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Conveyancing in Gravesend Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

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.

Q.

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.

The local agent has suggested the property lawyer that they have used before. Is it a good idea to instruct this firm?

A.

It is common practice for estate agents to endorse a law firm to handle your conveyancing, however, such referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, including online or local

firms, as an agent may choose the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.

Q.

Which local authority looks after Gravesend?

A.

Gravesend is located in Gravesham Borough Council, Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AU, Call: 01474 564 422

Q.

What individual search enquiries should a Gravesend property lawyer do on a Gravesend home?

A.

The standard procedure is to get Local Authority Search, Drainage Search (Con29DW), Environmental and Coal Mining Search (Con29M), and possibly area-specific searches, which may include a Chancel check Search.

Q.

Is a home buyers survey advisable when buying property?

A.

Homeward Legal suggest that you arrange a surveyor to undertake a survey. There can be a wide range of defects which have a negative impact on a property, for example chimney defects, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.

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.

Is Homeward Legal able to very fast completions on the conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Gravesend?

A.

Our team deal with auctions throughout the UK and do frequently do the legal conveyancing bidders at auction. It is critical for purchasers to select a fast solicitors practice as early as possible to allow time for a thorough review of the sellers pack well before the auction day.

Subsequently, immediately after the day of bidding your now prepared lawyer is completely focused on speedily finishing the purchase inside the limited time frame as conventionally required by the conditions of sale.

 
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