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Conveyancing in Paddock Wood Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/18

Paddock Wood information:

Paddock Wood's nearest train station is Paddock Wood. Paddock Wood's nearest airport is Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport (13 miles). Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Rochester Airport is 13 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 19 miles away.

The closest hospital to Paddock Wood is Pembury, Tunbridge Wells.

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We are trying to find fixed rate Paddock Wood conveyancing. Will we get a quote or and estimate?

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Many online and high street property lawyers purport to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately extra fees can inflate your solicitor's invoice. Additional fees found in the small print ought to be clearly defined. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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How is SDLT calculated and what amount should we budget for a £906k Paddock Wood residence?

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The Stamp Duty you will owe will depend on the purchase price of the property. It will be £36240 on a £906k house or flat.

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Please tell us why conveyancing goes on for so long?

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Conveyancing can be obstructed. We appreciate how disruptive they may be and work hard to minimise their consequences whenever we can do so. Reasons for delay include problems with arranging a mortgage.

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Flood searches are estimated from archived data and given recent events such as the Met Office warning of more intense rainfall in the future are they actually good enough to report sufficient information about the Paddock Wood flood risk?

A qualified conveyancing solicitor in Paddock Wood will consider also get property environmental searches if the standard search establishes a significant risk the local Paddock Wood flood risk

You could also try to speak to a next door neighbour for additional local history.

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What can a Paddock Wood conveyancing solicitor recommend if the property we hope to invest in is in a Tunbridge Wells conservation area that possibly has inappropriate PVC windows installed?

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The local authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search conducted by a property lawyer in the process of the conveyancing should establish whether the property is inside a designated conservation area and any evidence of the appropriate permissions for alterations will be requested.

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Has titanium ever contaminated land in Paddock Wood?

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There are comprehensive regulations to restrict topsoil contamination. Data on many contaminants, such as radioactive waste and water contaminants such as sewage, will be included in an environmental search.

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My partner and I are planning to buy in Paddock Wood, and would like to check that there are many conservation areas.

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Parts of Paddock Wood considered be of 'special architectural and historic interest', like fishing villages, may be recorded as conservation areas. You may wish to contact the local authority if you have specific questions, but your conveyancing lawyer will address this during the house-buying process.

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Will you need to get searches for chancel liability if we are buying a Paddock Wood flat on the same road as a church?

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The result of a landmark case 10 years ago confirmed that chancel repair liability could be enforced. After the passing of an Act in 2002, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. The solicitor handling your conveyancing will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Paddock Wood ecclesiastical properties which may give rise to chancel liability include St Andrew.