It seems that tin soil contamination may be an issue in Bromley. Please advise.
Restrictions exist to manage soil contamination, some contaminants, however, can impact the local environment years after exposure. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Bromley, including local authorities.
We plan to purchase a converted chapel in St Mary le Strand. Will we need a chancel search?
Regardless of the Bromley parish you are buying in, the property lawyer may suggest that a chancel search is taken out. Through some parish councils have chosen to charge chancel repairs on the owners, there is no way to be certain that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will not be so in future.
We need to complete this home purchase as soon as possible, can we arrange fast conveyancing?
The key to a fast completion is to use a proactive, diligent conveyancing solicitor. There are numerous tasks you, as the purchaser, can also do to speed up the process, including, pushing the conveyancing solicitor to begin enquiries as soon as possible, quickly completing and return any forms and ordering a property survey early in the transaction.
Doing your own conveyancing without the support of a conveyancing solicitor in Bromley is becoming possible when buying and selling a flat , but would it be practicable ?
There are no reasons why a home buyer shouldn't take care of the majority of the legal process without the help of a qualified property solicitor in Bromley.
However, a Bromley property solicitor carries out a large array of assignments such as approving pre exchange checklists or applying for searches most of which really need adequate training.
Is it easy to sell a house without using an estate agent?
It’s relatively straightforward to sell your own home without involving an estate agent, although you should be warned that it’s a time-consuming process (which is why agents set a certain fee to pay for their time in getting your home sold).
First you need to get a proper valuation of your home, which can be done by paying a chartered surveyor and registered valuer, or you can research the house prices in the area for similar properties to get an idea of how they are selling.
Once you are happy with the price, you can advertise the property (there are several free sites that allow you to do this). Legally, you’re required to obtain an Energy Performance Certificate for the property before putting it up for sale, so you’ll need to organize a registered energy assessor to create this for you. Then you can start arranging viewings and negotiate an agreed price with anyone who is interested.
We would recommend, however, that you sign up with an estate agent as they can do all the leg work for you. The key thing, though, is to understand their fees and rates before signing an agreement with them.
Which of the lender panels in Bromley are your solicitors on?
The Homeward Legal partnership have solicitors who have experience working with the majority of lenders assisting home buyers in Bromley. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Chancery Mortgage Services Ltd, 17 Langdon Rd, Bromley, BR2 9JS, Grosvenor Partnership, 39 Rochester Av, Bromley, BR1 3DN, and Mortgage Den, 94 Beckenham La, Bromley, BR2 0DW.
How much is the council tax on a terraced house in Bromley?
Normally a conveyancing report on title will contain the appropriate Bromley council tax band.
Council tax charges for residents of Bromley are published online at the Bromley council website. On 06/11/2012 rates are:
- Band A - £865.00
- Band B - £1,010.00
- Band C - £1,154.00
- Band D - £1,298.00
- Band E - £1,586.00
- Band F - £1,875.00
- Band G - £2,163.00
- Band H - £2,596.00