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Conveyancing in Purley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

Noted Purley interest

Shirley London Windmill, Croydon Airport Vistor Centre Aviation Museum and Cheam Lumley Chapel Churches Conservation Trust are in the vicinity of Purley.

Purley's nearest airport is London Biggin Hill Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 18 miles, London City Airport is 14 miles, London Heliport Airport is 10 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 19 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 13 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 13 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 17 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 20 miles, Elstree Airport is 24 miles and away and the closest station to Purley is Purley.

The nearest hospital to Purley is Purley War Memorial.

Q.

Are additional fees applied? We are trying to find low cost conveyancing.

A.

Many online and high street property lawyers purport to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However additional fees are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

Q.

How do we determine Stamp Duty Land Tax, and what should we budget for a £79000 property?

A.

Stamp Duty in Purley will depend on the purchase price of the property. On a £79000 property, stamp duty will be £0 (source: www.hmrc.gov.uk, March 2013).

Q.

Does your solicitors firm specialise auction conveyancing in Purley?

A.

We are highly experienced with property auction conveyancing. Very often specialist lots such as residential investments are sold in auctions and these want greater. Conveyancers therefore recommend that auction buyers decide on a an experienced conveyancing solicitor prior to the date of the auction to allow enough time for an investigation of the sellers documents. Subsequently, following the auction, your conveyancing lawyer will need to be ready for swiftly finalise the transaction inside 28 days, a requirement of auction conditions.

Q.

What is the council tax on a period end of terrace Band H home in Purley?

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You should be give detail your property's council tax band as part of the conveyancing report on title.

Council tax rates for Purley are set out on the Croydon local authority site. Currently, 13 February 2013, rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £971.00
  • Band B - £1,133.00
  • Band C - £1,295.00
  • Band D - £1,457.00
  • Band E - £1,781.00
  • Band F - £2,104.00
  • Band G - £2,428.00
  • Band H - £2,914.00

Q.

Should I read about handling the legal work when buying and selling a maisonette. Would it be an unrealistic idea to do the legal work on our own?

A.

In theory there are no reasons at all why a home seller cant apply this approach and look after the legal and technical work yourself.

In reality however, a property solicitor typically handles a large array of jobs such as chasing outstanding papers or assembling correct warranties some of which are better done by someone with a qualified solicitor.

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Which local authority is responsible for Purley?

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Purley is located in London Borough of Croydon Council, Taberner House, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 3JS, contact: 020 8726 6003

Q.

Should we get a chancel search if I am intending to purchase in the parish of Harrow on the Hill, near Purley?

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Your Purley conveyancing solicitor should confirm that a chancel search is taken out, irrespective of the parish in which the residence being purchased is found. Through some Parochial Church Councils have opted to charge chancel repairs on new owners of land subject to chancel liability, it is not possible to be certain that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will continue to be free from liability. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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Can we bypass paying for SDLT rates?

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Stamp duty usually must be paid on property purchases over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty avoidance should be treated with extreme caution, as such schemes are costly and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself.

 
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