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Conveyancing in Winchelsea Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/01/18

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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What type of local environmental searches into the risk and history of possible flooding at East Sussex will the solicitor in Winchelsea actually carry out on a Regency property I am hoping to buy?

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The residential property solicitor makes an application for formal property conveyancing searches that will include Winchelsea area flood risk information. In addition a Winchelsea solicitor could possibly advise a significantly more in-depth local Winchelsea area search.

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

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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We are completing in August. What should be calculated for stamp duty?

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The Stamp Duty which will be owed will rely on the property's value. It is £25360 on a £634000 house.*

*Source: www.hmrc.gov.uk, 01/02/2013

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The property being bought is on a brownfield site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste?

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Most soils in Winchelsea have some degree of contamination, from industry, agriculture and the natural environment . Other sources of contaminated land include groundwater contaminants like oil.

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I have got a conveyancing quote from you. Might I have to pay any hidden fees?

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No. Our solicitors do not hide any hidden costs. A Homeward Legal quote is an honest and accurate fee.

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How much does the searches be?

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Winchelsea conveyancing searches ranges in cost, depending on the specific searches which have been ordered.

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Will my assigned Winchelsea conveyancing solicitor in form me about the cost of the council tax on a Band C property prior to completion?

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A solicitor will consult with the Rother local council to reveal the most up to date council tax rates, which will then be included in the conveyancing report on title. The latest council tax charges for residents of Winchelsea are tabled online at the Rother local authority site. As of 06 September 2012 rates are:

  • Band A - £1,059.00
  • Band B - £1,236.00
  • Band C - £1,412.00
  • Band D - £1,589.00
  • Band E - £1,942.00
  • Band F - £2,295.00
  • Band G - £2,648.00
  • Band H - £3,178.00