By Frances Traynor
19th October 2017
"The ideal legal experts to handle your move."
When buying or selling a home in Catford, you will need to get a property lawyer to complete the legal side of things on your behalf.
Homeward Legal's solicitor panel have a wealth of experience of conveyancing in Catford and throughout Lewisham. Our proactive approach means we complete the transaction faster than other firms.
Our property lawyers carry out all the conveyancing work for your house move for a fixed cost.
If for any reason your London move does not complete you will not be charged any conveyancing solicitors fees for buying and selling a property.
Using their area conveyancing experience, our solicitors will guide you through every aspect of the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
The nearest airport to Catford is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 20 miles, London Heliport Airport is 8 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 21 mile s, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 20 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 19 miles, Elstree Airport is 20 miles, Rochester Airport is 24 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 8 miles away. Hither Green train station is around 1 mile from Catford.Q.
Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse, Eltham Palace English Heritage and Blackheath Old Dover Rd Library Art Gallery are easily accessible from Catford.
The neighbouring hospital for Catford is University Lewisham.Q.
This matter catches out many property buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Often extra costs may be added into small print. Any charges needs to be reasonable and be applied only where your solicitor must perform additional tasks on your behalf, 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.Q.
Almost always a title report will give detail the appropriate Lewisham council tax band. Council tax charges for properties in Catford are detailed online at the Lewisham council site. At the time of writing on 19 February 2013 band rates are:
It is heavily suggested that all buyers in Catford book a house surveyor when purchasing in Catford. There can be a range of concerns that will impact a property. These can
include cracks around door frames and rotten roof timbers, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.Q.
It is not always clear whether an itemised charge is a disbursement or fee. This charge is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in your conveyancing quote.Q.
A key step in the legal process of purchasing a property involves a conveyancing solicitor applying for conveyancing searches that set out details with respect to Catford flood risk area data. A more thorough Lewisham database search, such as the Landmark search, could be recommended by a qualified Catford conveyancer if in the event that the enviro. search reveal any risk of flooding. On (02-Nov-11) there were no warnings around the at the Ravensbourne from Bellingham to Catford, Including Beckingham Place Park, London Borough of LewishamQ.
Your conveyancing lawyer may suggest that a chancel search is ordered, whichever parish where the residence being bought is found. In older areas of Catford, chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on the current owners of a residence where Parochial Church Councils may have not done so in the past, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.Q.
Part of the conveyancing process includes the making of enquiries of Lewisham council to confirm conservation area status and the existence of consent for any changes. If no appropriate consents can be provided, your solicitor will inform you of the alternatives for example obtaining an indemnity insurance or seeking retrospective permission from Lewisham local authority.Q.
A good Catford solicitor should always carry out property conveyancing searches if the environmental conveyancing searches spots a risk of flooding in Catford.
For extra history why not contact a future neighbour.