By Frances Traynor
19th April 2018
"Teamwork is the key to an easy home move."
If you are selling, buying or remortgaging a house or flat in Sandgate, you will have to instruct a solicitor to carry out the legal work .
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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.
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 quoteQ.
The routine conveyancing procedure will be to obtain these searches - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search, Environment Search and Coal Mining, and possibly less common searches for example Planning and local information.Q.
On paper there are no arguments why you shouldn't embark on the bulk of the conveyancing yourself. In reality however, a property solicitor carries out a huge number of actions e.g. interpreting protocol forms or interpreting the lease which are better done by someone with training.
Regardless of the Sandgate parish in which you are buying, the property lawyer may suggest that a chancel search is ordered. Through some Parochial Church Councils have exercised their right to exact chancel repairs on the current owners of land subject to chancel liability, there is no guarantee that a parish which has not imposed liability will not automatically be the case for future owners. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.Q.
In Sandgate, some owners can be required to cover the cost of repairs to nearby church land. Parochial Church Councils in Sandgate must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. Sandgate church lands where chancel liability may apply include St Paul.Q.
We advise that Sandgate property purchasers book a home surveyor to undertake a survey. It is a fact that there are a wide range of issues which can negatively affect a property. These include cracks in walls.Q.
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.
Environmental searches carried out by your property solicitor in Sandgate will also include a more thorough flood search if the risk is deemed significant.
If you are still nervous why not make enquiries with a neighbour of the property.