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Conveyancing in West Sussex Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 05/12/16

West Sussex's nearest station is Pulborough. West Sussex's closest airport is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport (10 miles). Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 21 mile and Shoreham Airport is 10 miles away.

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Local points of interest in West Sussex

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West Chiltington Windmill, Warminghurst The Holy Sepulchre Churches Conservation Trust and North Stoke (New Dedication August 2006) St Mary Churches Conservation Trust are near to West Sussex.

The closest hospital to West Sussex is Goring Hall Worthing.

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I need to find a firm that offers cheap conveyancing in West Sussex. Will we get a quote or and estimate?

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Various firms purport to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra costs may pad your solicitor's invoice. A quote for conveyancing in West Sussex must also state third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

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We plan to purchase a rectory in the parish of East Guldeford. Is a chancel search necessary?

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A lawyer could recommend a chancel search. In older areas of West Sussex, chancel repair dues can be collected on the current owners of a residence where parish councils have previously chosen not to do so, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.

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We are in a contract race situation, and need guarantee fast conveyancing, what should we guarantee to speed up the conveyancing process?

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Finding a experienced solicitor is crucial to buying faster. When identifying an appropriate a solicitor, consider these points: Will they order searches immediately? Was there a delay delivering a quote? Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed.

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Can we check if the house we are buying is in a conservation area?

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These areas protect areas of historic or architectural significance. Conservation areas in West Sussex include Southlands. The benefits of such restrictions will include a more attractive neighbourhood, but they can make repairs more costly or time-consuming.

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Which local authority is responsible for West Sussex?

  • West Sussex intersects with the following local authorities: Adur District Council, Civic Centre, Ham Road, Shoreham- by- Sea, West Sussex, BN43 6PR, Call: 01273 263 000
  • Arun District Council, Maltavers Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5LF, Call: 01903 737 500
  • Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, 1 East Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1TY, Call: 01243 785 166
  • Crawley Borough Council, Town Hall, The Boulevard, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1UZ, Call: 01293 438 000
  • Horsham District Council, Park North, North Street, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1RL, Call: 01403 215 100
  • Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS, Call: 01444 458 166,
  • Worthing Borough Council, Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HA, Call: 01903 239 999
  • Q.

    When is it appropriate to instruct a solicitor to act on our purchase?

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    Simply, the sooner the better. Instructing a firm early for a purchase allows you will the details of your West Sussex solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process.

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    What are West Sussex's 'conveyancing searches'?

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    Conveyancing searches are common set of enquiries requested by your conveyancing solicitor with a particular authority. Buyers in West Sussex should consider that, searches cover solely issues and defects relating to the property's legal title.

    Q.

    How much is the council tax on a period detached Band A house in West Sussex?

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    Your pertinent band will usually be set out as part of the title report along with the local authority. Council tax rates for properties in West Sussex are detailed online at the Horsham local authority website. Currently on 04 November 2012 the rates are:

    • Band A - £986.00
    • Band B - £1,151.00
    • Band C - £1,315.00
    • Band D - £1,480.00
    • Band E - £1,809.00
    • Band F - £2,137.00
    • Band G - £2,466.00
    • Band H - £2,959.00

     
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