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Conveyancing in Kennington Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

Commuting from the Kennington area? ;

Kennington's closest airport is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 3 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 15 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 14 miles, Elstree Airport is 15 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 12 miles away and the closest station to Kennington is Vauxhall, around a mile away.

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Kennington attractions

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Brixton London Windmill, Imperial War Museum Aviation Museum and Jewel Tower English Heritage are in the vicinity of Kennington.

The most convenient hospital for Kennington is St Thomas Lambeth.

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How do I get affordable conveyancing in Kennington?

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Many firms offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra costs will be included in the solicitor's terms. These terms are often ignored by excited home owners, eager to get underway. Charges should be reasonable and clear. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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I have been reading about handling the legal work when buying and selling a flat , Would it be shrewd to take care of the DIY conveyancing on our own?

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There is absolutely no reason why you should not complete the legal work without the help of a proficient property lawyer in Kennington. That said, a conveyancer takes care of a huge array of tasks e.g. interpreting protocol forms or investigating title documents some of which need experience. Even more importantly DIY conveyancers take huge risks in operating without the appropriate indemnity cover which qualified legal practices are under a duty to have.

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How much does conveyancing searches be?

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With a Homeward Legal solicitor, a client in Kennington is charged at a maximum £249 for the standard search bundle.

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What is the best point to a home seller organise the removal company?

Our recommendation is to put off instructing removals until you and the other side has confirmed the move date that happens after contracts are signed. For a local firm Urbanmovers, 13/Elworth House/Oval Pl, London, SW8 1BD Telephone: 07553 548540 or Article Removals, Bondway Commercial Centre/69 Bondway, London, SW8 1SQ on 020 7735 6116.

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Does your firm carry out the conveyancing of auction properties in Kennington?

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Homeward Legal is able to act for buyers at auction. Regularly difficult to value houses such as in need of serious reconstruction are sold in auctions which necessitate extended examination. We therefore strongly recommend that buyers at auction formally instruct a qualified property conveyancing lawyer before the auction day for a thorough review.

Thereafter, following the property auction your now prepared lawyer is ready for concluding the transaction in the reduced time frame as typically required .

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What additional enquiries into the risk of local flooding in the Lambeth area will the Kennington conveyancing solicitor scrutinise on a Sixties property we are hoping to buy?

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A conveyancing solicitor makes an application for conveyancing and environmental searches, which include Kennington historical flood risk information. A significantly more set of searches, such as the Homecheck search, could possibly be suggested by your Kennington property solicitor if the results of the enviro. search indicate any risk of flooding. At the time of writing (04-Jan-13) there were no warnings around the Lower River Stour Area at the River Thames and tributaries at Kennington near Oxford

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For what reason does the purchase conveyancing process need such a long time?

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The legal work undertaken to transfer a property in Kennington will occasionally be obstructed, we, however, do our best to reduce the effect of these delays by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible. Reasons for delay can include slow solicitors acting for the other side.

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How much is the council tax on a period semi-detached house in Kennington?

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More often than not the conveyancing report on title should provide the Lambeth council tax band. The latest council tax charges for Kennington are listed at the Lambeth council website. At the time of authoring, 17/11/2012, band rates are:

  • Band A - £821.00
  • Band B - £958.00
  • Band C - £1,095.00
  • Band D - £1,232.00
  • Band E - £1,506.00
  • Band F - £1,780.00
  • Band G - £2,053.00
  • Band H - £2,464.00

 
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