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Conveyancing in Blackfen Q & A's

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Updated: 17/07/17

Noted Blackfen interest

Erith London Windmill, Eltham Palace English Heritage and Museum of the Royal Arttillery:Firepower Aviation Museum are situated in Blackfen.

Blackfen's closest station is Welling. Blackfen's nearest airport is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 24 miles, London Heliport Airport is 13 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 24 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 23 miles, Elstree Airport is 23 miles, Rochester Airport is 19 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 9 miles away.

The closest hospital for Blackfen is Queen Marys Sidcup.

Q.

We need a cheap solicitor quote for purchasing a house. Will we get a quote or and estimate?

A.

Various firms promote theoretically cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional costs may inflate the final invoice. A quote should state any disbursements. Any costs included in your solicitor's terms needs to be clearly defined and only come into force where your conveyancer must complete work beyond standard conveyancing in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

Q.

We are purchasing a £368000. What will be calculated for stamp duty?

A.

The rate of stamp duty you must pay will depend on the purchase price. It will be £11040 on a £368000 property (information correct 17/02/2013).

Q.

What are the pitfalls if we invest in a Blackfen flat within a Bexley local authority designated conservation area ?

A.

An integral part of the due diligence for buyers includes procurement of searches of Bexley local authority to check conservation area status and permission for alterations. If no appropriate consents can be provided your Blackfen conveyancing solicitor

will inform you of all options e.g. getting covered by an indemnity insurance or seeking retrospective consent from Bexley council.

Q.

What kind of additional enquiries in connection with the uncertain risk of possible flooding in Bexley will my Blackfen lawyer look into?

A.

An important component in the legal process of buying a property involves the solicitor making an application for property conveyancing searches that set out detail on the Blackfen flood risk. On (27-Dec-12) there were no warnings around the River Shuttle in Blackfen, Sidcup, Old Bexley and Crayford at the The River Cray from St Mary's Cray to Crayford, including Hall Place and the River Shuttle from Blackfen through Sidcup to Old Bexley including Lamorbey Park

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Does the Blackfen conveyancer apply for any property on the London Sixties mid terrace property we are buying?

A.

If buying and obtaining a mortgage the building society of bank will expect at least specific searches, including the following for properties in Blackfen: Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environment Search as well as any specific searches, which may include a Official Search of Whole with Priority (OS1).

Q.

I have to find fast Blackfen conveyancing solicitors - is that your solicitors?

A.

Homeward Legal has an extremely proactive approach to conducting conveyancing. Our conveyancers approach to conveyancing is to employ leading edge IT and CMS systems .

More importantly , we give you a panel of solicitor incentivised to communicate through the whole of the buyer and seller chain .

Q.

How can we find out more data the status of conservation areas in Blackfen?

A.

English Heritage, a government body, have created records of the state of conservation areas. Conservation areas in Blackfen for example whether trees can be cut down, extensions or traffic signs are overseen by the local authority (Bexley).

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Which local authority looks after Blackfen?

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Blackfen is located in London Borough of Bexley Council, Civic Offices, Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7LB, phone: 020 8303 7781

 
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