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Conveyancing in Gravesend Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/07/17

Local points of interest in Gravesend

Orsett Essex Windmill, Tillbury Fort English Heritage and East Tilbury Coalhouse Fort Historic Building are easily accessible from Gravesend.

The closest station to Gravesend is Gravesend. Gravesend's closest airport is Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport (9 miles). London City Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 24 miles, London Airport is 17 miles, Rochester Airport is 9 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 17 miles away.

The most convenient hospital is Gravesend & North Kent.

Q.

How do I find a cheap solicitor to own a residence?

A.

Many online and high street firms offer cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional charges are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement that homeowners often do not check. Costs included in terms of engagement should be fair and reasonable. They only come into force where your conveyancer must complete unanticipated additional work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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What does the Gravesend property lawyer do when the home I hope to buy is in a conservation area and has an un-consented dormer windows added?

A.

Your property lawyer to see if the property is within a designated conservation area and whether any modifications have appropriate permission. In the event that no necessary permissions be in evidence the solicitor will recommend the alternatives for example taking out an indemnity insurance or getting retrospective approval from Gravesham local authority.

Q.

The Gravesend property being purchased is on a ex-industrial use land. What should we do regarding iron (Fe) soil contamination?

A.

Gravesend industrial or agricultural can cause soil contamination. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Gravesend, including local authorities.

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Can I establish whether a residence is in one of Gravesend's designated conservation areas?

A.

Locales deemed to be of 'special architectural and historic interest', such as historic transport links, will be designated as conservation areas. The local council will advise further about local conservation areas, and the property solicitor handling your purchase address the impact buying in a conservation area may have.

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How many weeks should I expect it to take my assigned lawyer to accomplish the conveyancing work on a detached Edwardian property in Gravesend?

A.

The conveyancing process can take anywhere between 3 weeks and 3 months based on various factors, for example the speed of the vendor's solicitor, or whether there are any linked sales.

Q.

What is the council tax on a Sixties detached Band A property in Gravesend?

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You should be contain your homes council tax band in the title report. Council tax rates for Gravesend are tabled at the Gravesham council site. As at (23 December 2012) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £955.00
  • Band B - £1,114.00
  • Band C - £1,273.00
  • Band D - £1,432.00
  • Band E - £1,751.00
  • Band F - £2,069.00
  • Band G - £2,387.00
  • Band H - £2,865.00

Q.

Our lender will be Bank of Scotland, what will we need to consider?

A.

A small number of lenders have limited the firms who can act for them, resulting in greater legal costs for property purchasers if their conveyancer is unable to act both on their behalf, and for their lender. We, though, will act for many UK mortgage lenders.

Q.

We would prefer to exchange contracts on the selling of our mortgaged leasehold apartment very quickly, are you extra fast Gravesend conveyancing solicitors ?

A.

Our panel of solicitors adopt a very speed focused approach to completing the necessary legal work to meet the home sellers needs.

Homeward Legals conveyancers are highly proactive and will always communicate from the beginning to the end of the property chain (sequence of buyers and sellers) and who implement speed focused workflow systems to exchange on your house move swiftly.

 
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