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Conveyancing in Brockley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

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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Bookshops and the web both have an abundance of on and offline publications giving details on doing your own legal work. Do we necessarily have to use property solicitor in Brockley ?

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In theory, there is no reason at all why a seller cant carry out the your own conveyancing unaided. That said, a lawyer is familiar with a huge array of actions e.g. chasing any missing replies/clarifications to enquiries and checking for any restrictive covenants some of which are more safely handled with appropriate a skilled professional. In any event however, solicitors firms

always be covered by insurance that ultimately protects you in the event of omissions made by the lawyer.

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Will the fees for our conveyancing conceal any hidden costs?

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No. Homeward Legal do not charge any hidden extra costs whatsoever. You should be aware that some firms only provide estimates disguised as quotes, which they will not be bound to.

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How much is the council tax on a Fifties terraced property in Brockley?

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Customarily the conveyancer's title report will cover the Lewisham council tax band. Council tax rates for residents of Brockley are tabled at the Lewisham local authority site. As of 06 February 2013 rates are:

  • Band A - £899.00
  • Band B - £1,049.00
  • Band C - £1,199.00
  • Band D - £1,349.00
  • Band E - £1,649.00
  • Band F - £1,948.00
  • Band G - £2,248.00
  • Band H - £2,698.00

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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) .

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How do I confirm that a building is in a conservation area?

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Conservation areas safeguard streets and neighbourhoods recognised as being of architectural or historic interest. The property solicitor handling your purchase can advise further and confirm potential liability for unauthorised works.

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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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Is contaminated land in Brockley an issue for many homes?

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Property may have been contaminated by several natural causes and human activities. Contaminants including petroleum and fuel sites will be investigated during the conveyancing process.

 
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