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Conveyancing in Otford Q & A's

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Updated: 27/10/16

Otford data:

Commuters are well served with Otford ideally situated with excellent motorway access roughly 2 miles off the M26.

Otford's nearest train station is Otford. The nearest airport to Otford is London Biggin Hill Airport (7 miles). London City Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 20 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 19 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 19 miles, Rochester Airport is 14 miles and away.

The closest hospital is Sevenoaks.


Please confirm the cheapest fee for a £742,000 house? We need low cost conveyancing.


Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many homeowners, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many property lawyers purport to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Unfortunately additional fees are often hiding in small print. Costs should be fair. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.


What will the council tax cost for a Thirties Band E flat in Otford?


The council tax band should conventionally be identified within the conveyancing report on title along with the governing local authority. The latest tax rates for Otford are set out at the Sevenoaks council site. On, 01 September 2012, band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,002.00
  • Band B - £1,169.00
  • Band C - £1,336.00
  • Band D - £1,503.00
  • Band E - £1,837.00
  • Band F - £2,171.00
  • Band G - £2,505.00
  • Band H - £3,006.00


Which local authority looks after Otford?

Otford is located in Sevenoaks District Council, Council Offices, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1HG, Call: 01732 227 000


How do we protect against getting gazumped?


This takes place when a house seller accepts a low offer, then refuses it, choosing instead a second purchaser's offer. It could occur even months into a transaction. The risk of getting gazumped is present in any transaction. You should instruct a property solicitor as early as possible to reduce the chance of your transaction being gazumped.


How is Stamp Duty Land Tax determined in Otford and how much do we need to budget for a £539000 residential property?


Stamp Duty in Otford is dependent on the home's value. For a house valued at £539000, SDLT is £21560.


What can a Otford property solicitor advise if the building I hope to invest in is situated in a conservation area in Sevenoaks which has unsanctioned dormer windows fitted?


The local authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search carried out by your solicitor as part of the conveyancing should determine if the property is in a designated conservation area and evidence of local authority approval for additions to the property will be asked for.


Of major Otford mortgage lenders, who have joined your panel?


Most lenders in Otford are on our panels. Otford lenders and mortgage specialists include Excalibur Mortgages Ltd, 74a Brassey Rd, Oxted, RH8 0EU, Personal Touch Kent, Streamlands/Vauxhall La, Tonbridge, TN11 0NE, and Next Steps, The White House/22 St. Marys La, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 0PR.


What makes Otford purchase conveyancing to take so long? We had several delays with our previous solicitor.


The legal work needed to sell or purchase property may experience many unexpected delays. Homeward Legal strive to diminish their impact wherever reasonable by driving the sale or purchase forward.