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Conveyancing in Bedford Hill Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 11/10/17

Moving into a residential property in Bedford Hill? Useful nearby transport and services details -

Bedford Hill's nearest train station is Balham and Bedford Hill's closest airport is London City Airport (10 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 14 miles, London Heliport Airport is 3 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 15 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 20 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 20 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 13 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 14 miles, Elstree Airport is 17 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 11 miles away.

The closest hospital to Bedford Hill is Springfield University Tooting Bec.

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How do I get a cheap solicitor for purchasing a property?

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The confusion over this point catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many firms offer cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra fees may increase the final bill. Extra charges found in the small print needs to be reasonable. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

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Is there any detailed record about the conservation areas in Bedford Hill?

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English Heritage have conducted a survey and created a list of the state of conservation areas. Conservation are issues, for example paths and footpaths, coloured road surfaces or back illuminated signs are handled by the local authority (Lambeth).

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Which Bedford Hill mortgage lender panels are you a member of?

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Most lenders in Bedford Hill are on our panels. Bedford Hill lenders and mortgage specialists include Money Direct, 114 Falcon Rd, London, SW11 2LH, S M B Finance, 67 Brookwood Rd, London, SW18 5BG, and DGS Mortgage Solutions Ltd, 84 Balham High Rd, London, SW12 9AG. The lawyer whom you have instructed can carry out any relevant lender-imposed searches or checks.

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I am purchasing a £903000, how is stamp duty tax worked out?

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Stamp Duty in Bedford Hill will depend on the purchase price. Stamp duty will be £36120 on a £903000 home (information correct March 2013).

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Is contaminated land a problem for any houses in Bedford Hill?

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Residential property will be contaminated by a wide range of factors caused by man and by nature, such as sand or clay quarries and other sources of contaminated land. An environmental search will give more detail.

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In regards to the fact that last year was second wettest year since 1920, I am asking whether flood searches aren't detailed enough?

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The lawyer in Bedford Hill should get additional informative flood risk searches if the first conveyancing searches spots a any kind of local Bedford Hill flood risk.

For extra history it may be sensible to speak to a next door neighbour.

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My friend has experience of the conveyancing process when selling a home , Is it wise to take care of legal conveyancing process ourselves?

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Should you desire t have a try you can engage in the greater majority of the conveyancing without external help from a proficient Bedford Hill property solicitor .

Naturally firms and their solicitors would argue that this choice is a potentially hazardous endeavour as DIY conveyancers take huge risks in operating without relevant professional indemnity insurance that all solicitors firms always carry.

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Should I get a chancel search if my family are buying near a priory built in the 13th Century in Bedford Hill?

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Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Bedford Hill Church council. A chancel search is used to confirm whether such a liability exists. Your solicitor will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability.