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Conveyancing in Hither Green Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Commuting to the area? ;

Hither Green's closest station is Hither Green. London City Airport is 4 miles from Hither Green. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 20 miles, London Heliport Airport is 8 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 22 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 22 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 20 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 19 miles, Elstree Airport is 20 miles, Rochester Airport is 24 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 9 miles away.

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Local Hither Green attractions

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Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse, Blackheath Old Dover Rd Library Art Gallery and Eltham Palace English Heritage are near to Hither Green.

The closest hospital is University Lewisham.

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We need affordable conveyancing. and what is included?

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Many law firms promote cheap conveyancing, however extra charges are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. Additional charges found in your solicitor's terms should be clearly defined. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

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Please give reasons why conveyancing for a Hither Green property purchase goes on for so long?

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The legal work involved in buying or selling Hither Green property can be obstructed even where there is no chain. The reasons can sometimes be out of the solicitors' hands. We strive to minimise their effect where feasible to do so by driving the transaction forward. Common delays may include the time taken to return management information.

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Can I avoid paying stamp duty to the Revenue?

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SDLT is payable for purchases priced at over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty mitigation scheme must be treated with caution. Such schemes are highly expensive and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.

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Which local authority looks after Hither Green?

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Hither Green is located in London Borough of Lewisham Council, Town Hall, Catford, London, SE6 4RU, Call:

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Which elements help with getting fast legal work?

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Many buyers will, correctly, argue that finding a communicative conveyancer is the key to a fast completion. There are numerous things you as the purchaser could do, including, promptly answering your conveyancer's questions (by email if possible), clarifying your mortgage lender's requirements and calling or emailing the conveyancer, and chase them if you suspect any delays.

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How much is the council tax on a detached home in Hither Green?

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As a rule the conveyancer's title report should provide the appropriate Lewisham council tax band. The correct rates for properties in Hither Green are listed on the Lewisham council site. At the time of writing, 23 June 2012, rates are as follows:

  • 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

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Regarding the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since 1920 we are thinking that property conveyancing searches aren't detailed enough?

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An experienced lawyer in Hither Green will recommend that you also get flood searches if the standard search flags up a the local Hither Green flood risk

For added assurance you could contact a neighbour of the property.

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If we are intending to purchase in the parish of Littleton, should we order a chancel search?

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The Hither Green conveyancing solicitor could advise that a chancel search is taken out. Chancel repair has the potential to be charged on new owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have previously chosen not to do so. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

 
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