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Conveyancing in Steyning Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

Steyning's nearest airport is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport (4 miles). Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 21 mile and Shoreham Airport is 5 miles away. The nearest train station to Steyning is Lancing.

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Local points of interest in Steyning

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High Salvington Sussex Windmill, Bramber Castle English Heritage and Museum of D - Day Aviation Aviation Museum are situated in Steyning.

The neighbouring hospital for Steyning is Southlands Shoreham.

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How can we ensure our cheap quote is fixed? We need a discount conveyancing quote in Steyning.

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Various firms advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Unfortunately extra charges will be included in the terms that unknowing home owners have not reviewed Any additional costs should be fair.

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We are shortly going to be finally moving from our period house in Steyning to a bigger property in Southwick what is the best point to book a removals firm?

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Your solicitor would will advise that sellers put off arranging removals until after exchange of contracts as beforehand generally an actual home moving date wont have been agreed. Local firms include Lomer G A & Son Ltd, 17 Kings Stone Avenue, Steyning, BN44 3FJ on 01273 491249.

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What can a Steyning property solicitor do when the maisonette we are intending to buy is within a local authority conservation area and has unlawful windows installed?

A lawyer will make enquiries to verify if the property is located within a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have the required consents.

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How much does our conveyancing searches on average cost?

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With a Homeward Legal solicitor, clients are charged at most £249 for conveyancing searches. Searches are paid to a third party, and are charged at cost.

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Does our Steyning property lawyer tell me about the cost of the council tax on a Band G building before exchanging contracts?

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A lawyer will contact the Adur local council to enquire about the correct council tax band and rates, which will be included in the conveyancer's title report.

The correct charges for homes in Steyning are tabled online at the Adur council site. As of 27 January 2013 rates for all bands 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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I am planning to buy a new build property, is it usually recommended that searches are performed?

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Searches are a standardised set of enquiries raised by the buyer's property solicitor. They are unrelated to a building survey and will not advise on the structure of the property.

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We are buying a property with Chelsea Building Society - what do I need to consider?

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In some cases, lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel', resulting in greater legal costs for buyers if the lender insists upon their own chosen solicitor . Homeward Legal can act on behalf of many mortgage lenders.

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How do I check that a property is in a designated conservation area?

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With over 8,000 such areas listed in England, the areas near or within Steyning will include a number of conservation areas. The local council will be able to provide more details about local conservation areas, and the conveyancing lawyer handling your purchase will confirm potential liability for unauthorised works.

 
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