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Conveyancing in Portslade Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/04/17

Local information:

The closest train station to Portslade is Portslade, around 1 mile away. The closest airport to Portslade is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport. Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 22 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 23 miles and Shoreham Airport is 4 miles away.

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Noted Portslade interest

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Hove Windmill, Hove St Andrew Churches Conservation Trust and Preston Park St Peter Churches Conservation Trust are easily accessible from Portslade.

The closest hospital to Portslade is Nevill Hove.

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We are trying to find discount conveyancing. because we are on a limited budget.

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This catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many solicitors promote supposedly cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately extra charges will be included in the terms of engagement. Additional charges included in your solicitor's terms ought to be reasonable. They only apply in cases where your lawyer must complete work beyond standard conveyancing for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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Will the title report compiled by the Portslade lawyer report back on the cost of the council tax on a Band D house prior to completing on the purchase?

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The solicitor will liaise with the appropriate local council to ascertain the appropriate council tax band and rates, which will then be written in the conveyancer's title report. The correct charges for properties in Portslade are set out in detail online at the local authority site.

Q.

Do you work with many lenders with Portslade offices?

Homeward Legal have worked in conjunction with most lenders approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Portslade, such as Mortgage Medics, 98 Portland Rd, Hove, BN3 5DN, Webb Financial Services, 16 Langridge Dr, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 2JB, and Mortgage World, Westerman Complex/School Rd, Hove, BN3 5HX.

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How is contaminated land in Portslade checked when purchasing?

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A broad range of contaminants caused by natural and human-influenced issues can affect Portslade property. Contaminants such as a proximate telecommunications base station and infilled land should be considered as part of the appropriate search.

Q.

In a few weeks I am shortly going to be moving out of our terraced home in Portslade to a bigger home in Avonmouth , what is the right point to instruct a home removal company?

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The best advice is to wait before making arrangements with a removal company until such time as all parties have settled an absolute home moving date which happens once contracts are signed.

Try Mills Removals, 20 Fairfield Gardens, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 2BH Telephone: 01273 417385 or Mills Removals, 20 Fairfield Gdns, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 2BH on 01273 417385.

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Would acquiring a home buyers survey be necessary when purchasing residential property?

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It is strongly recommended that all purchasers book a survey. A range concerns have a negative impact on a property, including cavity wall tie failure, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

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My mortgage lender will be New Life Mortgages - what do I need to know?

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Traditionally, solicitors could carry out mortgage-related work for most lenders. Some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. Homeward Legal will act on behalf of most lenders.

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Is a Local Authority search a fee or a disbursement?

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Unfortunately, some firms may attempt to pass off extra costs as necessary disbursements. It is not always clear whether a cost is a disbursement or not, and whether it should be included. This charge is a disbursement not a fee, meaning the solicitor passes on the charge at cost.

 
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