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IIf you need a conveyancing quote in Ashdown Forest at Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors we make buying or selling your home as painless as possible.
We strive to deliver a first class service. We specialise in dealing with matters in Ashdown Forest. We are experienced in both sales and purchases.

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What is not included in a local authority search? There are a number of additional areas that are not covered by the standard local authority search. These include: environmental checks in Ashdown Forest? (to determine a risk of flooding for example, as well as the proximity of any waste sites or potentially contaminated sites which may need a remediation); water authority searches (which show any publicly owned sewers within the boundaries of the property which could impact upon future building or development). In certain areas additional searches such as mining searches may be advised.

Why do we need environmental checks in Ashdown Forest? Statutory rules have resulted in a remediation system for contaminated sites. The basic position is that the polluter should clear-up however where that party is missing (for example because the work was done some time ago or the company has gone into bankruptcy the liability for remediation costs passes to the present owner (who could be you). Even if you are purchasing an flat in Ashdown Forest you may find that you are liable for the cost of any remediation through the service charge provisions of the lease.

Apart from showing that the land in Ashdown Forest is connected to the mains water supply and mains drainage what other information does a drainage search show? A a CON29 DW search illustrates to a potential purchaser that the property they are purchasing does not need a “build over consent” because the owner has constructed an alteration within three metres of a public drain. It also shows a raft of other data such as water quality and historical evidence of internal sewer flooding.


Why use Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors t/a 1st Move Conveyancing for your move in Ashdown Forest?

  • At 1st Move Conveyancing we believe our fixed price quote delivers excellent value for money.
  • We are a CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) accredited firm of solicitors providing conveyancing to clients in Ashdown Forest. Our processes and procedures have been approved by the Law Society,
  • Our quote is subject to our Terms and Conditions but there are No Hidden Extras.
  • Our guide to Unknown Costs and Limitations will give you an idea on what other possible costs or expenses to budget for outside the quote for the legal fees and known disbursements.

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General Conveyancing Tips

There is often a mortgage to arrange and it should be noted that a conveyancing solicitor cannot rely on a oral confirmation by mortgage broker or anyone else. The conveyancing lawyer must have sight of your formal written offer of mortgage in order that she may (i) ensure that you are getting the advance you need and ensure that you can comply with any special conditions imposed in the mortgage terms.

The Legal Ombudsman advises “Be wary of hidden costs, disbursements and VAT”. Disbursements are sums paid by conveyancers to third parties such as search fees and Land Registry fees and stamp duty. Double check when checking a estimate what disbursements apply to your sale and question any disbursements that haven’t been mentioned by other firms. For example, Firm B might quote legal fees at £50 cheaper than Firm A, but what about that unusual ‘disbursement’ of £125 that Firm B is charging as an ‘expedition fee’? In practice it may not really be a disbursement at all, but might be a way of Firm B making their overall quote sound more competitive by adding on fees disguised as ‘disbursements’. Make sure that any estimates you obtain contain all costs, disbursements and VAT. Beware of quotes that look a lot cheaper than others – as the saying goes, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

What is the difference between freehold and leasehold property? If you own a freehold property it invariable means you own a house or bungalow and that includes the whole building and the land it stands on. As you have everything you are responsible for all outlays incurred to repair the fabric of the house. Leasehold usually applies to flats or maisonettes although in some parts of the country including Ashdown Forest some houses are also leasehold. Leasehold means you effectively lease a property for a number of years – usually a very long period of 99, 125 or even 999 years. You may pay a minor ground rent of a few hundred pounds to the landlord each year. For leasehold there will be a lease agreement with the landlord setting out the rights and obligations including the requirement to pay jointly to the care of the building in which the leasehold property is situated and possibly also building insurance.

FAQs in Ashdown Forest

Are you on the panel of Royal Bank of Scotland? Yes we act for all major lenders and many smaller lenders.

Are you able to deal with Help to Buy ISAs in Ashdown Forest? Yes we are on the panel so we can deal with Help to Buy ISAs.

What SDLT will I pay if I am a first time buyer? First time buyers paying £300,000 or less for a residential property will pay no Stamp Duty Land Tax. If you are paying between £300,000 and £500,000 will pay SDLT at 5% on the amount of the purchase price in excess of three hundred thousand pounds – a reduction of £5,000 compared to standard rates of Stamp Duty . If the price is over five hundred thousand pounds there is no relief for the first time buyer and the normal rates apply. If you chose “yes” to the “First Time Buyer” toggle on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

If I buy a new home to live in but do not sell my present house what is the SDLT position? Buyers of additional residential properties, such as second homes and buy-to-let properties, will have to pay an extra 3% in on top of current rates of Stamp Duty for each band for all property over £40,000. If you press “yes” to the “Buy to Let/Second Owner” toggle on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

If we are buying a leasehold what additional disbursements can we anticipate? This is one tricky area where we cannot give you all the disbursements up front in our quote. This is because leases vary in their requirements and also the costs charged by landlords and managing agents also vary. They can also be two parties to deal with i.e a landlords and managing agents who both charge. These charges therefore vary considerably with some leasehold purchases the fees can be as low as £10 but in extreme cases the costs charged can be around £550. This is why the government is considering regulating this area.

I have obtained Letters of Administration for my parents estate. Do you deal with sales by administrators? Yes. As executors of the Estate you can sell and our expenses remain the same as quoted for this type of Seller.


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About Ashdown Forest.

Ashdown Forest is an ancient area of open heathland occupying the highest sandy ridge-top of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is situated some 30 miles (48 km) south of London in the county of East Sussex, England. Rising to an elevation
of 732 feet (223 m) above sea level, its heights provide expansive vistas across the heavily wooded hills of the Weald to the chalk escarpments of the North Downs and South Downs on the horizon.

Ashdown Forest’s origins lie as a medieval hunting forest created soon after the Norman conquest of England. By 1283 the forest was fenced in by a 23 miles (37 km) pale enclosing an area of some 20 square miles (52 km2; 13,000 acres; 5,200 ha). Thirty-four gates and hatches in the pale, still remembered in place names such as Chuck Hatch and Chelwood Gate, allowed local people to enter to graze their livestock, collect firewood, and cut heather and bracken for animal bedding. The forest continued to be used by the monarchy and nobility for hunting into Tudor times, including notably Henry VIII, who had a hunting lodge at Bolebroke Castle, Hartfield and who courted Anne Boleyn at nearby Hever Castle.

Ashdown Forest has a rich archaeological heritage. It contains much evidence of prehistoric human activity, with the earliest evidence of human occupation dating back to 50,000 years ago. There are important Bronze Age, Iron Age, and Romano-British remains.

The forest was the centre of a nationally important iron industry on two occasions, during the Roman occupation of Britain and in the Tudor period when, in 1496, England’s first blast furnace was built at Newbridge, near Coleman’s Hatch, marking the beginning of Britain’s modern iron and steel industry.

In 1693, more than half the forest was taken into private hands, with the remainder set aside as common land. The latter today covers 9.5 square miles (25 km2; 6,100 acres; 2,500 ha) and is the largest area with open public access in South East England.

The ecological importance of Ashdown Forest’s heathlands is reflected by its designation as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, as a Special Protection Area for birds, and as a Special Area of Conservation for its heathland habitats. It is part of the European Natura 2000 network as it hosts some of Europe’s most threatened species and habitats.

Ashdown Forest is famous as the setting for the Winnie-the-Pooh stories written by A. A. Milne, who lived on the northern edge of the forest and took his son, Christopher Robin, walking there. The artist E. H. Shepard drew on the landscapes of Ashdown Forest as inspiration for many of the illustrations he provided for the Pooh books.[citation needed]

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