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Conveyancing in Rye Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

Rye information:

The nearest station to Rye is Rye. The nearest airport to Rye is Lydd Airport (9 miles).

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Rye attractions

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Lamb House National Trust , Rye Windmill and Camber Castle English Heritage are near to Rye.

The nearest hospital to Rye is West View Tenterden.

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I am looking for the cheapest conveyancing quote. Will we get a quote or and estimate?

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Many online and high street firms promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However additional fees may inflate the final bill. A quote for conveyancing in Rye ought to list any disbursements.

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There are a lot of books about conveyancing as a buyer of a house , Is it an unrealistic idea to enact the conveyancing myself on my own?

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It is possible to conduct your own conveyancing on your own.

In reality however, a conveyancer typically handles a long list of actions e.g. liaising with the insolvency office for k15 entries and the Land Registry formalities some of which really need training.

Furthermore legal firms are obliged to carry relevant indemnity cover to shield you from any negligence.

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Flood searches are determined from archived information and given recent flooding for instance the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since on record, are they comfort enough to identify sufficient information about the local Rye flood risk?

Flood searches carried out by your lawyer in Rye should include a far more informative search (Landmark) if the risk warrants it.

If you are still concerned it may be worth trying to contact a close neighbour or local East Sussex flood damage expert such as: Citadel Restoration Ltd, Chandlers Reach/Military Rd, Rye, TN31 7NY Tel: 01797 226903.

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Which local authority is responsible for Rye?

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Rye is located in Rother District Council, Town Hall, Bexhill- on- Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3JX, contact: 01424 787 878

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We are planning to buy a new build property, is it that significant that conveyancing searches are performed?

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Conveyancing searches are a commonly-used pack of enquiries performed in the interest of the purchaser, such as a coal mining search. Searches are not property surveys and are unable to address physical defects.

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Is it recommended that we get a chancel search? We are buying a Rye property close by a glebe.

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Owners of property proximate to older church buildings are expected to cover the cost of repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. Some names or words such as 'abbey' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply. Church properties in Rye include St Mary.

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Has soil in Rye been contaminated by caesium (Cs)?

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Rye industry and natural causes can cause topsoil contamination. Other sources of contaminated land include asbestos and groundwater contamination.

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When in the conveyancing process is it appropriate to instruct a conveyancer in Rye?

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Simply, earlier is preferable. The legal work can then start very early in the process. Promptly instructing a solicitor for a purchase can mean that you will the details of your Rye solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process.

 
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