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Conveyancing in Dartford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/07/17

Some useful nearby travel and services details -

As reported by the most recent census (2011) Dartford has a residential population of 430,560 people spread over an area of 65,718 acres meaning a residential population density 6.6 people per acre.

The closest airport to Dartford is London City Airport (8 miles). London Heliport Airport is 18 miles, London Airport is 23 miles, Rochester Airport is 15 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 12 miles away. The closest station to Dartford is Dartford.

Dartford is very close at a mile off the M25 junction entry 1b Westbound.

Livingstone Dartford hospital is relatively close to Dartford.

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How do we get the best conveyancing rates in Dartford for a 599,000 property?

A.

Numerous solicitors offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing', but additional fees can increase your final invoice.

Q.

We are intending to buy in Joyce Green. Will the house be eligible for stamp duty relief?

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Dartford disadvantaged areas are identified by council ward. Areas in Dartford currently include Joyce Green. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.

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Handling the legal work without the assistance of a Dartford conveyancing solicitor appears to be becoming possible when buying a home , but would it be really be imprudent ?

A.

If you are so inclined try you can complete the your own conveyancing without having a skilled Dartford conveyancing solicitor. In reality however, a conveyancing solicitor handles a huge array of jobs ranging from liaising with the insolvency office for k15 entries and ensuring listed building alterations are compliant some of which require

experience. More importantly have a go conveyancers will not be covered by sufficient professional indemnity insurance which solicitors will carry.

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For what reason does the purchase conveyancing process in Dartford take such a long time?

A.

The conveyancing process can experience delays. We aim to lessen the effect of these delays wherever possible by driving the transaction forward. Reasons for delay may include slow third parties such as landlords or managing agents.

Q.

I am buying a an extended investment flat in a conservation area, where does one uncover more data relating to the standard of repair?

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Local conservation areas are set up by the local authority (Dartford) who preside over conservation area concerns from paths and footpaths to the policing of new developments. English Heritage have created a list of the state of repair of conservation areas.

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What property conveyancing searches should my lawyer in Dartford do when instructed on a Dartford flat?

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The normal legal procedure will be to obtain Local Authority Search, Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal), Environment Search and Coal Mining Search (Con29M) as well as any area-specific searches, like a Official Search of Whole or Part without Priority (OS3).

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What will a Dartford property solicitor do when the building we are buying is in a conservation area and has inappropriate dormer windows fitted?

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The property lawyer will check whether the property is affected by a conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have the essential permissions.

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Would arranging a building survey be advisable when purchasing a house or flat, regardless of its age?

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Homeward Legal strongly advise that most purchasers book a house surveyor. Buyers should be aware that there are a range of defects that will impact a property, that a lender's valuation survey, for example, will not cover, such as ground movement.

 
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