By Frances Traynor
14th February 2018
"Working together is critical for a speedier home 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.
Catford and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. Also considering issues such as groundwater contamination and ammonia, contaminants affecting Catford property will be factored into an environmental search.Q.
The Stamp Duty rate owed will rely on the value of the house or flat. For a house or flat sold for £1.053mil, the rate will be £52650.*
*Source: www.hmrc.gov.uk, January 2013Q.
Owners of property neighbouring churches must contribute towards repairs, where chancel repair liability exists. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Catford Parochial Church Council enforce liability. Ecclesiastical properties in the area where a chancel search may be necessary include Perry Hill, St George, St Andrew the Apostle, St John the Baptist and St Laurence.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.Q.
English Heritage maintain a list of the state of conservation areas. Conservation area concerns, for instance building materials used, dormer windows or modern telephone boxes are regulated by the local authority (Lewisham).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.
Homeward Legal has a take charge method to conducting legal work to suit a clients time frame.
Homeward Legals approach is different - we use new technology and fast response systems . Critically we always assign a conveyancing solicitor prepared to communicate through the whole of the buyer and seller chain .