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Conveyancing in Seaford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 05/12/16

Local information:

Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport is 18 miles from Seaford. Seaford's closest train station is Seaford Sussex at 1 mile s.

The nearest hospital is Eastbourne District General.

Q.

Please confirm the cheapest fee for a £383,000 residence? We are looking for affordable conveyancing in Seaford.

A.

This topic catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many conveyancers offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional costs may inflate your final invoice. Additional costs listed in terms of engagement should be reasonable and clear. A quote must also state any disbursements.Our online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.

Q.

Does the property report prepared by the conveyancing solicitor in Seaford advise me on the rates of the council tax on an apartment prior to completing on the purchase?

A.

The conveyancer will consult with the council to reveal the latest council tax band and rates, which will subsequently be set out in the conveyancer's title report.

The latest council tax rates for Seaford are set out in detail online at the Lewes local authority site. As of 14 August 2012 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,097.00
  • Band B - £1,279.00
  • Band C - £1,462.00
  • Band D - £1,645.00
  • Band E - £2,010.00
  • Band F - £2,376.00
  • Band G - £2,741.00
  • Band H - £3,290.00

Q.

What sort of scrutiny concerning the risk and history of a flood in the East Sussex area will a conveyancing solicitor in Seaford report back on?

A.

An important step in the conveyancing protocol involves a solicitor applying for conveyancing and environmental searches that set out some details regarding Seaford flood risk area data.

Q.

Apparently, uranium (U) soil contamination may be an issue in Seaford. Can you advise?

A.

Most soils in Seaford have some degree of contamination, from industrial or agricultural. Metal contamination of soil in Seaford is more likely to occur near landfill sites. Data on other contaminants, like water contaminants such as phenols and ammonia, will also be included in an environmental search.

Q.

What amount of time does conveyancing usually require? The property is also local.

A.

The amount of time required to transfer a house can vary. This is affected by a handful of considerations. These could include situations where another party does not quickly respond an enquiry. We ensure every purchase is undertaken as quickly as possible.

Q.

The owner appears to have fitted unsympathetic windows to the maisonette in Seaford which we think might possibly infringe on conservation area rules

A.

Your instructed conveyancing solicitor to determine whether the property is located within a conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have appropriate consent from the local council.

Q.

Why does purchase conveyancing work take such a long time?

A.

The conveyancing process will occasionally be exposed to significant delays. We know how distracting such delays can be and strive to reduce the effect of these delays whenever feasible. Common delays can include issues elsewhere in a chain.

Q.

Which factors can affect land in Seaford. Are these comprehensively investigated?

A.

Several contaminants caused by factors caused by man and by nature may spoil Seaford property, like petroleum and fuel sites. An environmental search will give more detail.

 
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