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Conveyancing in Wadhurst Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/07/17

Wadhurst's closest train station is Wadhurst at 1 mile s. Wadhurst's nearest airport is Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport. Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Rochester Airport is 22 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 23 miles away.

Nuffield Tunbridge Wells is the nearest hospital.

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How do we identify a genuinely cheap fee? I need to find low cost conveyancing.

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Many homeowners seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates, and many solicitors promote 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional charges are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. These terms are often ignored by excited homeowners, eager to get underway. Your conveyancing quote ought to define any disbursements. Additional fees should be clearly defined.

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How much will conveyancing searches cost?

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With Homeward Legal, Wadhurst clients are expected to pay no more than £249 for a standard bundle of searches. These searches are charged at cost.

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Can you confirm which Wadhurst lenders your solicitors work with. Which panels are you on?

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We are able to work with all the major lenders financing Wadhurst homebuyers. Wadhurst lenders and mortgage specialists include Finance Planning Ltd, 87 High St, Uckfield, TN22 1RJ, Whitecity Finance Ltd, Riverside Business Centre/River Lawn Rd, Tonbridge, TN9 1EP, and Personal Touch Kent, Streamlands/Vauxhall La, Tonbridge, TN11 0NE.

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For our mortgage lender, we have chosen Topaz Finance, what will I need to consider?

A small number of lenders are now reducing their 'solicitor panel'. For house purchasers, this can result in significantly higher conveyancing costs. Homeward Legal are able to act on behalf of most lenders.

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Which environmental factors will affect land in Wadhurst, and should they be a concern?

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Residential property will be contaminated by several natural causes, and an environmental search should reveal whether a property may be affected by local contaminants like air pollution.

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How do I go about find out whether the designated conservation area is in a poor state?

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Conservation areas in Wadhurst are nominated by Wealden who maintain conservation area concerns from including things like ugly highway signs, rear extensions and the historic layout of roads. English Heritage have assembled information of the state of conservation areas in addition to the vulnerability to standards slipping.

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How many weeks can the legal work to sell a house generally take, on average? If it matters, we are purchasing a flat in Wadhurst.

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On average, the length of time required to transfer a property may vary, based on a range of aspects, for example, when 3rd parties fail to promptly answer queries. Eight to twelve weeks is the industry-wide average, whereas Homeward Legal take a more proactive attitude, pushing a transaction to complete within 8 weeks if possible.

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What can a Wadhurst conveyancing solicitor do if the property we are intending to buy is in a local authority conservation area and has unsanctioned windows added?

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Local authority LLC1 searches conducted by your Wadhurst property lawyer as part of the conveyancing will check if the Wadhurst property a conservation area proof of council approval for additions to the property will be asked for.Should no local authority consents be in evidence your solicitor will inform you of the best alternative like requesting an indemnity policy or seeking retrospective consent.

 
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