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Conveyancing in Sevenoaks Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 27/11/16

Local travel information:

Commuters are well served with Sevenoaks having very convenient road access nearby at less than 3 miles off the M26.

The nearest airport to Sevenoaks is London Biggin Hill Airport. London City Airport is 18 miles, London Heliport Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 17 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 18 miles, Rochester Airport is 15 miles and away and Sevenoaks's closest train station is Sevenoaks.

Sevenoaks is the neighbouring hospital for Sevenoaks.

Q.

I need the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Sevenoaks. What do I need to check for?

A.

The confusion over this topic catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many law firms promote supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However additional charges can inflate the final invoice. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid ought to be defined on a Sevenoaks conveyancing quote Any fees should be fair. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

What will the council tax cost for a new build Band H apartment in Sevenoaks?

A.

Your council tax band will usually be detailed in the title report along with the governing local authority. The latest council tax charges for Sevenoaks are tabled online at the Sevenoaks council website. Currently on 23 September 2012 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,002.00
  • Band B - £1,169.00
  • Band C - £1,336.00
  • Band D - £1,503.00
  • Band E - £1,837.00
  • Band F - £2,171.00
  • Band G - £2,505.00
  • Band H - £3,006.00

Q.

If my family are buying in Sevenoaks, is it important to get a search for chancel liability?

A.

Owners of property in a neighbourhood near a medieval church must pay for repairs, where chancel repair liability exists. A number of sources are used to identify liability, including county histories. Ecclesiastical properties in Sevenoaks include St John the Baptist, St Nicholas and The Parish Church Of St Luke.

Q.

How many weeks will we account for the conveyancing process often require?

A.

Generally speaking, the time needed to transact a home may vary, with reference to a broad set of legal considerations. These could include cases where a property has a mortgage. Nationwide, the average is around ten weeks, whereas Homeward Legal drive the process forwards, completing within eight weeks.

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What should we do regarding arsenic (As) soil contamination in Sevenoaks?

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Though the dangers are usually minor, contaminated land areas are labelled as such if the danger to the environment is judged to be too great. Data on many contaminants, such as chlorine and water contaminants such as detergents, will be included in an environmental search.

Q.

If we are purchasing in the parish of Old Romney, should we get a chancel search?

A.

Regardless of the Sevenoaks parish you are purchasing in, the solicitor could advise that a chancel search is ordered. Chancel repair dues can be collected on current owners of a residence where church councils have previously chosen not to do so. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

Q.

What will the Sevenoaks property solicitor do when the flat I hope to purchase is in a conservation area and has out of place doors installed?

A.

Your instructed lawyer should verify whether the property is located within a conservation area and whether any alterations have required consent.

Q.

Are some of the protected Sevenoaks conservation areas are in a vulnerable state?

A.

The inventory of the condition of conservation areas is reported by English Heritage ( a non departmental government body), and the following details are currently available at English Heritage - Edenbridge is listed as poor with medium vulnerability and deteriorating, Riverhead is listed as very bad with medium vulnerability and deteriorating, Seal is listed as poor with medium vulnerability and deteriorating, Sevenoaks High Street is listed as very bad with medium vulnerability and deteriorating, The Vine with Sevenoaks is listed as fair with medium vulnerability and deteriorating, Vine Court with Sevenoaks is listed as fair with medium vulnerability and deteriorating, South Darenth is listed as very bad with medium vulnerability and unknown. Telephone 01732 227334 for more information.

 
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