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Conveyancing in Biggin Hill Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/10/17

Biggin Hill area info

Keston London Windmill and Downe Down House (Charles Darwin) English Heritage are in Biggin Hill.

Biggin Hill's nearest airport is London Biggin Hill Airport (0 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 23 miles, London City Airport is 12 miles, London Heliport Airport is 14 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 15 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 15 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 23 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 25 miles, Rochester Airport is 21 mile and away. Biggin Hill's closest train station is Hayes.

The most convenient hospital to Biggin Hill is Princess Royal University Orpington.

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I need discount conveyancing. What should we check?

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Several firms offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional fees may increase the final invoice. Any fees listed in terms of engagement should be fair and reasonable. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.

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I am going to a property auction and will would like arrange fast conveyancing, what can we do to speed up the conveyancing process?

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Finding a proactive, diligent property lawyer is the key to fast conveyancing. There are several things you as the buyer can do to speed up the process, such as, promptly completing and return any forms, keeping in regular contact with the property lawyer and arranging your mortgage offer.

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Do you work with many mortgage lenders with Biggin Hill branches?

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The Homeward Legal group have solicitors with experience working alongside most lenders approved by the CML. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Biggin Hill, like Byrne Sarah, 3 Steeple Heights Dr, Biggin Hill, Westerham, TN16 3UN, Grosvenor Partnership, 39 Rochester Av, Bromley, BR1 3DN, and Esteema Financial Solutions Ltd, 40 Homesdale Rd, Bromley, BR2 9LD.

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Which local authority is responsible for Biggin Hill?

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Biggin Hill is located in London Borough of Bromley Council, Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH, contact: 020 8464 3339

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Is it necessary that I get a chancel search if you are buying a property close by a church built in around the 14th Century in Biggin Hill?

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Some owners in Biggin Hill can be required to contribute towards maintenance of a church in the area. After the passing of an Act in 2002, interest over any affected land in Biggin Hill must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Ecclesiastical properties in this area include St Mark.

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What are the reasons why Biggin Hill property legal work for a sale takes such a long time?

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The legal work involved in buying or selling Biggin Hill property will occasionally be held up. Homeward Legal understand that these can cause considerable stress and seek to diminish the burden of these delays by driving the transaction forward. Common delays include slow third parties such as landlords or managing agents.

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The web is full of an increasing number guidebooks giving details on DIY conveyancing e.g. A Practical Approach to Commercial Conveyancing and Property . Do we necessarily want to use a Biggin Hill solicitor ?

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It is certainly possible to handle the conveyancing yourself.

However, a conveyancing solicitor in Biggin Hill is in charge of a huge array of exercises ranging from interpreting replies to enquiries or ongoing communication with the other sides solicitors some of which are more safely handled with appropriate a skilled professional. Despite that legal firms always have indemnity cover to shield you in the event of any failures.

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We are buying on a ex-industrial site. Can the soil still be contaminated?

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Given the history of industry and agriculture in parts of Biggin Hill, top-soil contamination is unavoidable. Other sources of contaminated land include groundwater contaminants like detergents and organohalides.