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Conveyancing in Paddock Wood Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/01/18

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 much is the council tax on a Sixties converted Band H property in Paddock Wood?

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You will be supply your new property's council tax band in the report on title. The latest tax charges for properties in Paddock Wood are listed on the Tunbridge Wells council website. On, 29 August 2012, band rates are:

  • Band A - £961.00
  • Band B - £1,121.00
  • Band C - £1,281.00
  • Band D - £1,441.00
  • Band E - £1,761.00
  • Band F - £2,081.00
  • Band G - £2,401.00
  • Band H - £2,882.00

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Which local authority looks after Paddock Wood?

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Paddock Wood is located in Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Town Hall, Civic Way, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1RS, Call: 01892 526 121

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We are moving in Paddock Wood, and have a quote from you. Might we need to pay any additional costs?

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No. We never charge any extra, hidden charges regardless of circumstances. Our conveyancing quotes offer an accurate price the legal costs for your transaction.

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Where can I go about see if the conservation area is not being properly maintained?

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English Heritage keep records of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas along with the trend of the area. Local Paddock Wood conservation areas are set up by the local Tunbridge Wells planning authority, who manage conservation area concerns from including things like derelict buildings, non sympathetic doors and the upkeep of public spaces.

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What is gazumping?

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This happens when an offer is accepted but then rejected by the seller, opting instead for a better offer. The risk of gazumping is present in any transaction. Consider instructing a proactive solicitor as early as possible to reduce the chance of your offer being gazumped.

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Which individual property conveyancing searches should a Paddock Wood conveyancer conduct when acting on a Paddock Wood property?

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The standard legal procedure is to get the following Local Authority, Drainage Search, Environment Search and Coal Mining, and possibly specific searches such as Cheshire Brine Search.

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The internet is full of an increasing number useful manuals giving details on doing your own legal work. Do I really need to use a property solicitor in Paddock Wood ?

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Conceivably there is absolutely no argument why a home seller cannot decide to undertake the conveyancing yourself. The truth is however that a property lawyer in Paddock Wood juggles a huge number of functions e.g. approving completion statements or interpreting the lease some of which require adequate training.