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Conveyancing in Chelsea Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

Chelsea points of interest

Carlyle's House National Trust , Wandsworth London Windmill, Science Museum Kensington Aviation Museum and Apsley House English Heritage are in Chelsea.

The closest airport to Chelsea is London City Airport (10 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 12 miles, London Heliport Airport is 2 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 14 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 12 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 11 miles s, Elstree Airport is 14 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away and the nearest station to Chelsea is West Brompton.

Commuters are well catered for with Chelsea being well placed with excellent major road access less than 3m of the A40M.

The closest hospital for Chelsea is Chelsea & Westminster.


How do I get the best conveyancing rates in Chelsea for a £120,000 residence?


Both high-street and online solicitors purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing, but extra fees will be included in the small print, left unregarded by busy homeowners Extra costs listed in terms and conditions should be reasonable. Your quote should, in addition, define the disbursements to be paid.The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.


For a property valued at £346000. How is Stamp Duty Land Tax calculated?


Stamp Duty is calculated based on the valuation. Stamp duty will be £10380 on a £346000 house or flat.


Will the report on the property's title compiled by the Chelsea conveyancing solicitor advise us on the applicable rates of council tax for a property prior to contracts are exchanged?

Your lawyer will liaise with the appropriate council to ascertain the appropriate council tax charges which will then be detailed in the title report. Correct charges for homes in Chelsea are listed at the council site.


Does your conveyancing solicitor in Chelsea conduct any searches on the London forties terraced townhouse I am buying?


If you are obtaining a mortgage lender mandates specific searches, including the following for properties in Chelsea: Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search and occasionally area-specific searches, like a HS2 Search.


How much will searches be?


Searches range in cost. Informative but less frequently ordered extra searches include a commons registration search.


I am anticipating to be finally moving out of our semi detached building near Chelsea into a flat in West Brompton . What is the optimum stage to select a home removal firm?


Most conveyancers usually advocate that you delay until such time as contracts have exchanged as in advance of this a date will not have been agreed. The majority of residential removals firms may charge a rearrangement fee . Try Harradines Removals In Chelsea, Old Church St, London, SW3 5DL on 020 73108563 or Furniture Removals, 187 Kings Rd, London, SW3 5EB Phone: 020 8746 4360.


We are buying in Chelsea on a newly development ex-industrial use land. Is the soil possibly contaminated?


Soil contamination is tested regularly. Other sources of contaminated land include water contaminants such as household chemicals.


How is contaminated land in Chelsea identified when buying a property?


Land in Chelsea will be contaminated by a wide range of natural and human-influenced issues, like sand or gravel pits or local historic industrial processes. An environmental search can provide much more clarity.