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Conveyancing in Forest Hill Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

Read about the area ;

London City Airport is 6 miles from Forest Hill. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 18 miles, London Heliport Airport is 7 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 20 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 21 mile s, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 18 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 18 miles, Elstree Airport is 19 miles, Rochester Airport is 25 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 9 miles away. Forest Hill's closest station is Honor Oak Park at 1 mile s.

The closest hospital is University Lewisham.

Q.

How do I get a discount conveyancing estimate?

A.

The confusion over this topic catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many law firms offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. However additional costs can increase your final bill. Any extra costs listed in the terms needs to be reasonable and be applicable solely where your conveyancer is required to perform tasks outside a normal transaction for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

We are buying a home in the parish of Tottenham. Do we need a chancel search?

A.

A property solicitor should confirm that a chancel search be ordered. Through some church councils have exercised their right to impose chancel repairs on the current owners of lay rectorships, it cannot be guaranteed that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will not continue to be so, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.

Q.

I have got a quote from you. Will I have to pay any additional charges?

A.

No. Our solicitors do not charge any extra, hidden fees. Your quote for conveyancing in Forest Hill is an honest and accurate fee.

Q.

How much is the council tax on a Forties converted house in Forest Hill?

A.

Commonly, a conveyancing report on title will provide the appropriate Lewisham council tax band.

The latest council tax rates for homes in Forest Hill are set out in detail on the Lewisham council site. As at, 28 July 2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £899.00
  • Band B - £1,049.00
  • Band C - £1,199.00
  • Band D - £1,349.00
  • Band E - £1,649.00
  • Band F - £1,948.00
  • Band G - £2,248.00
  • Band H - £2,698.00

Q.

Do we need a chancel search if we are buying in Forest Hill?

A.

As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Forest Hill which was once owned by a 'lay impropriators' can be liable for upkeep of nearby church land. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. A conveyancing lawyer will be able to advise further. Churches in the area include Brockley Hill, St Saviour, Christ Church, St Augustine and St Nicolas.

Q.

Which of the mortgage lender panels in Forest Hill are you on?

A.

Of lenders with branches near Forest Hill, we in conjunction with most. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Forest Hill include 888 Mortgages, 47 Dartmouth Rd, London, SE23 3HN.

Q.

I have read about DIY conveyancing as a buyer of a flat. Would it be an unrealistic idea to enact the legals on my own?

A.

If you are so inclined attempt this you can feasibly do the conveyancing without Forest Hill conveyancing solicitor .

Of course firms and their solicitors would argue that inherently this is a potentially hazardous idea as amateur lawyers will not have appropriate insurance cover which qualified solicitors firms are compelled to carry.

Q.

Are many Forest Hill conservation areas likely to affect us?

A.

The local areas near or within Forest Hill will include a range of areas of special architectural or historic interest designated as conservation areas. These restrictions can make repairs more costly or time-consuming, but the benefits will include properties can be easier to sell. Your property solicitor will offer more information.

 
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