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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: 23/04/17

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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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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Solicitors in Shoreham By Sea apply for standard property when acting for a property buyer, what particular searches?

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If buying and getting a mortgage, your lender insist that a solicitor to get at least the following for properties in Shoreham By Sea: Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search and perhaps less common searches e.g. a Planning Search.

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In regards to the surface water flooding in West Sussex we are worried that environmental searches aren't sufficient?

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Food risk searches applied for by your solicitor in Shoreham By Sea will include a far more informative search (Landmark) if it is felt necessary.

It is not uncommon for buyers to converse with a next door neighbour for extra local history.

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Do I need a property surveyor to examine this home purchase?

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Homeward Legal advise that the majority of purchasers in Shoreham By Sea arrange a building survey. There can be many defects that can affect a property, that a solicitor will be unable to address, which include flat roof leaks.

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I am intending to purchase a medieval barn conversion in the parish of Selham. Are we advised to get a chancel search?

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A solicitor may suggest that a chancel search be ordered, irrespective of the parish in which the home being purchased is found. In older areas of Shoreham By Sea, chancel repair dues can be collected on the owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils may have not done so in the past. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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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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