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Conveyancing in Battersea Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/05/18

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 you recommend that I get a chancel search? I am buying close to a 1400s vicarage in Battersea.

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Some owners in Battersea can be required to contribute towards the cost of repairs to older church buildings. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. The solicitor carrying out the legal work for your move will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Battersea ecclesiastical properties where chancel liability may apply include Fields, All Saints, Rise, St Mark, Lavender Hill, The Ascension and Fields, All Saints.

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As a consequence of the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall we are wondering whether flood searches won't be detailed enough?

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A qualified Battersea conveyancing solicitor should get flood searches if the standard searches identifies a Battersea flood risk area

For more peace of mind it could be worth trying to get in touch with a next door neighbour.

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What type of investigation as respects the potential risk of a flood at Wandsworth will my solicitor in Battersea look into?

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An essential component in the legal due diligence process involves a solicitor making an application for conveyancing searches that set out specific information with respect to Battersea flood risk. On (05-Dec-08) there were no warnings around the Tidal Thames from Deptford Creek to Wandsworth Bridge at the River Thames including areas in the boroughs of Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark, Lambeth and Wandsworth

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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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Which Battersea mortgage lender panels are you on?

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Of lenders with offices nearby Battersea, we with many. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Battersea include Bank, 33-37 Northcote Rd, London, SW11 1NJ, and Joslin Paul Associates, 250 York Rd, London, SW11 3SJ.

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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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How is Battersea contaminated land investigated?

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Many of contaminants may spoil property, like waste treatment sites in the area. An environmental search will give more detail.