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Conveyancing in Beckenham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

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.


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


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.


How much is the council tax on a Sixties semi-detached property in Beckenham?


Typically the report on title should cover the appropriate Bromley council tax band.

Council tax rates for properties in Beckenham are tabled at the Bromley council website. Currently, 23/09/2012, rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £865.00
  • Band B - £1,010.00
  • Band C - £1,154.00
  • Band D - £1,298.00
  • Band E - £1,586.00
  • Band F - £1,875.00
  • Band G - £2,163.00
  • Band H - £2,596.00


In the next month we are expecting to be finally moving out of our detached house just outside Beckenham to a larger flat in Bickley when to book a house removal firm?

We will advise that buyers delay until after contracts have exchanged has occurred as the firm date will not have been confirmed. Some house removals firms might impose a late cancellation fee . Why not try AAA REMOVALS Ltd, 1 Brook Ct/Blakeney Rd, Beckenham, BR3 1HG Telephone: 020 8401 8778 or Anicemanwithavan.Com, 56 Copers Cope Rd, Beckenham, BR3 1NB on 0844 332 8495.


Will we need to get a chancel search? We are buying a residence near a church furlong in Beckenham.


In Beckenham, where land was once owned by a lay rectors, new owners of that property may be obliged to cover the cost of maintenance of church property in the locality. A number of sources are used to identify liability, including parish records. Churches in this area where a chancel search may be appropriate include St George, Holy Trinity, Holy Trinity and Christ Church.


Has soil in Beckenham been contaminated by molybdenum (Mo)?


Beckenham's local area has a history of contamination from agriculture or industry, like much of the UK. Data on many contaminants, such as acidic compounds, will be included in an environmental search.


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


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.


Which environmental factors can affect land in Beckenham. Will they be checked for thoroughly?


Property in Beckenham may be contaminated by many environmental factors, such as waste treatment sites in the area and local historic industrial processes. An environmental search should offer more information.


What are the alternatives when buying a semi detached house in a Bromley council designated conservation area ?


An integral part of the property legal includes ordering of LLC1 searches of the Bromley authority to ascertain conservation area status and the required permission for any modifications. .