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Conveyancing in Patcham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/18

Local key data:

The closest airport to Patcham is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport (7 miles). Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 21 mile and Shoreham Airport is 7 miles away. Preston Park train station is around 1 mile from Patcham.

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Local Patcham attractions

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Patcham Windmill, Preston Park St Peter Churches Conservation Trust and Hove St Andrew Churches Conservation Trust are in the vicinity of Patcham.

The closest hospital is Nevill Hove.

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How do we get the cheapest Patcham conveyancing quote?

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This topic affects many homeowners who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process, and many solicitors promote cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional charges will be included in the solicitor's terms. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Does your solicitors firm get involved in the conveyancing for property auction properties in Patcham?

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We are very competent with buyers at auction. Usually more complicated to convey buildings are included in property auctions which need deeper inquiries before completing. Solicitors therefore advocate that auction buyers formally instruct an affordable lawyer in advance of the property auction date for a review of the lot.

Thereafter, following the date of the auction you are the lawyer needs to be focused on finish the conveyancing process in under 28 days, a requirement of terms and conditions of sale.

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What authority is under obligation for overseeing the standard of neglect the conservation areas in Patcham?

English Heritage, a government body, administer a list about the condition of conservation areas as well as the vulnerability. Local Patcham conservation areas are set up by the local authority (Brighton and Hove) who manage the state of the area including things like street guard rails, loft extensions and paths.

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Should I get a chancel search if we are buying a maisonette on the same road as a church constructed in the 16th Century in Patcham?

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There are fifteen thousand parishes across the country. Property owners within some of these may be required to subsidise the repair of a local church. After the passing of an Act in 2002, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. Ecclesiastical properties in Patcham where a chancel search may be appropriate include All Saints Church.

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Which local authority looks after Patcham?

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Patcham is located in Brighton & Hove City Council, King's House, Grand Avenue, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2LS, Call: 01273 290 000

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I am purchasing a medieval barn conversion in Barnham. Is a chancel search necessary?

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The conveyancing solicitor might recommend a chancel search. Although some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have decided to charge chancel repairs on the owners of lay rectorships, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will remain liability-free for new owners.

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How is stamp duty tax determined and how much do we need to budget for a £606000 property?

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The Stamp Duty that is payable will depend on the property's value. On a £606000 residential property, stamp duty will be £24240.

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Will the property report prepared by the solicitor in Patcham report back on the rates of council tax on a building prior to completion?

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The property lawyer will approach the appropriate local council to ascertain the currently applicable council tax band and rates, which will be written in the conveyancing report on title. The correct rates for properties in Patcham are published on the council site.