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Conveyancing in Polegate Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 07/12/16

Local key data:

Polegate's closest airport is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport (24 miles). and Polegate train station is about a mile from Polegate.

The closest hospital to Polegate is Eastbourne District General.

Q.

We need a cheap solicitor to own a flat. What should we check?

A.

Several firms claim to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional costs will be included in small print.

Q.

What length of time should be accounted for conveyancing to sell a house generally take, in your opinion?

A.

Generally speaking, the number of weeks required to buy or sell a house will vary. This is based on a range of concerns. These could include matters where a property has a mortgage. Nationally, the average is up to twelve weeks, we however take a more proactive attitude, pushing a transaction to complete within 8 weeks if possible.

Q.

Is your solicitor team experienced enough to act quickly on residential property auction conveyancing in Polegate?

A.

Our firm do frequently do the legal work for sellers at auction. Conveyancers often suggest bidders to formally instruct the lawyer before the property auction to allow sufficient time for a thorough review.

Thereafter, following the actual auction you are the lawyer is prepared for complete the conveyancing within 4 weeks as usually required by the standard auction conditions.

Q.

What can a Polegate property solicitor do when the house I am intending to buy is in a registered conservation area and has inappropriate cladding added?

Wealden council Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search conducted by a property lawyer during the conveyancing process should check if the property is inside a conservation area and any evidence of permission for modifications will be required.Should no local authority consents can be provided your solicitor will inform you of the alternatives like taking out an indemnity insurance policy or seeking retrospective consent from the planning authority.

Q.

Are there companies who remediate contaminated topsoil in Polegate?

A.

Some degree of remediation is often feasible. For more detail, contact Winter C B & Sons Ltd, Common Lane, Selmeston, Polegate, BN26 6SX.

Q.

Will the title report compiled by the Polegate conveyancing solicitor report back on the relevant rates of council tax for a Band A property prior to exchange?

A.

The lawyer will contact the council to discover the currently applicable council tax charges which will then be set out in the title report. The latest council tax rates for properties in Polegate are detailed online at the Wealden local authority site. At the time of writing, 29 January 2013, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,088.00
  • Band B - £1,270.00
  • Band C - £1,451.00
  • Band D - £1,632.00
  • Band E - £1,995.00
  • Band F - £2,358.00
  • Band G - £2,721.00
  • Band H - £3,265.00

Q.

My agent has offered the conveyancing. Will it be easier to instruct this solicitor?

A.

It is common for estate agents to endorse a conveyancing firm. Such referrals need to be considered carefully, as some agents may 'recommend' the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best value for you.

Q.

What makes the sale conveyancing process to take months to complete? Should we be worried?

A.

The conveyancing process could be delayed. We appreciate how disruptive they may be and endeavour to curtail their consequences whenever possible by driving the transaction forward.

 
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