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Conveyancing in Portslade Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/07/17

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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Which property will the Portslade property solicitor do when carrying out the conveyancing for a Portslade home?

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The conventional conveyancing procedure is to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW), Environmental and Gypsum Mining and occasionally less common searches for instance Chancel.

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How will my Portslade property solicitor report on the risk of flooding in the Portslade area on a Victorian property we are buying?

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The conveyancing solicitor will carry out standard protocol environmental searches, which include Portslade flood risk area data information. A significantly more search (e.g. Landmark) may be suggested by your property lawyer in Portslade, if in the event that the enviro. search indicate a flood risk. At the time of writing (23/02/13) indications at the Environment Agency do not reveal any active flood warnings in Portslade.

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I have requested a quote from you. Might there be any additional fees?

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We do not hide any additional charges. Some firms only provide estimates disguised as quotes. The bill you receive on completion can be much greater.

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How can I find out more information on the upkeep of conservation areas in Portslade and Portslade?

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English Heritage, a government body, keep a list on the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas along with the risk of getting worse. Local Portslade conservation area issues, for example the historic layout of roads, coloured road surfaces or traffic signs are police by Brighton and Hove.

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We are buying on a brownfield site. Is the soil likely to be contaminated by waste minerals like nickel?

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Most top-soils in Portslade have some degree of contamination, from industry, agriculture and the natural environment . Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including water contaminants such as household chemicals and chlorinated solvents.

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Which local authority is responsible for Portslade?

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Portslade is located in Brighton & Hove City Council, King's House, Grand Avenue, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2LS, Tel: 01273 290 000

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Why does purchase conveyancing be so drawn out?

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The Portslade conveyancing process may experience many unexpected delays for many reasons. Sometimes, the delays are out of a solicitor's control. We seek to minimise the cost of these delays wherever it is feasible.

 
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