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Conveyancing in Peckham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

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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What should I be aware of if we invest in a period home inside a Southwark planning authority conservation area ?

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Part of conveyancing for buyers includes the ordering of searches of the local authority to ascertain conservation area status and the required formal approval for changes. .

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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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When in the process should we instruct a solicitor to handle our purchase?

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Whether you are buying or selling in Peckham, the sooner you instruct a solicitor, the better. Some sources advocate holding off instruction until a chain is completed, but you will then be at a serious disadvantage in the event of a contract race, or buyer eager to move quickly.

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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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As a result of the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since on record we are worried that property environmental searches may not be detailed enough?

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An experienced Peckham property lawyer will advise you to get detailed conveyancing searches if the standard search determines a significant risk of flooding in Peckham

For extra area background might be able to contact a future neighbour.

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Are charges for obtaining copies of building regulation approval disbursements or fees?

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Some conveyancers pass off extra costs as necessary disbursements. It is not always clear whether a cost is a disbursement or not, and if it ought to be included. These costs are fees not disbursements, and should be included in a conveyancing quote.

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If we are intending to buy in the parish of South Hackney, should we order a chancel search?

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The lawyer may suggest a chancel search. Although some church councils have exercised their right to charge chancel repairs on the current owners, there is no guarantee that a parish which has not imposed liability will continue to be free from liability, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.

 
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