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Conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 03/12/16

The closest train station to Tunbridge Wells is Tunbridge Wells, around 1 mile away. The closest airport to Tunbridge Wells is London Biggin Hill Airport (17 miles). Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 19 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 19 miles, Rochester Airport is 19 miles and away.

Homeopathic Tunbridge Wells is the most convenient hospital for Tunbridge Wells.

Q.

How do we get fixed rate conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells?

A.

The confusion over this topic affects many buyers who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process, and many solicitors claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra costs will be included in small print. Any charges ought to be clearly defined. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

Q.

Has tungsten (W) ever contaminated land in Tunbridge Wells?

A.

Soil contamination is carefully monitored. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Tunbridge Wells, including local authorities.

Q.

What do conveyancing searches apply to?

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Searches are questions requested by the purchaser's property lawyer with local and national organisations, which may include an environmental search. These searches provide much needed information, however they only deal with the legal condition of the property's title.

Q.

Flood searches are computed from archived information and when you factor in recent climactic events such as the worrying amount of flooding in the UK in April 2012, are they the ideal way to advise us sufficient information about the evolving Tunbridge Wells area flood risk?

A competent conveyancing solicitor in Tunbridge Wells should carry out in depth property environmental searches if the environmental searches identifies a significant risk the local Tunbridge Wells flood risk

It is not uncommon for buyers to also converse with a neighbour for some additional confidence if you are still worried or local Kent flood repair builder - like G D Surveyors Ltd, 47 William Street, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9RP Tel: 01892 538700.

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Should we choose a property lawyer referred by our estate agent in Hazel Grove?

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If you instruct a firm referred this way, you the agent is able to exert pressure on your behalf. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, an agent may choose the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.

Q.

What is the council tax on a Fifties terraced Band D property in Tunbridge Wells?

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You will be given detail on your homes band with the report on title. The latest council tax charges for homes in Tunbridge Wells are set out in detail at the Tunbridge Wells local authority website. At the time of authoring on 09 November 2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £961.00
  • Band B - £1,121.00
  • Band C - £1,281.00
  • Band D - £1,441.00
  • Band E - £1,761.00
  • Band F - £2,081.00
  • Band G - £2,401.00
  • Band H - £2,882.00

Q.

Is an online ID fee a fee or a disbursement?

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Disbursements and fees should be clearly stated on the quote for your conveyancing, without any hidden charges in the 'small print'. This cost is a fee not a disbursement. It should be included in your quote.

Q.

What will a Tunbridge Wells conveyancing lawyer recommend if the house we are intending to buy is in a conservation are in Tunbridge Wells council which appears to have unsuitable doors installed?

A.

Local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) carried out by the solicitor will find out whether the property is within a conservation area and any evidence of authorisation for modifications will be supplied.

 
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