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Conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

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.

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How do we get fixed rate conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells?

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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.

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

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

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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?

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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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Skipton Building Society is our mortgage lender - what do I need to consider?

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Some lenders are now limiting the firms who can act for them, which may result in increased conveyancing costs for purchasers. Homeward Legal can act on behalf of the majority of UK mortgage lenders to keep legal costs to a minimum.

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I am intending to buy a residence in Kennington. Will a chancel search be appropriate?

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Whether you are buying a house in Tunbridge Wells or elsewhere in the county, the lawyer is likely to recommend that a chancel search is ordered. In older areas of Tunbridge Wells, chancel repair can be imposed on new owners of a house where church councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.

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What can we do to get out of paying out for stamp duty?

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Homeward Legal do not recommend any form of stamp duty scheme, as such schemes are often uneconomical and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.

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Which Tunbridge Wells lenders do you work with?

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Of lenders with local offices around Tunbridge Wells, we with the bulk of them. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Coutts & Co, Wellington Gate/7-9 Church Rd, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1HT, Just Mortgages Ltd, 66 London Rd, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 0PR, and Mother Goose, 144 London Rd, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 0PJ. The lawyer handling the work for your Tunbridge Wells purchase or sale should be able to confirm additional costs or hurdles associated with your chosen lender.

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What factors can contaminate land in Tunbridge Wells. Are these thoroughly investigated?

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Several contaminants caused by factors caused by man and by nature may lessen the value of residential property in Tunbridge Wells, and an environmental search will confirm that a specific property may be affected by local contaminants including existing and proposed overhead electricity cables or proximity to landfill sites. Land/ Premises At, Bells Yew Green Road, Kent, TN3 9BQ is one such potential cause of contamination in Tunbridge Wells.

 
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