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Conveyancing in Downe Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/02/18

Local Downe attractions

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

The nearest airport to Downe is London Biggin Hill Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 24 miles, London City Airport is 12 miles, London Heliport Airport is 14 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 16 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 16 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 24 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 25 miles, Rochester Airport is 20 miles and away. The nearest station to Downe is Chelsfield.

The closest hospital to Downe is Princess Royal University Orpington.

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How do we find fixed rate conveyancing in Downe?

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The lack of clarity surrounding this issue catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many property lawyers claim to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. A conveyancing quote should, in addition, define third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

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What are Downe's property searches?

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Searches are a commonly-used set of questions carried out on behalf of the party intending to buy the property, and deal with legal facets of the purchase.

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How much is the council tax on a Fifties end of terrace home in Downe?

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Almost always the conveyancing report on title will give information the relevant Bromley council tax band. The latest tax rates for homes in Downe are tabled at the Bromley council website. On, 30/09/2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £865.00
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  • Band B - £1,010.00
  • Band C - £1,154.00
  • Band D - £1,298.00
  • Band E - £1,586.00
  • Band F - £1,875.00
  • Band G - £2,163.00
  • Band H - £2,596.00

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I am going to purchase with Saffron Building Society - what do I need to be aware of?

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Some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel', resulting in increased conveyancing costs for property purchasers if the lender insists upon their own conveyancing solicitor . Homeward Legal, however, can act on behalf of many mortgage lenders.

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What are fixtures and fittings?

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In general, there is not a absolute definition of fixtures and fittings. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction, and which can make the clarification of any difference of opinion so important.

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What are the issues when buying a property in a Bromley local authority conservation area ?

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An integral part of conveyancing for buyers involves the ordering of searches of Bromley planning authority to find out conservation area status and the requisite consent for developments. In the absence of any the necessary permissions the solicitor will inform you of all options, which include requesting from the appropriate local authority or purchasing indemnity insurance.

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May the conveyancing charges cover any supplementary hidden fees?

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No. Homeward Legal will not charge any additional charges under any circumstances. Be aware that some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote. The bill you receive on completion can be much greater.

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Is gazumping prevalent in Downe?

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The practice of choosing to reject the first offer post-acceptance once another buyer makes a bigger offer is known as gazumping. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a risk of being gazumped. You should instruct a conveyancing solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer to reduce the chance of gazumping.