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A transfer of equity occurs when a property owner wishes to change the legal ownership of the property. Reasons include marriage, divorce and tax planning.

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Conveyancing in Sandwich Q & A's

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Updated: 03/12/16

Noted Sandwich interest

White Mill Kent Windmill, Sandwich St Peter Churches Conservation Trust and Sandwich St Mary Churches Conservation Trust are in Sandwich.

Manston, Kent International Airport is 5 miles from Sandwich. Sandwich train station is almost 1 mile from Sandwich.

The closest hospital to Sandwich is Victoria Dover.

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How do I get the best rates for conveyancing for a £92k property?

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This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many law firms offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing', however additional fees may pad your solicitor's invoice. Your conveyancing quote should, in addition, define any disbursements.Based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.

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As a consequence of the Met Office warning of more intense rainfall, I am wondering whether environmental searches may not be detailed enough?

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Conveyancing and environmental searches carried out by a Sandwich conveyancer will include the far more detailed search (Landmark) if the risk is deemed significant.

If you are still nervous consider contacting a future neighbour.

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Can titanium (Ti) contaminate Sandwich soil?

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The risks posed by soil contamination to Sandwich inhabitants are usually low. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including groundwater contamination and organohalides.

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If you are buying a flat conversion on the same road as an ecclesiastical parish in Sandwich, is it advisable that I get a chancel search?

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Some owners in Sandwich can be required to fund upkeep of a local church. A chancel search checks that such a liability exists. The solicitor performing your conveyancing will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Ecclesiastical properties in this area include St Clement and The Carpenter's Arms.

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I have read about handling the legal work as a buyer of a maisonette. Would it be reasonable to take care of all of the legal work without any help?

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Should you want to try, you can conceivably look after the bulk of the legal and technical work without a qualified lawyer in Sandwich .

The truth is however that a conveyancing solicitor is familiar with a huge number of roles from including liaising with the insolvency office for k15 entries and apportioning service charges many of which are better done by someone with a qualified professional. Even more importantly amateur lawyers do not have appropriate indemnity insurance which all solicitors firms are made responsible to be covered by.

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Do your solicitors a lot of experience at the conveyancing of auction properties in Sandwich?

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Our residential property lawyers commonly do the legal conveyancing buyers and sellers at auction. Solicitors invariably inform auction buyers to decide on a SRA regulated conveyancing solicitor well before the actual auction to allow enough time for a detailed report of the auction legal papers. Thereafter, following the auction day itself, the conveyancing solicitor will need to be prepared for quickly carry out the purchase legal work in less than 4 weeks as required by the terms and conditions of sale.

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Which elements assist with aiming for fast legal work?

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Many buyers will, correctly, argue that a fast conveyancing transaction is crucial to is to use a proactive, diligent conveyancing solicitor. There are, in addition, numerous tasks you as the buyer could do to speed up the process, such as, contacting your conveyancing solicitor regularly, quickly answering your conveyancing solicitor's questions and arranging your mortgage offer.

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What can a Sandwich conveyancing solicitor do if the flat we hope to purchase is situated in a conservation area and has unapproved windows fitted?

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Your solicitor should confirm if the property is located within a designated conservation area, and if so whether any modifications have the necessary consents from the Dover authority. In the absence of any consents the solicitor will recommend the alternatives which include obtaining from Dover local authority or an indemnity policy.

 
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