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Conveyancing in Penge Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/04/17

Local key data:

The nearest airport to Penge is London Biggin Hill Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 21 mile s, London City Airport is 7 miles, London Heliport Airport is 10 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 23 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 19 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 19 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 21 mile s, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 21 mile s, Elstree Airport is 23 miles, Rochester Airport is 22 miles and away. The closest station to Penge is Bromley North, almost 1 mile away.

The closest hospital is Sloane.

Q.

Are additional fees applied? I need a fixed rate conveyancing quote.

A.

Many solicitors advertise so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Any additional charges found in terms of engagement should be fair. They be applied only where your solicitor must complete unanticipated additional work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The disbursements to be paid should be included on the conveyancing quote based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.

Q.

I am intending to buy a home. Do we need property searches?

A.

Conveyancing searches are standard queries raised by the purchaser's solicitor, for example a search of the Index Map, and only deal with facets affecting the legal title.

Q.

We are buying on a Penge former industrial site. Can the soil still be contaminated?

A.

The risks posed by soil contamination to Penge inhabitants are usually low. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Penge, including local authorities.

Q.

We are bidding at a property auction and need get fast conveyancing, what should we get to speed up our move?

A.

Many buyers will, correctly, argue that finding a communicative property lawyer is essential to faster conveyancing. Ask these questions when identifying your conveyancer:

  • Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?
  • Do they use email?
  • Will they order searches immediately?

Q.

Which factors can contaminate land in Penge. Are they a problem?

A.

Several contaminants caused by factors caused by man and by nature can affect Penge property. Contaminants such as proximity to waste sites should be considered as part of the appropriate search.

Q.

Doing your own conveyancing without the aid of a Penge property solicitor looks to be possible as a seller of a flat , but would it be actually be a silly move ?

A.

Should you wish to use the various books to steer you, you can practically carry out the legal and technical work without instructing a proficient lawyer in Penge .

In reality however, a conveyancer is familiar with a huge number of activities e.g. chasing retention releases and dealing with requisition on os1 many of which require the relevant training.

More importantly have a go conveyancers might come a cropper applicable insurance cover which qualified lawyers must have.

Q.

Regarding the extensive flooding in the UK in April 2012 I am asking whether conveyancing and environmental searches might not be sufficient?

A.

A lawyer in Penge will consider include flood searches if the environmental conveyancing searches spots a the local Penge flood risk

For greater peace of mind you can always speak to a local resident.

Q.

Should I opt for the conveyancing suggested by the estate agent?

A.

The Headington agent may endorse a law firm. These referrals should be considered carefully, as the agent may recommend whichever firm pays the most per referral, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.

 
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