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Conveyancing in Kennington Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

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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Would you advise that I get a chancel liability search? We are buying in Kennington.

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Property owners near to a medieval church must contribute towards the cost of repairs, where chancel repair liability exists. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Kennington Parochial Church Council enforce liability. Church lands in the area include Park, St Agnes, St John the Divine, St Mark and St Mary.

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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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Does your Kennington property lawyer carry out any searches on the London Sixties detached house I am purchasing

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If obtaining a mortgage the building society of bank expects - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environmental,, and specific local Kennington searches for example HS2 report.

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Flood risk searches may be conveyancing protocol but when one considers recent flooding such as the fact that 2 8m people are at risk from surface flooding are they actually good enough to ascertain enough about the Kennington area flood risk?

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A qualified Kennington lawyer will get additional detailed food risk searches if the standard searches establishes a significant risk local Kennington flood risk.

For added history it could be worth trying to contact a local resident.

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The house in Kennington being purchased is on a brownfield land. Potentially manganese (Mn) soil contamination may be an issue.

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With the history of industry in parts of Kennington, soil contamination is inescapable. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including groundwater contaminants like bleach and trichloroethylene.

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Which mortgage lender panels in Kennington are your solicitors on?

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Most lenders in Kennington are on our Kennington solicitors' panel. Kennington lenders and mortgage specialists include Stewart Financial Solutions Ltd, 4 Middle Row, Ashford, TN24 8SQ, Stonebridge Mortgage Services Ltd, 5 Hopgarden Oast/Oast Court, Yalding, Maidstone, ME18 6JX, and Charles Mac, Rose Cottage/Bilsington Rd, Ruckinge, Ashford, TN26 2PD. Your conveyancing solicitors should be able to provide more information.

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The estate agent has referred the firm of solicitors. Should we instruct them?

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An agent will have influence over one or more conveyancing firms they refer many clients to, and can therefore persuade a solicitor to wrap up the process as soon as possible. Such referrals must be carefully considered, as some agents may 'recommend' the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best value for you.

 
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