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Conveyancing in Peckham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/04/17

Local key data:

Peckham's closest airport is London City Airport (6 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 17 miles, London Heliport Airport is 5 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 18 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 22 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 17 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 16 miles, Elstree Airport is 17 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 11 miles away and Peckham Rye train station is almost a mile from Peckham.

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Peckham attractions

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George Inn National Trust , Brixton London Windmill, Imperial War Museum Aviation Museum and Tate Modern Art Gallery are easily accessible from Peckham.

The nearest hospital for Peckham is Maudsley Denmark Hill.

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How do we find the best rates for conveyancing in Peckham for a £268,000 residence?

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This issue catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional charges will be included in the terms of engagement.

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I am purchasing a building in Peckham, and would like to check that there are many designated conservation areas.

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With over eight thousand conservation areas in England, the neighbourhoods around Peckham will include several areas of historic or architectural significance designated as protected. Your conveyancing solicitor will advise further and discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area, regarding specific conservation areas in Peckham.

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Does Homeward Legal advise on the conveyancing of auction properties in Peckham?

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Yes - We are able to work with residential property auction protocols. Often unusual houses e. g. barn conversions, are sold in auctions which tend to require

extra inquiries prior to exchange. Conveyancers therefore strongly advise bidders to select a SRA regulated conveyancing lawyer before the actual auction to allow time for an investigation of the sellers documents.

Subsequently, immediately after the auction day arrives a lawyer should be ready for swiftly complete the legal process within 28 days, a requirement of standard auction conditions.

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Will I need a chancel search if you are purchasing a home close to rectory land in Peckham?

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Property owners near to church property in the locality may be required to pay for repairs. This is referred to as chancel repair liability. A chancel search confirms that such a liability exists. Peckham church lands include All Saints, Camberwell, St Luke, Christ Church and S. John Chrysostom with S. Andrew.

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Basinghall Finance will be our lender, what do we need to know?

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Some lenders have limited the firms who can act for them. This can mean greater legal costs for buyers. Homeward Legal are able to act for many CML-approved lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.

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I would like to know which Peckham lenders your solicitors work with. Which panels are you on?

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Of lenders with local offices around Peckham, we with the majority. Peckham lenders and mortgage specialists include Perception Finance Ltd, 36-37 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TL, and Burridge.Eu, 539 High Rd, Woodford Green, IG8 0RA.

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Is it risky to circumvent paying for stamp duty?

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Stamp duty scheme is not recommended, because these schemes are expensive and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.

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We need especially fast Peckham solicitors - is that Homeward Legals solicitors?

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Regularly house selling solicitors can be far too unhurried bringing huge amounts of annoyance to the property conveyancing process.

Homeward Legal only introduce you to panel of solicitors which always communicate throughout the property chain (line of buyers and sellers) . In addition Homeward Legals property lawyers are actually chosen because they have invested in cutting edge case management systems meaning they can exchange on the property sale in minimum time.

 
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