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Conveyancing in Wadhurst Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/04/17

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.


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


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.


Please tell us why conveyancing takes so long?


The conveyancing process could be delayed. We understand how unnecessarily stressful these delays can be and work hard to diminish their effect whenever we can by chasing for prompt responses.


How can we stop getting gazumped?


The custom of deciding to reject a previously accepted offer when a higher offer is made by a second buyer is known as gazumping. Though gazumping is uncommon when property prices are falling, there is still a risk. You should instruct an efficient solicitor as soon as you can to reduce the chance of gazumping.


We are buying a £482000 residential property in Wadhurst, how is Stamp Duty Land Tax calculated?


The rate of stamp duty owed is based on the valuation. It will be £14460 on a £482000 property.*

*Accurate February 2013


Unforeseeable circumstances dictate that we have to exchange contracts on the legal work on our jointly owned flat inside a month, do you any particularly fast Wadhurst property lawyers ?

Truly too many law firms are far too slow which brings further concern to buying and selling.

Homeward Legal always work with SRA regulated solicitors who are client focused and will push through the whole of the buyer and seller chain .

In addition , Homeward Legals lawyers are selected because they always employ state of the art HMRC and Land Registry integrated systems leading to a completion on the sale of your property fast.


I have read about doing your own conveyancing when selling a flat , Is it realistic to do the legal side on our own?


There is no reason why a home seller should not conceivably take care of the greater majority of the legal work without the help of a qualified conveyancing solicitor in Wadhurst.

However, a lawyer handles a large number of tasks including chasing any missing replies/clarifications to enquiries or the Land Registry formalities most of which are better done by someone with adequate training.

Above all DIY lawyers will not have acceptable indemnity insurance which all legal firms are obligated to carry.


What type of flood plain searches as respects the uncertain risk of a flood in the East Sussex region will the solicitor in Wadhurst be able to apply for?


An essential step in the legal procedure involves a conveyancer making an application for property environmental searches that give you specific information with respect to Wadhurst flooding. A significantly more involved conveyancing search (e.g. Landmark) may be recommended by a Wadhurst lawyer if the results of the environmental search show that there is flood risk to the property.


Do your property lawyers a lot of experience at residential property auction conveyancing in Wadhurst?


Yes - Homeward Legal often do the legal conveyancing buyers and sellers at auction. We consistently advocate purchasers to formally instruct an auction experienced lawyer well before the property auction date for a thorough investigation of the legal documents. Following the date of the auction, a conveyancing lawyer will be geared up to quickly finish all of the legal work in under the 28 day time frame as typically required by the standard auction conditions.