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Conveyancing in Polegate Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

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.

Might it be insensible to carry out the legal conveyancing process ourselves.

A.

There are no reasons why a home buyer shouldn't do the legal process without the help of conveyancing solicitor in Polegate. That said, a conveyancing solicitor handles a large number of jobs such as approving completion statements and assembling correct warranties which are better done by someone with a qualified professional. Critically DIY lawyers will not have suitable insurance which all legal firms are legally obligated to have.

Q.

Myself and my partner are interested in purchasing in Polegate, and would like to check if there are many areas of conservation.

A.

The areas located near Polegate will include several areas of special architectural or historic interest recorded as conservation areas. You may wish to contact the local authority for further information, but your conveyancing lawyer will investigate this in detail during the property transaction.

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
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  • 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.

For a fast conveyancing process to buy a £226,000 property, what should we aim for to accelerate our transaction?

A.

As is often argued, moving faster is key to instruct a communicative lawyer. When finding a lawyer, consider these questions: Do they order searches immediately? Do they offer 'instant' online quotes? Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact

Q.

Sudden circumstances dictate that we must to make haste and complete on the selling of our refurbished freehold flat as soon as possible, do Homeward Legal have any especially fast Polegate conveyancers ?

A.

Generally property solicitors companies are listless bringing huge amounts of annoyance to the house legal process.

Our property lawyers method is to use modern document production systems .

Critically we provide you with a lawyer prepared to communicate with all parties in the buyer and seller chain .

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?

A.

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.

Where do I go about ascertain if the conservation area is in a poor state?

A.

Conservation areas in Polegate are designated by the local authority (Wealden) who govern conservation area concerns from including things like traffic signs, addition of unsympathetic windows and street furniture. English Heritage, a government body, administer information of the condition of conservation areas as well as the vulnerability of the area.

 
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