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Conveyancing in Southwick Q & A's

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Updated: 15/10/17

Things to do in Southwick

Hove Windmill, Museum of D - Day Aviation Aviation Museum and Hove St Andrew Churches Conservation Trust are around Southwick.

The closest train station to Southwick is Southwick, approximately a mile away. The closest airport to Southwick is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport. Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 23 miles and Shoreham Airport is 3 miles away.

The closest hospital to Southwick is Southlands Shoreham.

Q.

We are looking for a low cost conveyancing quote in Southwick. What do I need to check for?

A.

The confusion over this issue catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors promote supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing'. However extra charges will be included in small print, left unread by preoccupied buyers Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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In what ways can the property solicitor in Southwick report on the risk and history of flooding to properties in Southwick?

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The conveyancing solicitor will carry out standard environmental searches, which include Southwick area flood risk data. A more specialist flood risk search (most likely a Landmark Database search) may be proposed by a qualified Southwick conveyancing solicitor if the results of the initial searches show flood risk to the property.

Q.

The home being purchased is on a ex-industrial site. Apparently copper top-soil contamination may be an issue.

A.

Given the region's industrial and agricultural history in parts of Southwick, soil contamination is impossible to completely avoid. Also considering issues such as fertilisers and water contaminants such as pesticides, contaminants affecting Southwick property will be factored into an environmental search.

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With a house ready to buy, and no chain, how do we aim for fast conveyancing?

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Contacting a proactive conveyancer is key fast Southwick conveyancing. That said, there are a range of tasks you as the purchaser could do. These include:

  • requesting regular updates from your conveyancer and keep the pressure on
  • quickly completing and return any forms
  • organising your finances

Q.

What is the council tax on a period detached dwelling in Southwick?

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As a rule the conveyancer's title report should give the relevant Sunderland council tax band. The latest tax rates for properties in Southwick are tabled at the Sunderland local authority site. Currently on 05 December 2012 the rates are:

  • Band A - £896.00
  • Band B - £1,045.00
  • Band C - £1,194.00
  • Band D - £1,343.00
  • Band E - £1,642.00
  • Band F - £1,941.00
  • Band G - £2,239.00
  • Band H - £2,687.00

Q.

Do Homeward Legal a lot of experience at the conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Southwick?

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Our residential property lawyers often get instructed by buyers and sellers at auction. We invariably suggest auction buyers to select the conveyancing firm in advance of the auction to allow for a full investigation of the sellers legal pack. Thereafter, following the actual auction, a lawyer should be focused on finalise all of the legal work in 28 days after exchange as required by the terms of sale.

Q.

I have got a quote from you. Are there any hidden costs?

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No. We never hide any additional costs under any circumstances. You should be aware that some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote. The bill you receive on completion can be much greater.

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Do I need a chancel liability search? I am purchasing a residence in Southwick.

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Where land in Southwick was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to cover the cost of repairs to a medieval church. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. Southwick ecclesiastical properties where a chancel search may be necessary include Holy Trinity, St Columba, St James and St Mary the Virgin.