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Conveyancing in Whitstable Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

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.

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

Flood risk searches are based on archived records and when you consider current events for example the fact that 2 8m people are at risk from surface flooding are they still appropriate to ascertain sufficient information about the Whitstable flood risk area?

A.

Environmental searches handled by the Whitstable property lawyer will include a far more thorough search (Landmark) if it is felt necessary.

If you are concerned why not call a neighbour of the property.

Q.

Godiva Mortgages will be our mortgage lender - what will we need to know?

A.

Over the last two years, some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. For buyers, this can result in significantly increased conveyancing costs. Homeward Legal will act on behalf of the majority of mortgage lenders.

Q.

Which environmental factors can impact land in Whitstable, and are they checked for thoroughly?

A.

Land could be contaminated by many factors caused by man and by nature, such as infilled land. An environmental search can provide much more clarity.

Q.

Which local authority looks after Whitstable?

A.

Whitstable is located in Canterbury City Council, Military Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1YW, Call: 01227 862 000

Q.

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

A.

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 .

Q.

How can the lawyer in Whitstable report back on the potential risk of a flood in Whitstable on a Regency property I am hoping to buy?

A.

The property conveyancing lawyer applies for standard formal property environmental searches that should include Whitstable flood risk area data information.

Q.

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

A.

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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