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Conveyancing in Abbey Wood Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 28/04/17

Intending to relocate to Abbey Wood? Practical regional travel and public service information

London City Airport is 3 miles from Abbey Wood. Heathrow (Terminals 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) Airport is 25 miles away, Elstree Airport is 22 miles, Rochester Airport is 20 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 12 miles away. Train links are also conveenient with the nearest train station only 1 mile.

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Abbey Wood attractions and landmarks

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Erith London Windmill, Museum of the Royal Arttillery Firepower Aviation Museum and Blackheath Old Dover Rd Library Art Galleryare all around Abbey Wood.

The most convenient hospital is Heathlands Private Belvedere.

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How do we get low cost conveyancing?

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Many conveyancers advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately extra costs are often hiding in the terms and conditions, left unregarded by busy homeowners Any extra costs listed in the terms should be fair and reasonable. They be applicable if your conveyancer must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Your conveyancing quote should also clearly state any disbursements.

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How can we determine stamp duty, what will we need to pay on a £1096000 residence?

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The Stamp Duty which will be owed is calculated with reference to the value of the home. For a home worth £1096000, the SDLT rate is £54800.*

*Correct February 2013

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How do I verify that a house is in a designated conservation area?

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These areas denote neighbourhoods of historical or architectural value. A lawyer will address the consequences of purchasing property in a conservation area and offer more information.

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Will you need a chancel liability search? We are buying a property by a vicarage in Abbey Wood.

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Some owners in Abbey Wood can be required to pay for maintenance of an old church building. A number of sources are used to identify liability, including county histories. Church lands in Abbey Wood where a chancel search may be necessary include St Michael & All Angels and William Temple.

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How soon should I speak to a conveyancer to act on our purchase?

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With few exceptions, instructing as soon as possible is wise, as there are a number of tasks that may be performed immediately. Early instruction of a conveyancing firm can reduce any chance of the transaction stalling.

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I am in a contract race situation, and need guarantee fast conveyancing, what can we do to speed up the transaction?

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Most importantly, contacting a proactive conveyancer is crucial to a fast conveyancing transaction. You should consider:

  • Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?
  • What methods of communication do they use? Posting documents can adds days of waiting to a purchase.
  • Will they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?

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Environmental searches may be all well and good but considering climate change for instance the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall in the future are they comfort enough to see enough about the ever changing Abbey Wood area flood risk?

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A diligent conveyancing solicitor in Abbey Wood should always get additional flood risk searches if the standard searches establishes a Abbey Wood flood risk area data

For extra area background you could contact a close neighbour.

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Does homewardlegal.co.uk look after the conveyancing for auction properties in Abbey Wood?

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We are able to work with residential property auction conveyancing. It is not unusual for hard to value auction lots e. g. development properties, are purchased in auctions which tend to want supplementary fact-finding. Homeward Legal therefore advise auction buyers to choose a lawyer well before the auction day to allow enough time for a detailed report.

Subsequently, immediately after the auction day the conveyancing solicitor is utterly focused on finishing the conveyancing in a month as typically required .

 
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