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Updated: 18/10/16

Norwood key data:

The nearest station to Norwood is Gipsy Hill. Norwood's closest airport is London Biggin Hill Airport (8 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 16 miles, London City Airport is 9 miles, London Heliport Airport is 5 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 18 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 19 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 19 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 16 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 17 miles, Elstree Airport is 19 miles and away.

Mayday University Thornton Heath is a nearby hospital.


How do we identify a genuinely cheap fee? We need affordable conveyancing in Norwood.


Numerous conveyancers offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra costs may be added into the terms that buyers often do not check. Costs ought to be reasonable and be applicable solely where the solicitor must perform additional tasks on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. A quote should list any disbursements to be paid.We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.


How much is the council tax on a residential end of terrace Band A dwelling in Norwood?


You will be give information your new property's council tax band within the report on title. The correct rates for residents of Norwood are tabled online at the Croydon council website. On 05 December 2012 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £971.00
  • Band B - £1,133.00
  • Band C - £1,295.00
  • Band D - £1,457.00
  • Band E - £1,781.00
  • Band F - £2,104.00
  • Band G - £2,428.00
  • Band H - £2,914.00


Should we get a chancel search if my family are purchasing near rectory land in Norwood?

Some owners in Norwood can be required to fund repairs to a local church. A chancel search is used to confirm whether such a liability exists. Liability is more common in some parts of the country. Norwood churches include St Leonard and St Mary the Virgin.


To complete on our leasehold property purchase ASAP, how do we aim for a fast exchange and completion in Norwood?


It is well established that a fast conveyancing transaction is the key to instruct a proactive and experienced solicitor. When choosing a solicitor, consider these questions: Do they offer 'no move, no fee' protection? This can incentivise a faster transaction. Was there a delay delivering a quote? Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication?


In relation to the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since on record I am concerned that environmental searches might not be sufficient?


A Norwood solicitor should always apply for flood searches from Landmark if the first conveyancing searches flag up a Norwood flood risk.

For greater assurance it may be prudent to contact a local resident.


What type of scrutiny in respect to the risk of floods at Lambeth will my Norwood conveyancer advise us on a buy to let property I am intending to buy?


A conveyancing solicitor conducts conveyancing searches that will include Norwood flood risk area information. On (02-Nov-11) there were no warnings around the at the Chaffinch Brook and St James Stream at Elmers End and Upper Elmers End, including South Norwood Country Park, London Boroughs of Bromley and Croydon


Is a Homebuyer Report necessary when purchasing a house or flat, regardless of its age?


It is strongly advised that Norwood buyers book a RICS surveyor. It is a fact that there are a range of problems that can affect a property, including roof spread and blocked drains.


How soon should you instruct a conveyancing solicitor?


In the vast majority of cases, instructing as soon as possible is wise. Some groups suggest waiting before instruction until an offer has been firmly agreed, but delays can risk the other side pulling out, particularly in uncertain market conditions.