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Conveyancing in Hither Green Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 11/10/17

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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Do we need to instruct a law firm named by our estate agent?

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Agent referrals are a common practice way to find a solicitor. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, an agent may select the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.

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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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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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What do we need to calculate stamp duty rates, how much will it be on a £531000 Hither Green residence?

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Stamp Duty depends on the value of the property. On a £531000 residential property, stamp duty will be £21240.*

*This information correct as of July 2012

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What type of investigation regarding the uncertain risk of possible flooding in the Lewisham region will the Hither Green conveyancing solicitor scrutinise on a seventies building I am intending to buy?

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A qualified solicitor will carry out official conveyancing and environmental searches that incorporate Hither Green flood risk area data. A more specific search (e.g Homecheck) will often be recommended by your conveyancer in Hither Green if in the event that the enviro. search indicate a flood risk. At the time of writing (02-Nov-11) there were no warnings around the at the River Quaggy Flood Alleviation Scheme at Kidbrooke, Lee and Hither Green Including Sutcliffe Park, London Boroughs of Lewisham and Greenwich

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What should I be aware of if buying a flat located inside a Lewisham planning authority conservation area ?

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Part of the conveyancing process involves the making of enquiries of Lewisham planning authority to see conservation area status and the existence of permission for alterations. .

In the event that no appropriate permissions be provided, the solicitor will inform you of the alternatives which may include getting covered by an indemnity insurance policy or requesting retrospective permission.

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Might it be realistic to do the DIY conveyancing on my own.

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It is possible for you to carry out the your own conveyancing on your own. However, a conveyancing solicitor is in charge of a huge number of functions e.g. approving pre exchange checklists or identifying conservation area breaches some of which need a skilled professional. Furthermore legal firms are legally obligated to be covered by sufficient cover to shield you from any oversights.