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Conveyancing in Shoreham By Sea Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/10/17

Local points of interest in Shoreham By Sea

Hove Windmill, Museum of D - Day Aviation Aviation Museum and Bramber Castle English Heritage are close to Shoreham By Sea.

The closest airport to Shoreham By Sea is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport. Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 23 miles and Shoreham Airport is 1 mile away and the nearest train station to Shoreham By Sea is Shoreham By Sea, about 1 mile away.

The most convenient hospital for Shoreham By Sea is Southlands Shoreham.

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Can you confirm your cheapest fee for a £101,000 property? We need a fixed rate conveyancing estimate in Shoreham By Sea.

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Many conveyancers promote cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional costs will be included in small print that home owners often do not check. Your conveyancing quote ought to define costs to be paid to third parties, including search providers, (disbursments).Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Should the house's form for fixtures and fittings list alarm systems?

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Generally speaking, there is not a legal definition of fixtures and fittings. To avoid confusion, a list should be agreed by both sides and will confirm what will be sold with the property.

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How is contaminated land in Shoreham By Sea identified when purchasing a property?

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Several contaminants caused by natural causes and human activities may damage Shoreham By Sea property, and an environmental search should clarify to what extent a specific plot of land could be affected by contaminants including other land contamination or coal mining.

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For a fast exchange and completion to buy a £221k house, what do we need to ensure?

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It is well established that instructing a proactive and experienced conveyancing solicitor is essential to buying faster. Furthermore, there are numerous things you, as the purchaser, can also do to accelerate the legal work, including, calling or emailing the conveyancing solicitor, and chase them if you suspect any delays, answering any queries raised by your conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible and confirming your mortgage offer.

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Does our Shoreham By Sea conveyancing solicitor tell me about the amount to be paid of council tax for a Band H property prior to completion?

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Your property solicitor will write to the Adur local council to ascertain the most up to date council tax band and rates, which will be set out in the conveyancer's title report. The latest tax charges for properties in Shoreham By Sea are tabled online at the Adur council website. At the time of writing, 25 September 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,059.00
  • Band B - £1,235.00
  • Band C - £1,412.00
  • Band D - £1,588.00
  • Band E - £1,941.00
  • Band F - £2,294.00
  • Band G - £2,647.00
  • Band H - £3,176.00

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We would prefer to complete on the legal process our co-owned maisonette within 28 days, are you extra fast Shoreham By Sea conveyancing solicitors ?

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Generally Shoreham By Sea solicitors can be far too lackadaisical which adds huge amounts of concern to the property moving process. Our solicitors attempt to communicate up the property chain and have invested in new local authority and land registry integrated and technology systems to complete on your house move with minimal stress.

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We are buying a £359000. What will be calculated for SDLT?

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The Stamp Duty you must pay is based on the purchase price of the house. Stamp duty will be £10770 on a £359000 house (source: www.hmrc.gov.uk, March 2013).

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How much will my searches cost?

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Conveyancing searches ranges in cost. Additional searches your solicitor may recommend include a gypsum search.