By Frances Traynor
20th April 2017
"The team you can trust during your move."
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a property in Southwick, you will need a property lawyer to complete the legal side of things .
Homeward Legal's property lawyers have years of experience of conveyancing in Southwick and across West Sussex and our highly proactive approach often means we complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Solicitors who handle all the legal work for your move for a fixed cost.
You will not be charged any conveyancing fees, if your Tyne and Wear house move does not complete.
Using their local conveyancing expertise, our CQS solicitors will guide you along every step of the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
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.
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.Q.
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.Q.
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.
Numerous of contaminants can quickly spoil property, and an environmental search will confirm if a particular property may be impacted by contaminants in the area including hazardous substances in the ground.Q.
The legal work required to buy or sell property could be lengthy even in the best of circumstances. Sometimes, the causes are out of a lawyer's control, we, however, seek to minimise the consequences of these delays where it is possible to do so. Common delays include a slow firm acting for the lender.Q.
Stamp duty usually must be paid for home purchases valued at over 125,000 pounds. We strongly advise against any form of stamp duty mitigation. These schemes are often uneconomical and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself. There have been a number of legitimate initiatives, however, such as higher thresholds for first-time buyers.Q.
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:
Agent recommendations are a common route for buyers to find a solicitor. Such referrals should be compared against alternatives, as the agent may prefer to suggest whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the best solicitor for your needs.