By Frances Traynor
19th October 2017
"Working together is the key to less stressful move."
If you are buying or selling your home, or if you want to release equity or to remortgage, then you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal work.
Homeward Legal's property lawyers have many years of experience in Orpington and across Greater London and Kent. Add that to our results-driven, speed-focused conveyancing methods, and we can complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Solicitors who undertake all the legal work for your sale or purchase for a fixed cost.
If for any reason your London house move does not complete we do not charge you any conveyancing solicitors fees.
Using local experience, our solicitors will guide you through the whole of your sale or purchase.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Orpington is served by the M25, A20, A21, A208, A223, A224 and A232. By rail: The nearest train station is Orpington. By air: Given the proximity of London, several airports are accessible from Orpington, including: London Biggin Hill Airport (6 miles), London Heliport (19), Redhill Aerodrome (23), London Gatwick Airport (26), Rochester Airport (27), London City Airport (29), London Southend Airport (39), and London Stansted Airport (50 miles).
Hospital: Princess Royal University, Farnborough Common, Orpington, BR6 8ND. Council: London Borough of Bromley (www.bromley.gov.uk).
Attractions: Crofton Roman Villa, Orpington War Memorial, Priory Gardens, Broxbourne Gardens, and Down House (Charles Darwin’s House).Q.
Homeward Legal is highly experienced with both auction-buyers and -sellers at local and national auctions. It is not uncommon for hard-to-value homes (such as legally defective titles) to be purchased at auction, and these will need additional legal fact-finding. Homeward Legal therefore strongly advises that buyers at auction select an experienced property conveyancing lawyer before the auction, so there is time for a detailed review. After the auction day, your fully-briefed solicitor is then able to concentrate on getting through the conveyancing inside the usual 28-day timeframe as conventionally required by the terms and conditions of sale. For the best and clearest quote, why not try our quote calculator? Or, if you want to talk to someone, you could call our auction experts on 0800 038 6699.Q.
Where land in Orpington was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to pay for upkeep of nearby church land. Following the Land Registration Act 2002, interest over any affected land must have been registered by October 2013. A solicitor will be able to advise you as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and to recommend any suitable indemnity insurance. Church lands in Orpington where a chancel search may be necessary include:
A range of contaminants may seriously affect property, such as the proximity to landfill sites or nearby electrical substations. Your solicitor will order an environmental search as part of the conveyancing, which will offer more detail on the state of any contaminants in the area.Q.
Importantly, what is crucial to increasing the pace of conveyancing is the appointment of a highly proactive and experienced conveyancing solicitor, like the ones on our panels at Homeward Legal. When choosing a lawyer, you should ask the following:
Try our quote calculator or call our waiting team on 0800 038 6699 for your fixed-fee quote.Q.
Fees and disbursements ought to be clearly identified on a quote so that you know what you are paying for at any point. The costs for obtaining the copies of approval for building regulation are fees not disbursements, and should be included in the quote for your conveyancing. Homeward Legal offers a fixed-fee conveyancing service, so you will never be charged additional fees.Q.
A property solicitor will conduct official conveyancing searches, which include historical flood-risk data for the Orpington area. Additionally, should the results of those searches reveal a significant level of risk, your Orpington conveyancing solicitor might possibly suggest a more detailed flood-risk search (e.g. Homecheck). This is a disbursement and will be charged to you at cost.Q.
Stamp Duty depends principally on the purchase price and a few other factors, once it has gone over the trigger value of £125,000. Stamp duty will be £8,050 on a £361,000 residential property (correct April 2017).Q.
Gazumping describes the circumstance where an offer is initially accepted, and then rejected, by the owner, who selects a greater offer instead. Though being gazumped is uncommon when property prices are falling, there still remains a risk. In order to mitigate this, you should instruct a solicitor as soon as possible to reduce the chance of gazumping. To discuss your needs and to obtain your free, fixed-fee, ‘No Move, No Fee’-guaranteed quote, contact our team on 0800 038 6699.Q.
Conservation area matters for instance whether trees can be cut down, addition of PVC windows or street guard rails are presided over by the local authority (Bromley).
English Heritage have assembled details of the state of repair of conservation areas in Orpington and across England in addition to the vulnerability.Q.
The conveyancing lawyer may suggest that a chancel search be ordered. In Orpington's much older areas, chancel repair has the potential to be charged on owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have previously chosen not to do so.Q.
We work with all the major lenders providing financing to Orpington purchasers. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Nationwide Building Society Branch, 198 High St, Orpington, BR6 0JN. Your solicitor should be able to deal with the particular enquiries and searches your lender requires.Q.
Conveyancing could be obstructed. We work hard to diminish their burden wherever possible to do so. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as slow third parties such as landlords or managing agents.Q.
Remediation of contaminated land in Orpington may be possible. A local specialist e.g. Acres Of Turf, 376 Court Rd, Orpington, BR6 9BX may be able to provide more detail.Q.
Agent recommendations are a commonplace route to find a solicitor. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, there is a risk that an agent may choose the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the most suitable for you.Q.
Almost always the conveyancer's title report should give the relevant Bromley council tax band. The latest tax charges for Orpington are set out in detail online at the Bromley local authority site. On 16/01/2013 rates are: