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Conveyancing in Whitstable Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/04/18

Whitstable's closest airport is Manston, Kent International Airport (14 miles). London Airport is 20 miles, Manston Airport is 15 miles and Rochester Airport is 23 miles away and the closest station to Whitstable is Whitstable.

Whitstable & Tankerton is the neighbouring hospital.

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How do we find a cheap solicitor in Whitstable to own property?

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Numerous firms advertise so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. However additional fees are frequently hidden in the terms. This small print is often not read by buyers in a hurry. The quote should also state any disbursements. Additional fees ought to be reasonable and clear and come into force only if the conveyancer must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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We plan to complete on around 1st January, how is stamp duty calculated?

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Stamp Duty in Whitstable will rely on the valuation. Stamp duty will be £21440 on a £536000 house (correct March 2013).

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We have to exchange contracts on the conveyancing on our renovated maisonette in a very short time frame, are you fast Whitstable solicitors ?

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Truly a percentage of Whitstable solicitors are ponderous which causes huge amounts of stress and worry to buying or selling.

Our lawyers method is to use the very latest case and work flow systems . Importantly , we always provide you with a lawyer qualified to communicate from the start to the end of the home buyer and seller chain .

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Is your panel of solicitors able to complete fast property auction conveyancing in Whitstable?

Indeed we are property auction specialists and commonly carry out work for sellers at auction. It is a sensible decision to appoint an auction experienced solicitors practice as ahead of time as they can so there is time for a thorough review of the legal papers well before the auction day arrives. Q.

What issues are important to guarantee a fast exchange and completion?

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Essential to a fast completion is to instruct a proactive solicitor. There are various jobs you can also do to get moving sooner, including, quickly completing and return any forms, getting your mortgage offer in place and keeping in regular contact with your solicitor.

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Will we need a chancel search? We are purchasing a residence next to a rectory built in the 17th Century in Whitstable.

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There are thousands of parishes across the country. Owners of property within some of these may be required to contribute towards the repair of a local church. Parochial Church Councils in Whitstable must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. Your conveyancing solicitor can provide more details. Whitstable ecclesiastical properties where a chancel search may be necessary include All Saints, St Alphege, St Andrew and St Peter.

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In a few months we are likely to move out of our detached house in Whitstable to a bigger flat in Westgate on Sea what is the optimum stage to instruct a removal company?

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Homeward Legals advice is for buyers to hold off booking a removal company until after everyone has formalised the final home moving date that normally happens once exchange of contracts. If you are looking for a local company try Soho Removals, 24/137/Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DD on 020 8746 4343 or Dempsey W J, Diamond Rd, Whitstable, CT5 1LN Phone: 01227 261758.

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The residence being bought is on a brownfield land. What should we do regarding nickel soil contamination?

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Whitstable industrial or agricultural can cause top-soil contamination. Also considering issues such as groundwater contaminants like phenols and ammonia, contaminants affecting Whitstable property will be factored into an environmental search.