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Conveyancing in Brixton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

Noted Brixton interest

Brixton London Windmill, Imperial War Museum Aviation Museum and Jewel Tower English Heritage are close at hand to Brixton.

Brixton's nearest airport is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 3 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 16 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 21 mile s, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 14 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 14 miles, Elstree Airport is 16 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 11 miles away. Brixton train station is around a mile from Brixton.

The most convenient hospital for Brixton is Kings College Denmark Hill.

Q.

I need to find a solicitor that offers cheap conveyancing in Brixton. What do I need to check for?

A.

Numerous property lawyers claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However additional fees may increase your final bill. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

Q.

The purchase is completing next February, what should be calculated for stamp duty?

A.

The Stamp Duty which will be owed depends on the value of the house or flat. For a Brixton property worth £1060000, stamp duty is £53000.

Q.

What length of time should I expect it to take my assigned conveyancer to get through the conveyancing work for the top floor of forties house we hope to buy?

A.

Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere from 1 month to 3 months, contingent on various things, like the efficiency of the vendor's property lawyer, or the time taken to issue draft contracts.

Our property lawyers are focused on speed and communication you moving home as quickly as realistically possible.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Brixton?

A.

Brixton is located in London Borough of Lambeth Council, Town Hall, Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1RW, contact: 020 7926 1000

Q.

Does homewardlegal.co.uk handle the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Brixton?

A.

Yes - Our firm is able to work with residential property auction procedures. It is not uncommon for difficult to value auction lots such as building land are listed in auctions and these want extra. We therefore strongly encourage bidders to select an auction experienced conveyancing lawyer well in advance of the property auction date to allow sufficient time for a thorough investigation.

Following the auction the lawyer is fully able to concentrate on finishing the legal work inside the reduced time frame as required .

Q.

I am expecting to move out of our terraced house in Brixton into our new home in Streatham . What is the best point to select a removals firm?

A.

Most solicitors tend to advocate that home vendors wait organising removals until such time as exchange of contracts as an agreed moving date will not have been formalised. Some removals firms will charge a rearrangement payment

Local firms include Jones Rolls Royce, 199 Brixton Hill, London, SW2 5LR Phone: 020 8291 6286 or Fulham Removals Ltd, 141 157 Acre La, London, SW2 5UA Tel: 020 7978 8200.

Q.

Would ordering a home buyers survey be sensible when we are purchasing a property?

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It is strongly recommended that purchasers arrange a property surveyor to perform a survey. There can be a wide range of concerns which have a negative impact on a property, that will not be addressed during the conveyancing process. These can include subsidence or flat roof leaks.

Q.

We have had a quote from you. Will I have to pay any hidden charges?

A.

No. Homeward Legal do not hide any hidden extra charges whatsoever.

 
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