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Conveyancing in Pimlico Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/07/17

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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How many mortgage lenders in Pimlico do you work with?

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Of lenders with offices proximate to Pimlico, we in conjunction with most. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Bryce-Smith & Partners, 76 Warwick Sq, London, SW1V 2AR. The property lawyer handling your case will be able to carry out any relevant lender-imposed searches or checks.

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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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How much will the conveyancing searches in Pimlico cost?

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Searches range in cost, depending on the particular searches ordered. Searches are disbursements, and will not be included in your solicitor's fees.

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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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How is Stamp Duty Land Tax rates measured in Pimlico and what will we need to pay on a £653000 residence?

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Stamp Duty is dependent on the property's price. Stamp duty will be £26120 on a £653000 house or flat.*

*Source: www.hmrc.gov.uk, 01/02/2013

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What kind of conveyancing searches into the potential risk of local flooding around Westminster will my Pimlico solicitor actually carry out?

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A residential property conveyancing lawyer will carry out standard formal environmental searches that should include Pimlico flood risk data. In some cases a conveyancing solicitor in Pimlico might possibly advise an inexpensive (around twenty pounds) and more detailed flood search. At the time of writing (05-Dec-08) there were no warnings around the Tidal Thames from Blackfriars Bridge to Battersea Bridge at the River Thames including areas in the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, the City of London, the City of Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea

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Would arranging a Homebuyer Report be a good idea when buying residential property?

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It is firmly advised that you arrange a property survey. There can be a range of problems that can affect a property, for example poor drainage and cavity wall tie failure.

 
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