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Conveyancing in Petts Wood Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

Petts Wood key data:

The closest airport to Petts Wood is London Biggin Hill Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 24 miles, London City Airport is 8 miles, London Heliport Airport is 13 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 19 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 19 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 23 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 24 miles, Elstree Airport is 25 miles, Rochester Airport is 20 miles and away and the closest station to Petts Wood is Petts Wood.

The closest hospital to Petts Wood is Princess Royal University Orpington.

Q.

We need a cheap solicitor quote to own a residence. What do we need to consider?

A.

Many property lawyers advertise so-called cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional charges can inflate your final bill. Extra fees which are listed in terms and conditions ought to be fair and clearly defined. The conveyancing quote should list any disbursements to be paid.

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What factors will affect land in Petts Wood. Will they be properly investigated?

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Land may be contaminated by numerous natural causes and human activities, and an environmental search should reveal if a home is impacted by contaminants in the area including hazardous substances in the ground or landfill sites.

Q.

Can strontium contaminate Petts Wood soil?

A.

Even where some contamination has occurred in Petts Wood, risk levels are usually low. Data on many contaminants, such as radioactive waste, will be included in an environmental search.

Q.

Do we need a surveying expert to inspect this property purchase?

A.

Homeward Legal suggest that the majority of buyers arrange a house surveyor to perform a survey when you plan to buy in Petts Wood. There can be a range of defects that can negatively affect

a property, that a solicitor will be unable to address, including unsafe chimney circulation and cavity wall tie failure.

Q.

What will a Petts Wood property solicitor recommend if the flat we hope to buy is inside the boundary of a Bromley planning authority conservation area and has unsuitable dormer windows fitted to it?

A.

Bromley planning authority enquiries carried out by your Petts Wood conveyancing solicitor during the legal process should find out whether the property is inside a conservation area and evidence of local authority approval for alterations will be requested. In the absence of any appropriate consents, your conveyancing solicitor will inform you of the alternatives which include seeking from the planning authority or buying an indemnity insurance policy.

Q.

We plan to buy a property in Bonnington. Will a chancel search be necessary?

A.

Regardless of the Petts Wood parish you are buying in, the conveyancing solicitor could advise that a chancel search be taken out. Through some parish councils have exercised their right to exact chancel repairs on the current owners of lay rectorships, a conveyancing solicitor cannot verify that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will not automatically be the case for future owners.

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We are taking out a mortgage with Furness Building Society, is there anything I need to consider?

A.

Buyers in Petts Wood should be aware that, recently, a number of lenders have reduced the number of firms able to act for them. Homeward Legal are able to act for all large mortgage lenders.

Q.

Do your lawyers do the conveyancing for residential property auction properties in Petts Wood?

A.

Our company often carry out work for auction buyers and sellers. We always encourage purchasers to appoint an affordable lawyer well before the property auction date to allow time for a review of the legal papers.

Post auction day arrives, the lawyer is fully prepared to carry out the purchase inside 28 days, a normal requirement of terms of sale.

 
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