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Conveyancing in Bickley Q & A's

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Updated: 21/04/17

Buying a property in the Bickley area? Practical regional services information -

The nearest station to Bickley is Chislehurst. The nearest airport to Bickley is London Biggin Hill Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 23 miles, London City Airport is 7 miles, London Heliport Airport is 11 miles s, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 20 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 20 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 22 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 23 miles, Elstree Airport is 24 miles, Rochester Airport is 20 miles and away.

The neighbouring hospital for Bickley is Queen Marys Sidcup.

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We are trying to find a cheap Bickley solicitor for buying a residence. What should I check?

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Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many homeowners, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many firms offer cheap conveyancing, but additional fees are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. Any extra fees included in terms of engagement should be reasonable. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid should be included on any quote for conveyancing in BickleyOur quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Would arranging a survey be required when buying a house?

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We firmly suggest that all purchasers order a building survey. There can be a range of defects that will impact a property, which include blocked drains. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.

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Why can Bickley property legal work require months?

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Bickley conveyancing can endure stressful setbacks. Homeward Legal know how much extra stress these can cause and strive to lessen their consequences wherever a difference can be made by driving the sale or purchase forward. Delays can include problems with arranging a mortgage.

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What are our options if we buy a loft conversion in a Bromley planning authority conservation area ?

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An integral part of the due diligence for buyers includes the application for searches of Bromley planning authority to see conservation area status and the required consent for changes. .

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Should we get a chancel search when we are buying a Bickley home near a 1500s 'church furlong'?

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In Bickley, some owners can be required to contribute towards the cost of upkeep of church property in the locality. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. Your conveyancing lawyer will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Church lands in the local area which may give rise to chancel liability include St George and St Wenefrede.

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What is the council tax on a Fifties terraced property in Bickley?

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Normally a conveyancer's title report will contain the appropriate Bromley council tax band. The latest tax rates for residents of Bickley are detailed online at the Bromley council website. As at, 31/12/2012, rates are:

  • 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

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We are buying in Bickley on a newly development brownfield land. Is tin top-soil contamination likely?

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Government policy is in place to control pollution, waste, water and chemical contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as fertilisers and water contaminants such as landfill leachate.

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For a fast exchange and completion to buy a £826k home, what can we do to speed up the conveyancing process?

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Crucial to faster conveyancing is to instruct a proactive and experienced lawyer. Beyond that, there are a number of tasks you, as the purchaser, can also do, including, keeping in regular contact with your lawyer, responding to your lawyer by phone, fax or email wherever possible and clarifying your mortgage lender's requirements.

 
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