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Conveyancing in Dulwich Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

Useful local public transport and services facts and figures -

London City Airport is 7 miles from Dulwich. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 16 miles, London Heliport Airport is 5 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 18 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 20 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 20 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 16 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 16 miles, Elstree Airport is 18 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 9 miles away and Dulwich's nearest train station is West Dulwich at 1 mile s.

The closest hospital for Dulwich is Kings College Denmark Hill.


We are looking for affordable conveyancing in Dulwich. What are the risks?


Several solicitors promote so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. However additional fees are often hiding in the small print that unknowing home owners have not reviewed


Does my Dulwich property solicitor conduct any conveyancing searches on the London Edwardian mid terrace bungalow I am intending to purchase?


If purchasing and obtaining a mortgage, your lender mandates particular searches, including the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search and, depending on certain criteria, specific searches for instance Utilities Search.


Is it necessary to get a chancel search? I am purchasing in Dulwich.


Owners of property in Dulwich may be subject to chancel repair liability. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a Dulwich property, but an indemnity policy may be available to protect the new owners. Church of England properties in this area include Christ's Chapel of Alleyn's College of God's Gift and St Barnabas.


Will we need a chancel search if I plan to purchase in the parish of Stepney, near Dulwich?


Whether you are buying a home in Dulwich or elsewhere in the county, the conveyancing solicitor could advise that a chancel search is taken out. Through some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have taken the decision to impose chancel repairs on the owners, there is no way to be certain

that a parish which has not been subject to chancel liability in the past will continue to be free from liability, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.


To complete on our home purchase ASAP, can we aim for fast conveyancing in Dulwich?


Firstly, finding a proactive conveyancing solicitor is the key to fast conveyancing. Consider the following when selecting:

  • Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact
  • Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?
  • Will they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?


Where do we find out more info about the Dulwich and Dulwich conservation areas?


Conservation areas in Dulwich, for instance area development or advertising hoardings are overseen by the local authority (Southwark).

English Heritage have put together a list of the condition of conservation areas.


Does homewardlegal.co.uk advise on auction conveyancing in Dulwich?


Homeward Legal is very knowledgeable with residential property auction conveyancing. Our solicitors have previously acted for countless bidders at local auctions that, amongst others, include Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Wise buyers know to get a CQS firm as ahead of time as they can for a full investigation of the property's legal title prior to the auction.

Immediately following the property auction your instructed lawyer is wholly prepared for completing the legal side of things in the limited time frame as typically required .


What analysis as respects the risk of possible flooding in the Southwark area will my Dulwich conveyancing solicitor scrutinise?


A necessary component in the legal procedure involves your lawyer carrying out property conveyancing searches that offer you details with respect to risk of flooding in Dulwich. A more thorough flood risk search, such as the Landmark search, may be suggested by a solicitor in Dulwich if the results of the initial searches reveal a risk of flooding. At the time of writing (06/01/13) publication on the Environment Agency website do not show any flood warnings in the Dulwich area.