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Conveyancing in Plumstead Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Plumstead attractions

Erith London Windmill, Museum of the Royal Arttillery:Firepower Aviation Museum and Blackheath Old Dover Rd Library Art Gallery are around Plumstead.

The closest airport to Plumstead is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 24 miles, London Heliport Airport is 12 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 24 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 22 miles, Elstree Airport is 22 miles, Rochester Airport is 21 mile and London Biggin Hill Airport is 11 miles away and the nearest station to Plumstead is Plumstead, approximately a mile away.

The closest hospital is Heathlands Private Belvedere.

Q.

How do we get the cheapest Plumstead conveyancing quote?

A.

Many online and high street conveyancers purport to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional charges are often hiding in the terms. This small print is often not read by home owners in a hurry. Any disbursements should also be included on a conveyancing quote. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

Q.

What is the council tax on a period converted property in Plumstead?

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More often than not the conveyancing report on title should give the relevant Greenwich council tax band. Correct rates for properties in Plumstead are detailed on the Greenwich council website. On, 09/08/2012, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £859.00
  • Band B - £1,002.00
  • Band C - £1,145.00
  • Band D - £1,288.00
  • Band E - £1,574.00
  • Band F - £1,860.00
  • Band G - £2,146.00
  • Band H - £2,576.00

Q.

How do we defer paying for SDLT rates?

A.

Homeward Legal do not recommend home buyers arrange any stamp duty mitigation, as such schemes are often uneconomical and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed . There have been a range of official schemes, such as higher thresholds for first-time buyers. You will be able to confirm your eligibility for any such active initiatives with your solicitor..

Q.

What amount of time does conveyancing to sell a house generally require? If it matters, we are purchasing a house in Plumstead.

A.

The number of weeks taken to sell or purchase residential property does vary, influenced by several issues affecting the property. The national average is 8 to 12 weeks, but we work towards four to six weeks, wherever possible.

Q.

We are bidding at a property auction and need organise a fast purchase, how could we accelerate the conveyancing process?

A.

The key to buying faster is to use a experienced conveyancing solicitor. Additionally, there are a number of things you as the purchaser can also do to get moving sooner, including, arranging any finances require to complete the purchase, completing all forms as soon as possible and contacting your conveyancing solicitor regularly.

Q.

What causes purchase conveyancing work to take weeks to complete? We had several delays with our previous solicitor.

A.

The conveyancing process could be held up by numerous, often unpredictable, issues. We understand how unnecessarily stressful these delays can be and seek to minimise the burden of these delays by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible.

Q.

I am purchasing an Edwardian terraced house. Do we need property searches?

A.

Conveyancing searches are common pack of enquiries raised by the buyer's solicitor via one of several specific authorities. You need to be aware that, searches cover solely issues and defects relating to the property's legal title.

Q.

Do we need a chancel search if we are buying in the parish of Hanworth, near Plumstead?

A.

Whichever Plumstead parish in which you are purchasing, a conveyancer might recommend a chancel search. Although some Parochial Church Councils have opted to charge chancel repairs on current owners of affected property, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish which has not been subject to chancel liability in the past will continue to be free from liability. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.

 
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