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Conveyancing in Cudham Q & A's

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Updated: 27/04/17

Helpful local public transport and public service information

Cudham's nearest station is Chelsfield. Cudham's nearest airport is London Biggin Hill Airport (2 miles). London City Airport is 13 miles, London Heliport Airport is 16 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 15 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 16 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 25 miles, Rochester Airport is 19 miles and away.

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Cudham attractions and landmarks

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Keston London Windmill and Downe Down House (Charles Darwin) English Heritage are close to Cudham.

The closest hospital for Cudham is Orpington.

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How do I find a cheap solicitor for selling a home?

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Many firms offer so-called cheap conveyancing, however additional charges are often hiding in the small print. Extras ought to be fair.

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What type of conveyancing searches as respects the risk of flooding in Bromley will a Cudham property solicitor be able to carry out?

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A qualified conveyancing lawyer will conduct standard formal conveyancing searches that should include Cudham area flood risk information. At the time of writing (07/01/13) indications at the Environment Agency don’t reveal any flood warnings in Cudham.

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Conveyancing searches (environmental) are standard procedure but in light of recent events for instance the catastrophic flooding in the UK in April 2012 are they still appropriate to advise me sufficient information about the Cudham risk of flooding?

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The conveyancing solicitor in Cudham will include environmental searches if the initial searches spots a significant risk Cudham flood risk area data

For extra peace of mind perhaps you could speak to a local resident.

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Do we need to choose a firm of solicitors used by the estate agent in Coedpoeth?

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Agent recommendations are a common path for purchasers to get a solicitor. These referrals should be compared against alternatives, such as local solicitors, or firms found online, as the agent may recommend the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the most suitable for you.

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Are purchasers regularly gazumped in Cudham?

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This describes when a property owner agrees to the 1st buyer's offer and then dismisses it, selecting instead another purchaser's offer. It could occur weeks into a purchase. There is almost always a risk of gazumping. To reduce the likelihood of being gazumped, consider instructing a property solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer.

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Do you need a chancel search? We are buying a property in Cudham.

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The result of a landmark case in 2003 reaffirmed that 'lay impropriators' of property must fund church repairs. Terms used in a property's name, like 'priory', may indicate chancel liability. The solicitor carrying out the legal work for your move will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate. Church lands in Cudham include St Peter & St Paul.

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When in the process is it appropriate to speak to a solicitor to handle our purchase?

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Whether you are buying or selling in Cudham, the earlier in the process you can instruct a firm, the better, as there are various tasks that may be performed very early in the process. Prompt instruction of a conveyancing solicitor could mitigate the chance of your sale or purchase falling though.

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How many weeks should I expect it to take the conveyancer to exchange the conveyancing formalities on a maisonette in a new build property we are buying in Cudham?

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It can take anywhere from a month to 12 weeks depending on a number of issues e.g. the speed of the vendor's conveyancing solicitor, or absent parties.

 
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