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Conveyancing in Brixton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

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.

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What do we need to be aware of if purchasing a house inside a Lambeth planning authority designated conservation area ?

A.

An integral part of conveyancing for purchasers includes carrying out searches of Lambeth council to check conservation area status and formal approval for modifications. .

If no appropriate consents be in evidence your conveyancing solicitor will give you professional advice on all options like getting covered by an indemnity policy or seeking retrospective permission from the council.

Q.

We are using a lender based in Lambeth, and need to know which Brixton lenders you can work with. Whose panels are you on?

Of lenders with branches in or near Brixton, we with many. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Lloyd & Co, 112C Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1AH, and UK Property Finance, Unit 82 Eurolink Business Centre/49 Effra Rd, London, SW2 1BZ.

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How do I avoid being gazumped?

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Gazumping occurs when a seller accepts an offer and then dismisses it, selecting instead another buyer's offer. There is almost always a risk of being gazumped. Consider instructing an efficient solicitor as soon as you can to reduce the chance of your offer being gazumped.

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How can we uncover more info on the conservation areas in Brixton and Brixton?

A.

English Heritage administer records of the condition of conservation areas. Local conservation areas e.g. upkeep of paths, the addition of stone cladding or poorly maintained public spaces are handled by the local authority (Lambeth).

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What sort of additional enquiries in relation to the risk of flooding around Lambeth will a solicitor in Brixton look over for a residential house I am intending to purchase?

A.

The property conveyancing solicitor applies for official environmental searches that will include Brixton flood risk area data. A recent check (22-Dec-12) there were no warnings around the South Devon Coast from Plymouth to Lyme Regis at the tributaries between Norton Ferris and Wilton

Q.

What causes the purchase conveyancing process in Brixton to go on for so long?

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Conveyancing in Brixton could take more time than budgeted for many reasons. Sometimes, these causes are beyond the solicitors' influence. We work hard to diminish the impact of these delays if it can be achieved. Common delays can include a slow firm acting for the lender.

Q.

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

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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.

 
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