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Conveyancing in Bexleyheath Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 10/07/17

Are you buying or selling a house in the area? Useful local Bexleyheath services facts and figures ;

Bexleyheath's nearest train station is Bexleyheath at 1 mile s. Bexleyheath's closest airport is London City Airport. London Heliport Airport is 14 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 25 miles, Elstree Airport is 25 miles, Rochester Airport is 18 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 10 miles away.

The neighbouring hospital for Bexleyheath is Erith & District.

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How do I find a discount conveyancing estimate?

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Several firms promote theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional fees are often hiding in small print. Any extra costs should be fair. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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What are Bexleyheath's conveyancing searches?

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Searches are an accepted set of enquiries carried out in the interest of the purchaser, which may include a British waterways search. Whether buying in Bexleyheath or elsewhere, you should be aware that, conveyancing searches deal with the legal aspects of the purchase.

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the Royal Bank of Scotland is going to be our lender - what do I need to check?

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Traditionally, it was usually straightforward for solicitors to act for both a buyer and their lender. House buyers need to be aware that some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel', which may result in greater conveyancing costs for purchasers. Homeward Legal, fortunately, can act on behalf of most lenders.

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How do I find out more data about the Bexleyheath and Bexleyheath conservation areas?

Following a campaign, English Heritage keep a list of the condition of conservation areas. Local Bexleyheath conservation areas such as area development, loft extensions or neglected buildings are overseen by the local authority (Bexley).

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What due diligence about the potential risk of local flooding in the Bexley region will the Bexleyheath conveyancing solicitor look into?

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A key part of the conveyancing protocol carried out when buying a property involves a solicitor carrying out environmental searches that provide specific information about the potential Bexleyheath historical flood risk. A more specific flood history/risk search (e.g Homecheck) may be recommended by a Bexleyheath property solicitor if the results of the initial searches identify any risk of flooding. At the time of writing (03/01/13) indications at the Environment Agency flood reports website do not list any flood warnings in Bexleyheath.

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Is lithium (Li) contamination regularly sampled in Bexleyheath soil?

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Bexleyheath and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. Also considering issues such as water contaminants such as organic compounds, contaminants affecting Bexleyheath property will be factored into an environmental search.

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Are there many purchasers in Bexleyheath gazumped?

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The practice of rejecting a previously accepted offer after a new buyer makes a more attractive offer is called gazumping. There is almost always a danger of gazumping. Instructing your solicitor as soon as you can is a key first step to reducing this risk.

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What is the council tax on a semi-detached Band A property in Bexleyheath?

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You will be told about your property's band in the conveyancing report on title. The correct charges for residents of Bexleyheath are detailed at the Bexley council site. At the time of authoring on 28 December 2012 rates are:

  • Band A - £957.00
  • Band B - £1,116.00
  • Band C - £1,276.00
  • Band D - £1,435.00
  • Band E - £1,754.00
  • Band F - £2,073.00
  • Band G - £2,392.00
  • Band H - £2,871.00

 
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