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Conveyancing in West Wittering Q & A's

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Updated: 18/07/17

West Wittering's nearest train station is Nutbourne at 5 miles. The closest airport to West Wittering is Bembridge IoW, Sandown Rd Airport. Southampton Airport is 24 miles, Bembridge IoW Airport is 12 miles and Sandown IoW Airport is 16 miles away.

Victoria Cottage Chichester is the most convenient hospital for West Wittering.

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How do I get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors?

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Numerous law firms promote supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional costs can inflate the final bill. Your conveyancing quote should state costs to be paid to third parties, e.g. the Land Registry, (disbursements). Any additional costs which are listed in your solicitor's terms should be clearly defined.

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Which local authority looks after West Wittering?

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West Wittering is located in Newport City Council, Civic Centre, Newport, South Wales, NP20 4UR, Call: 01633 656 656

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What can we do when buying a home in a Havant council designated conservation area ?

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Havant council enquiries conducted by your West Wittering property lawyer during the legal process should check the existence of the appropriate formal approval for modifications to the building. If no suitable consents be available, your conveyancing solicitor will advise you of the best alternative which can include getting covered by an indemnity policy or obtaining retrospective permission from Havant local authority.

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Does my West Wittering conveyancing solicitor carry out any conveyancing searches on the Hampshire Sixties terraced cottage we are buying?

The normal conveyancing procedure will be to get Local Authority (council), Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environmental and, depending on certain criteria, less common searches for example HS2 report.

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Does your solicitors company look after the conveyancing of auction properties in West Wittering?

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Our company is very knowledgeable with auction buyers and sellers. It is not uncommon for difficult to value properties such as where located in disadvantaged or undesirable areas, are included in auctions and these necessitate deeper. We therefore advise bidders to choose a conveyancing solicitor before the property auction to allow time for a full review of the auction pack.

Subsequently, following the auction day you are the lawyer will need to be able to concentrate on finish the conveyancing in under 4 weeks, a requirement of auction conditions.

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Regarding the widespread surface water flooding in Worthing and West Sussex I am apprehensive that environmental searches might not be sufficient?

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An experienced West Wittering property solicitor will recommend that you carry out informative flood searches if the standard conveyancing searches determine a West Wittering flood risk area

For greater peace of mind it could be worth trying to contact a local resident.

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How do we determine stamp duty, how much do we need to budget for a £811000 residence?

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The Stamp Duty owed is calculated with reference to the purchase price of the home. For a house or flat estimated at £811000, the rate will be £32440.*

*Accurate as of July 2012

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Are there any areas of conservation in West Wittering?

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There are several conservation areas near or within West Wittering. Living in a conservation area can mean better maintained homes and gardens, but the restrictions can result in the buyer inheriting liability of unauthorised changes. A solicitor will confirm potential liability for unauthorised works.

 
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