - £2,721.00
  • Band H - £3,265.00

Q.

I am on a deadline and would like guarantee fast conveyancing, what should we guarantee to speed up the transaction?

A.

It is a truism that instructing a proactive conveyancing solicitor is crucial to faster conveyancing. There are several things you as the purchaser can do to speed up the process. These include:

  • calling or emailing your conveyancing solicitor, and chase them if you suspect any delays
  • promptly answering your conveyancing solicitor's questions (by email if possible)
  • arranging your mortgage offer

Q.

What individual conveyancing searches does the solicitor in Mayfield carry out when buying a Mayfield building?

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The customary conveyancing procedure is to obtain the following Local Authority, Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal), Environment Search and Gypsum and, depending on certain criteria, special local Mayfield searches, which might include SIM.

Q.

Should we get searches for chancel liability? We are buying close to parish land in Mayfield.

A.

Repair costs resulting from chancel liability can total hundreds of thousands of pounds. A number of sources are used to identify liability, including county histories. Mayfield church lands include S.John the Baptist and St Dunstan.