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Conveyancing in New Eltham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

Local New Eltham attractions

Erith London Windmill, Eltham Palace English Heritage and Blackheath Old Dover Rd Library Art Gallery are in the vicinity of New Eltham.

London City Airport is 5 miles from New Eltham. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 23 miles, London Heliport Airport is 11 miles s, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 22 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 22 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 23 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 22 miles, Elstree Airport is 23 miles, Rochester Airport is 20 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 8 miles away. The closest train station to New Eltham is New Eltham, almost a mile away.

The closest hospital for New Eltham is Queen Marys Sidcup.

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How can we ensure our cheap quote is fixed? We are trying to find fixed rate New Eltham conveyancing.

A.

Several conveyancers promote theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing', however additional costs are often hiding in the solicitor's terms. Any additional costs needs to be reasonable.

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Which local authority looks after New Eltham?

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New Eltham is located in London Borough of Bexley Council, Civic Offices, Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7LB, Call: 020 8303 7781

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I am purchasing a house in New Eltham. Can I find out if the house is in a conservation area?

A.

There are a number of conservation areas in or near New Eltham. The local authority will provide more details about local conservation areas, and the conveyancing lawyer handling your purchase address the consequences of purchasing property in a conservation area.

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Will High Speed Two affect Shard End property?

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Yes. Phase 1 of HS2 is likely to affect property in Shard End's local authority, and Shard End owners living near the proposed line having to accept considerable disruption during HS2's construction.

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Our estate agent in Shard End has suggested the firm of solicitors that they have used before. Will it be cheaper to use this firm?

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Many estate agents have referral deals with solicitors whereby they refer conveyancing work to them. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, some agents may 'recommend' the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.

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The New Eltham property being purchased is on a former industrial site. Can the soil still be contaminated?

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Even where some contamination has occurred in New Eltham, risk levels are usually low. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting New Eltham, including local authorities.

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Is there an authority that has some easily accessible data the status of the conservation areas in New Eltham?

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Local conservation areas for example whether trees can be cut down, dormer windows or excessive road signs are handled by Bexley. English Heritage keep a detailed list about the state of repair of conservation areas in addition to the vulnerability of the area.

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Which elements are important to ensure a fast conveyancing transaction?

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Key to a fast conveyancing transaction is to instruct a communicative lawyer. When selecting a lawyer, ask yourself the following: Do they use email? Do they offer 'no move, no fee' protection? This can incentivise a faster transaction. Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?

 
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