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Conveyancing in Ramsgate Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 29/04/17

Local travel information:

The nearest train station to Ramsgate is Dumpton Park, around a mile away. The nearest airport to Ramsgate is Manston, Kent International Airport (3 miles).

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Ramsgate area info

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North Foreland Lighthouse, RAF Manston History Museum Aviation Museum and Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Building Aviation Museum are close at hand to Ramsgate.

The neighbouring hospital for Ramsgate is Margate, Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother.

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How do we find a discount conveyancing estimate in Ramsgate?

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Both high-street and online solicitors claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. Additional fees which are listed in terms of engagement ought to be reasonable and clear. A quote ought to list any disbursements to be paid.

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Regarding the fact that last year was second wettest year since on record we are thinking that flood searches aren't sufficient?

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Environmental searches handled by the Ramsgate conveyancer should include a more informative search (Landmark) if it is felt necessary.

If you are still nervous it may be worth trying to visit a next door neighbour.

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If I plan to purchase in the parish of St Margaret at Cliffe, are we advised to get a chancel search?

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The solicitor responsible for your move is likely to recommend that a chancel search be taken out. Chancel repair may be apportioned on current owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils

may have spared previous owners or tenants, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.

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What type of local checks in relation to the uncertain risk of floods at Kent will the Ramsgate property solicitor be able to conduct?

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A property lawyer applies for standard formal conveyancing and environmental searches, which include Ramsgate area flood risk information.

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In the next month we are looking to move out of our period building near Ramsgate to a new building in Queenborough . What is the optimum stage to select a home removal company?

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Homeward Legals advice is to avoid instructing removals until such time as you have decided a formal completion date that occurs after contracts are signed. Try Mr Move It, 14 Ashburnham Rd, Ramsgate, CT11 0BJ Phone: 07935 772425 or Milne & Sons, 52 Gwyn Rd, Ramsgate, CT12 6BD Tel: 01843 595372.

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Would acquiring a home buyers survey be required when buying a house?

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It is strongly advised that all purchasers arrange a property survey if you are intending to buy in Ramsgate. Buyers should be aware that there are many issues that can affect a property, for example cracks in walls or subsidence.

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What environmental concerns will contaminate land in Ramsgate?

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Residential property in Ramsgate may have been contaminated by numerous naturally-occurring factors. Contaminants like a proximate telecommunications base station will be reported on in environmental search results.

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Is there something we can do to avoid paying for SDLT rates?

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SDLT must be paid on purchases sold for more than £125,000. Stamp duty scheme should be treated with extreme caution, as such schemes are expensive and can be very unlikely to succeed.

 
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