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Conveyancing in Pimlico Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 28/04/17

Noted Pimlico interest

Brixton London Windmill, Jewel Tower English Heritage and Apsley House English Heritage are in the vicinity of Pimlico.

London Victoria train station is approximately a mile from Pimlico and the closest airport to Pimlico is London City Airport (8 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 14 miles, London Heliport Airport is 3 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 15 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 14 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 14 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away.

Motorists are well catered for with Pimlico situated with excellent road access inside 3m of the A40M.

The most convenient hospital to Pimlico is Gordon Pimlico.

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How do we find affordable conveyancing?

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Lack of clarity over this topic catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many property lawyers advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing, but extra fees may increase your solicitor's invoice. Extrasfound in terms of engagement needs to be reasonable. They be applied only where your conveyancer is required to complete unexpected extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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I have requested a conveyancing quote from you. May there be any supplementary hidden fees?

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We will not charge any extra, hidden costs. It may be that a separate matter is also required, such as a deed of easement, . Your solicitor will discuss these as necessary.

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We are buying a rectory in the parish of Hammersmith. Will we need a chancel search?

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Whichever Pimlico parish you are buying in, a conveyancing lawyer may suggest a chancel search. Although some Parochial Church Councils have exercised their right to charge chancel repairs on owners of lay rectorships,

it is not possible to be certain that a parish which has not been subject to chancel liability in the past will continue to be free from liability. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.

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We have to find really fast solicitors in Pimlico - is that Homeward Legals solicitors?

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Often Westminster solicitors practices are very slow which brings huge stress to the house legal process. With us, conveyancing solicitors will always attempt to communicate through all parts of the buyer and seller property chain and have invested in new integrated systems to exchange on your sale in the shortest time.

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Does anybody hold any thorough easily accessible info the status of the conservation areas in Pimlico?

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Conservation area concerns for example the historic layout of roads, removal of chimney stacks or ugly parking meters are maintain by the local authority (Westminster).

English Heritage have put together a detailed list in relation to the state of repair of conservation areas along with the vulnerability of the area.

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Does your solicitors firm look after the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Pimlico?

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Our firm is very competent with sellers at auction. Usually specialist buildings for example short lease flats, are bought in property auctions which necessitate additional investigation. We therefore suggest that purchasers decide on a SRA regulated lawyer well in advance of the auction for a thorough review of the documents. Post actual auction, your lawyer should be fully prepared to conclude the auction conveyancing process in under 28 days as usually required by the conditions of sale.

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Are costs for obtaining copies of planning permission fees or disbursements?

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A good quote should clearly state all disbursements and fees. These costs are fees not disbursements. It should be included in your quote.

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How can we protect against being gazumped?

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Gazumping takes place when a house seller accepts an offer and then rejects it, opting for a better offer. It could occur days before contracts are due to be exchanged. The chance of gazumping is present in any transaction. Consider instructing your solicitor as soon as possible to reduce the chance of your offer being gazumped.

 
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