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Conveyancing in Avery Hill Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/07/17

Thinking of re-locating to the Avery Hill area? Relevant nearby travel and services facts and figures -

Avery Hill's nearest airport is London City Airport (4 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 24 miles, London Heliport Airport is 12 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 23 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 23 miles, Elstree Airport is 23 miles, Rochester Airport is 20 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 9 miles away and Avery Hill's closest station is New Eltham.

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Noted Avery Hill interest

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Erith London Windmill, Eltham Palace English Heritage and Museum of the Royal Arttillery:Firepower Aviation Museum are close at hand to Avery Hill.

The most convenient hospital to Avery Hill is Memorial Eltham.

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What are the best conveyancing rates for a £248k property?

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Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many conveyancers promote so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra costs can inflate the solicitor's invoice. Additional charges needs to be reasonable and clear. They come into force only if your lawyer is required to complete extra work for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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Does a Avery Hill conveyancing solicitor do any property conveyancing searches on the London Fifties terraced bungalow we are buying?

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When you are taking out a mortgage a mortgage lender requires you to at least specific searches, including the following for properties in Avery Hill: Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search,, and possibly area-specific searches, which might include Index Map.

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Is there any detailed record on the conservation areas in Avery Hill?

Conservation are issues including area development, removal of front gardens for parking or traffic signs are governed by the local Bexley planning authority.

English Heritage, a government body, have assembled a list of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas.

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Would ordering a house survey be advisable when buying a property, irrespective of its condition?

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We strongly advise that purchasers book a property survey. Buyers should be aware that there are a wide range of defects which have a negative impact on a property, which a conveyancing solicitor will not report on. These include subsidence.

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What is gazumping?

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This arises when a property seller approves a buyer's offer and then dismisses it, selecting instead a higher offer. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a chance of being gazumped. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a proactive solicitor early.

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What length of time does it take the solicitor to accomplish all of the legal work for the lower floor of fifties home we are thinking of buying?

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Completion can take anywhere from one month to 12 weeks dependent on various things, like the efficiency of the sellers lawyer, or the speed of the local authority.

Homeward Legal's property lawyers are focused on communication, with the aim of completing the legal process as rapidly as possible.

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What are the alternatives if we acquire a loft conversion located inside a Bexley local authority designated conservation area ?

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Part of the legal process involves carrying out searches of the Bexley authority to ascertain conservation area status and permission for developments. In the event that no local authority consents be available your conveyancing solicitor will recommend the alternatives like buying an indemnity insurance or requesting retrospective permission.

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Our lender is First Active, is there anything I need to know?

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Prior to recent changes, almost all solicitors could perform legal work for both buyers and mortgage lenders. Purchasers should know that some lenders have reduced the number of firms on their approved panel, which may result in increased conveyancing costs for home buyers. We, however, can act on behalf of all major UK mortgage lenders.

 
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