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Conveyancing in Peacehaven Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 02/12/16

Peacehaven information:

Peacehaven's closest airport is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport (13 miles). Peacehaven's closest station is Newhaven Harbour at 3 miles.

Nuffield Brighton is a nearby hospital for Peacehaven.

Q.

How do we find a cheap solicitor quote for selling a house?

A.

Many firms promote theoretically cheap conveyancing, but additional fees will be included in the terms that property buyers and sellers often do not check. Additional fees included in terms and conditions needs to be fair and come into force only if the conveyancer must complete unanticipated additional work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. A quote for conveyancing in Peacehaven should list any disbursements to be paid.

Q.

Do we need a chancel search if we plan to purchase in the parish of Sompting, near Peacehaven?

A.

The conveyancing solicitor is likely to recommend a chancel search. Through some church councils have determined to exact chancel repairs on the current owners of lay rectorships, it cannot be guaranteed that a parish which has not been subject to chancel liability in the past will remain liability-free for new owners. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

Q.

What conveyancing searches should a Peacehaven lawyer apply for when acting on a Peacehaven property?

A.

The normal legal procedure will be to obtain Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environment Search and Gypsum, and possibly area-specific searches for instance HS3.

Q.

The vendor has unfortunately installed inappropriate dormer windows to the house in Peacehaven which I think might break nearby conservation area criteria

A.

A property lawyer is required to verify whether the property is affected by a designated conservation area and whether any modifications have appropriate permission from the Lewes authority.

If no authority consents be available, your solicitor will recommend the alternatives like buying an indemnity insurance policy or obtaining retrospective approval.

Q.

Can we get out of paying stamp duty to the Revenue?

A.

Homeward Legal firmly advise against any stamp duty mitigation. Such schemes are often uneconomical and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed and the total stamp duty, with interest, will be due.

Q.

What environmental concerns can contaminate land in Peacehaven. Will they be checked for comprehensively?

A.

Land in Peacehaven may have been contaminated by a range of factors caused by man and by nature, like proximity to waste sites or environmental radon sources. An environmental search will give more information.

Q.

Should I use the lawyer offered by my agent?

A.

If you opt for a solicitor referred this way, you the agent is able to use their influence induce a solicitor to wrap up the process as soon as possible. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, it may be the case that the agent recommends the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best value for you.

Q.

Does Peacehaven include many areas of conservation?

A.

Conservation areas classify streets and neighbourhoods of architectural merit. The local authority will offer more information about local conservation areas, and the solicitor handling your purchase address the impact buying in a conservation area may have.

 
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