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Conveyancing in Sheerness Q & A's

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Updated: 22/07/17

The closest airport to Sheerness is London, Southend Airport (9 miles). London Airport is 10 miles and Rochester Airport is 13 miles away. Sheerness's nearest train station is Sheerness On Sea.

Sheppey Community Sheerness is the neighbouring hospital to Sheerness.

Q.

How do I get a cheap solicitor for buying a auction house?

A.

Various solicitors purport to offer so-called cheap conveyancing, but additional charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. These terms are often ignored by excited buyers, eager to get underway. Charges ought to be fair.

Q.

Should we get a chancel search if we are buying in Sheerness near a 12th Century church?

A.

Owners of property in an area near a church in the area are expected to pay for repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Sheerness properties is likely to exist. Your conveyancing solicitor can provide more details. Sheerness Church of England properties where a chancel search may be necessary include Holy Trinity w St Paul.

Q.

How much is the council tax on a period converted Band B home in Sheerness?

A.

You will be provide your homes band in the conveyancing report on title. The latest council tax charges for properties in Sheerness are detailed online at the Swale council website. At the time of writing on 23 January 2013 the rates are:

  • Band A - £954.00
  • Band B - £1,113.00
  • Band C - £1,272.00
  • Band D - £1,431.00
  • Band E - £1,748.00
  • Band F - £2,066.00
  • Band G - £2,384.00
  • Band H - £2,861.00

Q.

If contaminated property is found in an Sheerness environmental search, can the soil be remedied?

A.

Remediation of contaminated land is possible is some cases. For more details, contact Smaller, Thornbank/Knoll Way, Warden, Sheerness, ME12 4PA.

Q.

The web is full of a plethora of very helpful handbooks giving details on DIY conveyancing. Do I therefore need to instruct a Sheerness property lawyer ?

A.

There is absolutely no argument why a home mover cant apply this approach and conduct bulk of the legal work without a qualified Sheerness lawyer. However, a conveyancing solicitor carries out a huge number of jobs including understanding the practical side of the process and interpreting management accounts most of which require a qualified professional. Above all else amateur lawyers will not be covered by the applicable cover which all solicitors practices are made responsible to carry.

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Which individual search enquiries will a conveyancer in Sheerness do on a Sheerness property?

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The routine procedure is to obtain these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal), Environmental and Coal Mining Search and occasionally specific local Sheerness searches, which might include HS15.

Q.

I am planning on buying a flat in the middle of a conservation area in Sheerness. Where does one find details in regards to the current state of upkeep of the conservation area?

A.

Conservation areas are nominated by the local Swale planning authority, who preside over conservation area concerns from the historic layout of roads to the inhibition of neglected buildings. English Heritage have conducted a survey and created a list about the condition of conservation areas along with the risk of deterioration.

Q.

Can lithium (Li) contaminate Sheerness soil?

A.

Sheerness and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. The local authority for Sheerness will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.

 
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