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Conveyancing in Beckenham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 29/11/16

Planning to moving to the area? Relevant local public service details -

The nearest airport to Beckenham is London Biggin Hill Airport (6 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 19 miles, London City Airport is 8 miles, London Heliport Airport is 8 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 19 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 19 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 19 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 20 miles, Elstree Airport is 22 miles, Rochester Airport is 24 miles and away and the closest train station to Beckenham is Beckenham Junction, almost a mile away.

Beckenham is the closest hospital for Beckenham.

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How do we find a cheap solicitor for buying a home?

A.

Both high-street and online property lawyers purport to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately extra charges are often hiding in the terms of engagement that homeowners often do not check. Any disbursements ought to be listed on a Beckenham conveyancing quote. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

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My partner and I are planning to buy in Beckenham, and would like to check that there are any designated conservation areas.

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Locales deemed to be of 'special architectural and historic interest', such as picturesque villages, will be recorded as conservation areas. Your property solicitor will advise further, in regard to relevant conservation area restrictions in Beckenham.

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When do I need to arrange a solicitor to handle our transaction?

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Whether you are buying or selling in Beckenham, the faster you instruct the better. The legal work can then start very early in the process. Early instruction of a firm could mitigate the chance of the transaction aborting.

Q.

Do we need a chancel search if I am intending to buy in the parish of Hammersmith, near Beckenham?

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A conveyancing solicitor should confirm that a chancel search be ordered. Through some Parochial Church Councils have determined to charge chancel repairs on the owners, it is not possible to be certain that a parish which has not imposed liability will not be so in future, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.

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Does your conveyancing solicitor in Beckenham carry out any conveyancing searches on the London Regency end-of-terrace flat I am intending to buy?

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If buying and taking out a mortgage the lender insist that a solicitor to get at least specific searches, including these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and, depending on certain criteria, less common searches such as Commons Registration Search.

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My estate agent has referred a property solicitor who they generally use. Will it be faster to use this solicitor?

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If you choose a law firm this way, you your agent may be able to encourage a solicitor to complete sooner. These referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, as there is a risk that the agent may suggest the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best value for you.

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Following recent news about the fact that 4 of the top 5 wettest years recorded were in last 12 years, I am asking whether property environmental searches aren't exacting enough?

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Your conveyancing solicitor in Beckenham will carry out rigorous property conveyancing searches if the environmental search determines a risk of flooding in Beckenham.

For greater history why not contact a local resident.

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Where can we determine more data on the upkeep of conservation areas in Beckenham and Beckenham?

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Conservation area concerns including whether trees can be cut down, non sympathetic doors or modern telephone boxes etc. are managed by the local Bromley planning authority. Following a campaign, English Heritage administer a list of the state of conservation areas in Beckenham and across England.

 
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