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Conveyancing in Brockley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 12/02/18

Local points of interest in Brockley

Brixton London Windmill, Blackheath Old Dover Rd Library Art Gallery and Eltham Palace English Heritage are situated in Brockley.

The nearest airport to Brockley is London City Airport (5 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 18 miles, London Heliport Airport is 7 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 20 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 22 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 22 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 18 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 18 miles, Elstree Airport is 19 miles, Rochester Airport is 25 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 10 miles away. The closest station to Brockley is Crofton Park, around a mile away.

The closest hospital is University Lewisham.

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I need a fixed rate conveyancing quote in Brockley. How do I get a quote?

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Both high-street and online conveyancers offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra fees will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Charges included in terms of engagement ought to be reasonable and only be applied if your conveyancer must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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How can the sale conveyancing process require so much time and effort?

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The legal work involved in buying or selling Brockley property could take more time even where there is no chain. In some cases, the delays are beyond a solicitor's power. We understand that these can cause considerable stress and do our best to diminish the consequences of these delays whenever feasible by driving the transaction forward. Delays may include a slow firm acting for the lender.

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Do you recommend that we get a chancel liability search? We are buying near a church constructed around the 17th Century in Brockley.

Repair costs resulting from chancel liability can total hundreds of thousands of pounds. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a Brockley property, but an indemnity policy may be available to protect the new owners. A conveyancing lawyer will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Brockley church properties where chancel liability may apply include St Andrew and St Peter's.

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How do I learn more info the status of Brockley and Brockley conservation areas?

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English Heritage keep a list of the state of conservation areas in Brockley and across England. Conservation areas in Brockley, such as public spaces, the addition of stone cladding or advertising hoardings are governed by the local authority (Lewisham).

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Does a Brockley conveyancing solicitor apply for any property on the London Fifties mid terrace house I want to buy?

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If applying for a mortgage a mortgage lender requires you to at least these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search and Environmental, as well as any less common searches, which may include a Land charges full Search.

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Should I get a house survey?

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Homeward Legal strongly recommend that most purchasers arrange a survey. There are a range of defects that have a negative impact on a property, including poor drainage. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

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How long on average should it take our assigned solicitor to handle all of the conveyancing formalities on a semi detached Victorian house in Brockley?

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The process can take anywhere from a month to twelve weeks, which can be affected by any number of issues e.g. the speed of the vendor's property lawyer, or re-negotiations following a survey. Our conveyancers in Brockley are highly results-orientated exchanging in as little time as achievable.

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We want fast Brockley solicitors - is that your company?

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Homeward Legal takes a speed focused modus operandi to conducting necessary legal work.

Our method is different as we have invested in leading edge technology and CMS systems . Importantly , we give you a conveyancing property lawyer incentivised to communicate with all parties in the property chain (line of buyers and sellers) .