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Conveyancing in Peckham Q & A's

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Updated: 19/10/16

Local key data:

Peckham's closest airport is London City Airport (6 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 17 miles, London Heliport Airport is 5 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 18 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 22 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 17 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 16 miles, Elstree Airport is 17 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 11 miles away and Peckham Rye train station is almost a mile from Peckham.


Peckham attractions


George Inn National Trust , Brixton London Windmill, Imperial War Museum Aviation Museum and Tate Modern Art Gallery are easily accessible from Peckham.

The nearest hospital for Peckham is Maudsley Denmark Hill.


How do we find the best rates for conveyancing in Peckham for a £268,000 residence?


This issue catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional charges will be included in the terms of engagement.


What will our searches cost?


The cost of searches in Peckham will vary, subject to which searches have been ordered.


I am purchasing a building in Peckham, and would like to check that there are many designated conservation areas.


With over eight thousand conservation areas in England, the neighbourhoods around Peckham will include several areas of historic or architectural significance designated as protected. Your conveyancing solicitor will advise

further and discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area, regarding specific conservation areas in Peckham.


Which factors can impact land in Peckham. Are these properly investigated?


Many of contaminants may lessen the value of property in Peckham, and an environmental search should clarify to what extent a particular property may be impacted by local contaminants like existing and proposed overhead electricity cables.


Basinghall Finance will be our lender, what do we need to know?


Some lenders have limited the firms who can act for them. This can mean greater legal costs for buyers. Homeward Legal are able to act for many CML-approved lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.


I am concerned about council tax amounts on a residential detached home in Peckham, what are they?


Frequently the report on title will cover the relevant Southwark council tax band. The latest council tax charges for Peckham are detailed online at the Southwark local authority website. On (09/08/2012) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £813.00
  • Band B - £948.00
  • Band C - £1,083.00
  • Band D - £1,219.00
  • Band E - £1,490.00
  • Band F - £1,761.00
  • Band G - £2,031.00
  • Band H - £2,438.00


Is it risky to circumvent paying for stamp duty?


Stamp duty scheme is not recommended, because these schemes are expensive and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.


What should I be aware of if we invest in a period home inside a Southwark planning authority conservation area ?


Part of conveyancing for buyers includes the ordering of searches of the local authority to ascertain conservation area status and the required formal approval for changes. .