What kind of enquiries into the risk of possible flooding in Bromley will the Elmers End conveyancer report on?
The conveyancing lawyer will conduct standard protocol property environmental searches that should include Elmers End area flood risk data. At the time of writing (02-Nov-11) there were no warnings around the at the Chaffinch Brook and St James Stream at Elmers End and Upper Elmers End, including South Norwood Country Park, London Boroughs of Bromley and Croydon
At what point is it wise to instruct a conveyancing solicitor?
Whether you are buying or selling in Elmers End, the earlier in the process you can instruct a solicitor, the better. The legal work can then start immediately. Instructing your solicitor sooner can reduce any chance of the sale or purchase falling though.
Can you recommend how we avoid paying SDLT rates?
We firmly advise against any stamp duty mitigation scheme. Such schemes are often uneconomical and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.
Are the any areas of conservation in Elmers End likely to affect us?
The areas located near Elmers End include numerous areas of special architectural or historic interest designated as conservation areas. You may wish to contact the council if you have specific questions, but your solicitor will investigate this in detail during the property transaction.
Is contaminated land a problem in Elmers End?
A wide range of contaminants caused by environmental concerns can harm the resale value of residential property in Elmers End, and factors including sand or gravel pits will be reported on in environmental search results.