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Conveyancing in Sandgate Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Local key data:

Sandgate is roughly a mile and a half of the M20 junction entry 12 Westbound.

Folkestone West station is about a mile from Sandgate. Sandgate's nearest airport is Lydd Airport. Manston Airport is 22 miles and away.

The nearest hospital for Sandgate is Hythe, St Saviour's.

Q.

I need the cheapest conveyancing solicitors. What do we need to consider?

A.

Several solicitors advertise theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing', but additional charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms. Extra fees included in terms and conditions ought to be reasonable and clear. Any disbursements to be paid should be included on the quote

Q.

Might the legal fees include any extra costs?

A.

No. Homeward Legal do not charge any additional costs to buy or sell a property.

Q.

What can a Sandgate conveyancing solicitor do if the home we are buying is in a conservation area and has an un-consented doors installed?

A.

Your instructed solicitor will make enquiries to confirm whether your new home is within a conservation area and whether any modifications have the requisite consent.

Q.

Will my Sandgate conveyancing solicitor in form me about the cost of the council tax on a Band C house prior to exchanging contracts?

A.

The conveyancer will write to the relevant Shepway local authority to ascertain the current council tax charges which will subsequently be detailed in the title report. The correct rates for homes in Sandgate are set out in detail on the Shepway local authority website. At the time of writing, 16 November 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,025.00
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  • Band B - £1,196.00
  • Band C - £1,367.00
  • Band D - £1,538.00
  • Band E - £1,879.00
  • Band F - £2,221.00
  • Band G - £2,563.00
  • Band H - £3,075.00

Q.

Which Sandgate lenders do you work with?

A.

Of lenders with local offices in Sandgate, we in conjunction with most. Sandgate lenders and mortgage specialists include Mortgage Maze, 23 Pelham Gdns, Folkestone, CT20 2LE, Stonebridge Mortgage Services Ltd, 5 Hopgarden Oast/Oast Court, Yalding, Maidstone, ME18 6JX, and Charles Mac, Rose Cottage/Bilsington Rd, Ruckinge, Ashford, TN26 2PD. The property lawyer handling your case should be able to state specific lenders' requirements.

Q.

We want to complete on the sale of our refurbished leasehold flat in under 30 days, are you very fast Sandgate solicitors ?

A.

Regularly property conveyancing lawyers can be too lackadaisical which can cause huge amounts of pressure to the home conveyancing process. We always work with expert panel of solicitors which are highly proactive and endeavour to proactively communicate by phone and email to the whole buyer and seller property chain . Furthermore , our lawyers are picked because they all use the latest practice management software and IT systems meaning they can exchange on your home move fast.

Q.

Is top-soil in Sandgate contaminated by barium?

A.

With the history of industry in parts of Sandgate, topsoil contamination is difficult to avoid. The local authority for Sandgate will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.

Q.

For fast conveyancing to buy a £ 634,000 house, what can we do to speed up the process?

A.

Experienced buyers will tell you that faster conveyancing is crucial to is to use a proactive, diligent lawyer. There are various jobs you as the purchaser could do to get moving sooner, such as, requesting regular updates from your lawyer and keep the pressure on, responding to your lawyer by phone, fax or email wherever possible and organising your finances, including arranging a mortgage.

 
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