Which local authority is responsible for Anerley?
Anerley is located in London Borough of Bromley Council, Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH, contact: 020 8464 3339
I am buying a property in the parish of Hackney [St John]. Is a chancel search needed?
Whichever Anerley parish in which you are buying, a conveyancing lawyer could advise a chancel search. Chancel repair may be imposed on the owners of a building where parish councils may have not done so in the past. For property in the parish of Hackney [St John], it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.
We are buying in Anerley on a new development brownfield land. Is the top-soil likely to be contaminated?
The risks posed by soil contamination to Anerley inhabitants are usually low. The local authority for Anerley will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.
Does your solicitors company deal with the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Anerley?
Homeward Legal is accustomed to working with property auction procedures. Usually unusual buildings for example repossessed properties, are included at property auctions which will want deeper exploration. Solicitors therefore recommend that buyers select a conveyancing firm before the auction day to allow enough time for a detailed investigation of the legal pack.
Subsequently, immediately after the actual auction your instructed lawyer is able to concentrate on finishing all of the legal work within the usual 28 days as typically required .
The local agent has put forward the property lawyer that they have used before. Will it be easier to use this solicitor?
It is common practice for agents in Anerley to endorse a conveyancer. However, if they are paid a referral fee, an agent may select whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the most suitable for you.
Can I withdraw my offer on a property at any time?
When you make an offer on a house that has been accepted by the vendor, you can ask them to take it off the market as part of the acceptance. If you are selling, you can show your intent by agreeing to remove it from other potential buyers’ interest.
As a buyer, you can withdraw your offer at any time (and, as a seller, you can reject an offer at any time) up to the exchange of contracts, which means you are now legally committed to go through with the transaction at the agreed price. You should check your contract with both the estate agent and your conveyancing solicitor as there may be fees and other penalties associated with pulling out of the transaction after the offer was initially agreed.
If you decide to withdraw from the contract after exchange, then you are in breach. This means, if you’re the buyer, the seller is entitled to keep whatever agreed sum has been set for the deposit, and could claim damages; as the seller, you will be liable to pay interest accrued during the Notice to Complete period as well as the deposit, and the potential for claiming losses, and the buyer has to return everything about the property at the seller’s expense.
I am buying a £393000 home in Anerley. What should be calculated for stamp duty?
The Stamp Duty you will owe will rely on the valuation. For a property sold for £393000, stamp duty is £11790 (source: www.hmrc.gov.uk, January 2013).
We have requested a conveyancing quote from you. Could I be expected to pay any extra costs?
Homeward Legal never charge any additional fees. Some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs, meaning that your final bill could be much higher.