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Conveyancing in Pratts Bottom Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 13/07/17

Pratts Bottom attractions

Keston London Windmill, Downe Down House (Charles Darwin) English Heritage and Lullingstone Roman Villa English Heritage are in Pratts Bottom.

Drivers are well served with Pratts Bottom having very convenient road access close at inside 2m of the M25 Junction 4 Westbound.

London Biggin Hill Airport is 4 miles from Pratts Bottom. London City Airport is 12 miles, London Heliport Airport is 16 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 18 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 18 miles, Rochester Airport is 18 miles and away. The closest station to Pratts Bottom is Knockholt, almost 1 mile away.

The most convenient hospital is Chelsfield Park Orpington.


I need to find a solicitors firm that offers cheap conveyancing. Will I get a quote or and estimate?


This affects many buyers who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process. Many property lawyers purport to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however extra charges may increase the final bill. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid must also be stated on the conveyancing quote Any extra costs included in terms and conditions needs to be fair and come into force only if your lawyer must complete additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


I am purchasing a house with Derbyshire Home Loans - what will we need to check?


When buying with a mortgage, the lender will require legal work to be carried out. Some lenders have reduced the number of firms on their approved panel. This can mean higher conveyancing costs for purchasers. We are able to act for all major lenders.


I have a requirement for fast solicitors in Pratts Bottom - is that you?


A lot of house selling property lawyers are passive which can cause huge anguish to the home conveyancing process.

With us, expert panel of solicitors are focused on speed and try to communicate through all parts of the home buyer and seller chain and who always use the very latest conveyancing management technology to complete on the sale to your ideal move date.


Is there an authority that has any comprehensive data on the standard of Pratts Bottom conservation areas?


English Heritage, a government body, have produced details in relation to the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in Bromley and throughout England in addition to the risk of the area falling into disrepair.

Local Pratts Bottom conservation areas for instance upkeep of paths, non sympathetic doors or poorly maintained roads are handled by Bromley.


Property environmental searches are fine but when one considers climate change, such as the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since records began, are they actually good enough to advise us enough about the Pratts Bottom area flood risk?


The property lawyer in Pratts Bottom should carry out property conveyancing searches if the first conveyancing searches establishes a Pratts Bottom flood risk area data

For greater history you can always contact a local resident.


For fast legal work to buy a £357k home, what can we do to accelerate the conveyancing process?


Experienced buyers will tell you that a fast completion is crucial to instruct a experienced property lawyer. Additionally, there are a number of tasks you as the purchaser can also do to accelerate the process, including, if you intend to get a house survey, doing so as early as you can, responding to all correspondence via the fastest means and asking for property searches to be ordered immediately.


The Pratts Bottom home being purchased is on a brownfield land. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste like cobalt (Co)?


Pratts Bottom's local area has a history of contamination from industry and natural causes, like much of the UK. Metal contamination of top-soil in Pratts Bottom is more likely to occur near waste treatment sites. Data on other contaminants, like fertilisers, will also be included in an environmental search.


Does your company handle the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Pratts Bottom?


Our company is very knowledgeable with property auction conveyancing. Quite often difficult to value buildings like development properties are included at auction and these demand added fact-finding by the conveyancer We therefore strongly suggest that bidders instruct a qualified lawyer well before the auction to allow time for a full investigation.

Subsequently, following the auction day, the lawyer should be able to concentrate on carry out the conveyancing process in 28 days after exchange of contracts, a normal requirement of .