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Updated: 20/10/16

South London attractions

Brixton London Windmill, London National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are in South London.

South London's closest train station is Charing Cross. The closest airport to South London is London City Airport (7 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 4 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 15 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 14 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away.

Drivers are well catered for with South London situated with good motorway access approximately a couple of miles of the A40M.

The closest hospital for South London is Royal London Homeopathic.


How do I get a cheap solicitor quote for purchasing a property?


Many solicitors purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing, but additional fees will be included in the small print. Fees ought to be reasonable. They only apply in cases where the lawyer must perform additional tasks , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The conveyancing quote should also state any disbursements to be paid.The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.


For a fast conveyancing transaction to buy a £163,000 property, what should we do?


Primarily, contacting a proactive and experienced lawyer is key fast South London conveyancing. When identifying an appropriate a lawyer, ask yourself the following: Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote? Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication? Do they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?


Is it recommended to hold off paying stamp duty to the Revenue?


Stamp duty mitigation must be treated with caution. These schemes are often uneconomical and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed . There have been a number of government-sponsored schemes, on the other hand, such as relief for buyers in 'disadvantaged areas'. A conveyancing solicitor should confirm whether you are eligible.


What length of time can conveyancing require, according to your estimates? We are selling in South London.


On average, the length of time taken to transact property is not wholly predictable, with reference to numerous issues which may affect the property, for example, whether a mortgage lender requires particular searches. Our lawyers work hard to ensure each client is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service.


Which of the lender panels in South London are you on?


Most lenders in South London are on our South London solicitors' panel. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Lloyd & Co, 112C Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1AH, Stess Ltd, 295 Northborough Rd, London, SW16 4TR, and Kingsley Mortgages Ltd, Challenge House/616 Mitcham Rd, Croydon, CR0 3AA. The property lawyer handling your case can advise further.


The owner appears to have installed unbecoming new windows on the maisonette in South London which I think may break nearby conservation area guidelines


Your conveyancing solicitor will always verify whether the property is affected by a designated conservation area and whether any modifications have appropriate consent.


Are property searches that necessary?


Conveyancing searches are an accepted pack of queries ordered on behalf of the party intending to buy the property, which may include a local authority search. Searches are very useful whether buying with a mortgage or not, but will only cover the legal condition of the property's title.


How much would fee for the conveyancing searches in South London come to?


Searches range in cost. Searches are disbursements paid to a third party, and are charged 'at cost'.