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Conveyancing in Chelsfield Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 29/04/17

Chelsfield points of interest

Keston London Windmill, Lullingstone Roman Villa English Heritage and Eynsford Eagle Heights Bird of Prey Centre are close to Chelsfield.

Drivers are well served with Chelsfield ideally situated with good motorway access about 1.4 miles off the M25 Junction 4 Westbound.

Knockholt station is around 1 mile from Chelsfield. The nearest airport to Chelsfield is London Biggin Hill Airport (5 miles). London City Airport is 11 miles s, London Heliport Airport is 16 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 19 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 19 miles, Rochester Airport is 17 miles and away.

The nearest hospital is Chelsfield Park Orpington.

Q.

I need a property lawyer that offers cheap conveyancing in Chelsfield. because we are on a limited budget.

A.

Various law firms purport to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing'. However additional costs are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement. Charges included in terms of engagement needs to be clearly defined. They be applicable if your conveyancer must complete unanticipated additional work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.

Q.

Our purchase will complete on 17th January. How is stamp duty tax worked out?

A.

The Stamp Duty Land Tax that will be due is based on the valuation. For a residential property purchased for £598000, the SDLT rate is £23920.

Q.

What actions can we take to bypass paying stamp duty?

A.

We strongly advise against any stamp duty mitigation scheme, as such schemes are highly expensive and can be very unlikely to succeed.

Q.

I need especially fast Chelsfield solicitors, is that Homeward Legal?

A.

Homeward Legal takes an extremely take charge style to completing the necessary legal work to meet the sellers requirements. Our approach is different - we always use advanced document production systems . We always give you a regulated lawyer qualified to communicate with the entire buyer and seller chain for example managing agents, to bring about a fast sale

Q.

Would getting a property survey be required when purchasing property?

A.

It is suggested that the majority of buyers order a home buyer survey when you plan to buy in Chelsfield. There can be a range of problems that can negatively affect a property, which will not be addressed during a property valuation, for example insect infestation.

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Does the conveyancer in Chelsfield get any searches on the London forties end-of-terrace bungalow I am intending to buy?

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If buying and getting a mortgage, your lender will expect - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search, and, depending on certain criteria, specific local Chelsfield searches, which may include a HS2 Search.

Q.

Is it recommended to get a chancel search? We are buying close to a parsonage in Chelsfield.

A.

Owners of property in an area near churches must contribute towards repairs, where chancel repair liability exists. After the passing of an Act in 2002, interest over any affected land in Chelsfield must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Chelsfield churches where chancel liability may apply include St Martin of Tours.

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For a fast conveyancing process on the purchase of a £727,000 home, how can we speed things up?

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Crucial to moving faster is to use a proactive and experienced property lawyer. There are a range of things you can also do, including, responding to your property lawyer by phone, fax or email wherever possible, arranging your mortgage offer and calling or emailing the property lawyer, and chase them if you suspect any delays.

 
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