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Conveyancing in Patcham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

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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As a consequence of the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since on record we are worried that property conveyancing searches won't be exacting enough?

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Your lawyer in Patcham will include in depth flood risk searches if the standard conveyancing searches establishes a any kind of risk.

You can also get in touch with a close neighbour to gain further comfort.

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I am on a very tight budget - Can doing DIY conveyancing without the assistance of a Patcham property lawyer save any money?

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Should you wish to attempt this you can definitely engage in the bulk of the if not all of the legal and technical work without using Patcham property solicitor .

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However conveyancing professionals would suggest that this would be a hazardous endeavour as amateur lawyers do not have sufficient indemnity insurance which qualified solicitors practices are made responsible to carry.

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Apparently, aluminium soil contamination may be an issue in Patcham. Can you advise?

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Steps are taken in all parts of Patcham and the UK to rectify soil contamination. Also considering issues such as groundwater contaminants like landfill leachate and ammonia, contaminants affecting Patcham property will be factored into an environmental search.

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What can a Patcham conveyancing lawyer recommend if the property is inside the boundary of a conservation are in Brighton and Hove council that has ill-suited removal of chimney stacks fitted to it?

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Brighton and Hove local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) carried out by your solicitor will see the existence of suitable council approval for any additions to the property. In the absence of any the necessary permissions, your solicitor will advise you of the best alternatives, which include requesting from the council or purchasing an indemnity policy.

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Is it a bad idea to defer paying SDLT rates?

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Stamp duty reduction is not recommended for purchases in Patcham, as such schemes are often uneconomical and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later meaning that the full stamp duty amount will be payable, with potential fines.

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Is contaminated land an issue for many residential properties in Patcham?

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A broad range of contaminants caused by naturally-occurring factors can damage Patcham property. Contaminants such as limestone or gypsum quarrying or local historic industrial processes should be considered as part of the appropriate search.

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Could the conveyancing costs have any hidden fees?

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Homeward Legal do not hide any additional fees. Some conveyancers give 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which they will not be bound to.

 
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