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Conveyancing in Oval Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/07/17

Local data:

The closest airport to Oval 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 Vauxhall train station is approximately 1 mile from Oval.

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Oval attractions

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Brixton London Windmill, Imperial War Museum Aviation Museum and Jewel Tower English Heritage are near to Oval.

The closest hospital to Oval is St Thomas Lambeth.

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What are the best rates for conveyancing for a 677,000 house?

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Many online and high street property lawyers claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing. Often additional charges can inflate your final bill. Any extra fees should be fair and reasonable and be applicable solely where the solicitor must complete additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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What are the alternatives if purchasing a detached house in a Lambeth planning authority conservation area ?

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An integral part of the legal due diligence when buying a property involves carrying out searches of the local authority to check conservation area status and the requisite permission for any developments. .

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What is the council tax on a residential semi-detached house in Oval?

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Ordinarily, a report on title should give detail the Lambeth council tax band.

Correct rates for properties in Oval are set out on the Lambeth council website. On 04/09/2012 the 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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How much does my conveyancing searches cost?

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The cost of searches does vary greatly. Conveyancing searches are charged at cost.

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Is contaminated land in Oval a problem for homes?

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Land may have been contaminated by several natural causes and human activities, like waste treatment sites in the area or hazardous and regulated installations. An environmental search should offer more information.

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The web is awash an abundance of online articles all about DIY conveyancing. Do I therefore need to use a conveyancing solicitor in Oval ?

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There is absolutely no reason why a home seller cant reasonably carry out the legal process without the help of Oval conveyancing solicitor. However, a property solicitor in Oval takes care of a huge array of actions including drafting contracts and applying for searches some of which need experience.

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How many lenders in Oval do you work with?

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Most lenders in Oval are on our solicitors' panels. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Mortgageforce, 2 Douglas Av, Rutherglen, Glasgow, G73 4RA, Property Zone, 480 Cathcart Rd, Glasgow, G42 7BY, and Map Link, The Pentagon Centre/Washington St, Glasgow, G3 8AZ.

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Which local authority is responsible for Oval?

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Oval is located in London Borough of Lambeth Council, Town Hall, Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1RW Tel: 020 7926 1000

 
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