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Conveyancing in Catford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 13/02/18

Useful regional travel and public service details:

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.

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Catford points of interest

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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.

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We are trying to find a fixed rate conveyancing quote. What is included?

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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.

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Is iron (Fe) soil contamination likely in Catford?

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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.

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For a residential property valued at £1.053mil. How is SDLT worked out?

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 2013

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Is it important that I get a chancel search? We are buying a house in Catford.

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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.

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As a result of the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall in the future we are questioning whether flood searches may not be sufficient?

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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.

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Where can we uncover more info on the Catford and Catford conservation areas?

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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).

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What are the pitfalls if we buy a home located inside a Lewisham council designated conservation area ?

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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.

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I have a need for very fast Catford solicitors - is that you guys?

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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 .