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Conveyancing in Battersea Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

Battersea attractions and landmarks

Carlyle's House National Trust , Wandsworth London Windmill, Science Museum Kensington Aviation Museum and Apsley House English Heritage are near to Battersea.

The closest station to Battersea is Queenstown Road. The nearest airport to Battersea is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 13 miles, London Heliport Airport is 1 mile s, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 14 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 22 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 22 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 13 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 12 miles, Elstree Airport is 15 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 13 miles away.

The closest hospital to Battersea is Nightingale Chelsea.

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We are trying to find a fixed rate conveyancing quote. Can you assist?

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Many online and high street firms offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional costs can increase the final invoice. Additional charges included in the solicitor's terms should be fair and clearly defined. The conveyancing quote ought to list third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.

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Do we need to be nervous about gazumping?

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Gazumping describes circumstances where a house seller accepts an offer and then dismisses it, selecting instead a greater offer. The risk of getting gazumped is present in any transaction. Instructing your property solicitor early should help to mitigate this risk.

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I have a requirement for very fast Battersea solicitors, is that Homeward Legals solicitors?

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Homeward Legal takes an extremely efficient style to completing the legal work to meet the home sellers needs.

Homeward Legals conveyancing solicitors attempt to communicate through the whole of the property chain (sequence of buyers and sellers) and utilise the very latest integrated and information technology systems to exchange on the property sale to your preferred move date.

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Does the Battersea conveyancer conduct any searches on the London Edwardian detached bungalow I am intending to buy?

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If purchasing and obtaining a mortgage a mortgage lender requires you to specific searches, including - Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search, as well as any area-specific searches, like a Commons Registration (CON290).

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Does your solicitors firm manage the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Battersea?

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Yes - Our company is highly knowledgeable with buyers at auction. Traditionally more complicated to convey properties such as properties not registered at the Land Registry, are bought at auction which tend to necessitate increased due diligence by the lawyer. Lawyers therefore recommend bidders to appoint an experienced conveyancing solicitor before the auction day for a detailed investigation of the documents. Subsequently, immediately after the property auction your chosen lawyer will be prepared for quickly finishing the legal side of things inside the limited time as usually required .

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How early do you need to instruct a conveyancer?

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In simple terms, earlier is preferable. Instructing your solicitor sooner can reduce any chance of your sale or purchase falling though.

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What are the alternatives if we buy a location] house located inside a Wandsworth local authority designated conservation area ?

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An integral part of the due diligence for buyers involves procurement of searches of Wandsworth local authority to find out conservation area status and permission for any changes. .

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How can I discover additional data the status of the conservation areas in Battersea?

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Local Battersea conservation area matters, for example trees, dormer windows or traffic signs etc. are handled by the local Wandsworth planning authority. English Heritage, a government body, maintain a list of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas.

 
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