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Conveyancing in Chelsea Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

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.


Should we be worried about 'fixtures and fittings'?


Mainly, fixtures are fixed elements, such as fixed towel rail to floors, walls and ceilings, whereas fixtures are free-standing items, such as carpets. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction. This makes a fixtures and fittings form so necessary.


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.


When in the process is it appropriate to arrange a solicitor to handle our transaction?


The straightforward answer is, the earlier, the better, as the legal work can begin straight away. Promptly instructing a firm can reduce any chance of your transaction aborting.


What average time does it take my designated conveyancing solicitor to exchange the conveyancing process for the top floor of Thirties building we are intending to purchase in Chelsea?


It can take anywhere from one month to 3 months dependent on a number of issues, like the speed of the seller's conveyancing solicitor, or whether there are any linked sales. Homeward Legal's conveyancers are extremely focused on communication completing the process as rapidly as we possibly can.


Does your firm manage auction conveyancing in Chelsea?


Yes - Homeward Legal is highly experienced with bidders at auction. Our property solicitors have in the past been instructed by countless successful bidders at national and local property auctions such as Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Prudent purchasers will decide on a property conveyancing lawyer as soon as possible to give enough time for a full investigation of the auction legal pack in advance of the date of the auction.

Thereafter, following the property auction date your lawyer is utterly prepared for finishing the conveyancing within the usual 28 days as conventionally required .


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.


In respect of the worrying amount of flooding in the UK in April 2012 we are wondering whether property conveyancing searches aren't sufficient?


A diligent Chelsea property solicitor will recommend that you get informative flood risk searches if the environmental searches determine a the local Chelsea flood risk

For more assurance why not speak to a local resident.