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A transfer of equity occurs when a property owner wishes to change the legal ownership of the property. Reasons include marriage, divorce and tax planning.

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Conveyancing in Winchelsea Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 06/12/16

The nearest station to Winchelsea is Winchelsea. The nearest airport to Winchelsea is Lydd Airport.

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Winchelsea attractions

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Lamb House National Trust , Icklesham Sussex Windmill and Camber Castle English Heritage are easily accessible from Winchelsea.

The nearest hospital to Winchelsea is St Leonards on Sea, Sussex.

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How do we identify a genuinely cheap fee? I need fixed rate Winchelsea conveyancing.

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This point catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Unfortunately extra costs will be included in the terms, left unread by preoccupied buyers Additional charges ought to be fair and reasonable. Based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.

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Is the SDLT fee a disbursement or fee?

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Fees and disbursements should be identified on your conveyancing quote, with no additional charges of any kind in the terms and conditions. This charge is a fee not a disbursement. It should be included in a quote.

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Which areas of Winchelsea are secured by a conservation area?

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With 9300 areas of conservation throughout England, the regions near or within Winchelsea include numerous areas of historical or architectural value designated as protected. The advantages of these restrictions include protection against unsympathetic development, but they adds to upkeep costs. Your solicitor will be able to provide more details.

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Should we select the property lawyer referred by our estate agent in Woodley?

If you instruct a firm referred this way, you the agent can use their influence exert pressure on a solicitor to wrap up the process as soon as possible. Such referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, including online or local firms, as the agent may prefer to suggest the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best value for you.

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Why can conveyancing in Winchelsea take such a long time?

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Conveyancing will sometimes be subject to numerous interruptions or delays for many reasons. Sometimes, these reasons are beyond the conveyancing solicitor's influence. Homeward Legal strive to lessen the impact of these delays if it can be achieved by driving the sale or purchase forward.

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What search enquiries should the conveyancer in Winchelsea conduct on a Winchelsea building?

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The normal procedure will be to obtain Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal), Environmental and Gypsum Mining Search and, depending on certain criteria, specific local Winchelsea searches, which may include a Limestone Search.

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The owner has unfortunately fitted ill-suited roof aerials on the building in Winchelsea which might violate local conservation area guidelines

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Your lawyer will always check whether the property is within a conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have necessary consents from the local council.

In the event that no appropriate permissions be in evidence your Winchelsea conveyancing solicitor will inform you of the alternatives which may include seeking an indemnity insurance or seeking retrospective consent from Rother council.

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I am going to buy with AIB Group, what will we need to know?

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Prior to recent changes, most conveyancing solicitors were able to undertake legal work for a lender. Buyers should be aware that, in some cases, lenders have limited the number of solicitors who can act for them. Homeward Legal will act for many mortgage lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.

 
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