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Conveyancing in Sanderstead Q & A's

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Updated: 15/07/17

Local information:

The nearest airport to Sanderstead is London Biggin Hill Airport (5 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 19 miles, London City Airport is 13 miles, London Heliport Airport is 11 miles s, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 20 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 13 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 13 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 18 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 21 mile s, Elstree Airport is 25 miles and away. The closest train station to Sanderstead is Riddlesdown.

The most convenient hospital is Purley War Memorial.

Q.

I need to find a property lawyer that offers cheap conveyancing in Sanderstead. What should I check?

A.

Many homeowners seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates. Many conveyancers purport to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. Additional fees found in terms of engagement should be fair and clearly defined. Your conveyancing quote should also clearly state costs to be paid to third parties, like the local authority, (disbursments).The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.

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Why does conveyancing need such a long time? The last solicitor we used felt very slow.

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The conveyancing process can be lengthy for many reasons. Some causes are out of the conveyancing solicitor's hands, we, however, work hard to minimise their burden where viable.

Q.

What kind of analysis regarding the risk of local flooding in Croydon will my conveyancer in Sanderstead report back to us on an investment property I am buying?

Your conveyancing lawyer will carry out standard protocol environmental searches, which include Sanderstead flood risk area information. A significantly more detailed search (e.g. Landmark) will often be proposed by a Sanderstead solicitor if in the event that the initial searches highlight any risk of flooding. At the time of writing (03/01/13) reports on the UK Environment Agency do not reveal any flood warnings in the Sanderstead area.

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We are purchasing a £489000. How is Stamp Duty Land Tax rates calculated?

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SDLT is dependent on the property's price. For a residential property in Sanderstead bought for £489000, SDLT is £14670 (source: www.hmrc.gov.uk, August 2012).

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What are our options if we invest in a converted house inside a Croydon local authority conservation area ?

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An integral part of the due diligence for buyers includes ordering of LLC1 searches of the Croydon authority to identify conservation area status and the requisite permission for developments. .

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Which Sanderstead lenders do you work with?

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Of lenders with offices in Sanderstead, we closely with many. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Ideal Mortgages Ltd, 22 Gravel Hill, Croydon, CR0 5BB, Easy Life Mortgages, A/193 Livingstone Rd, Thornton Heath, CR7 8JZ, and Apple Mortgage Solutions, Hamilton House Offices/17a Cedar Rd, Sutton, SM2 5DA.

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The estate agent has referred the property solicitor. Do I need to use this firm?

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It is common practice for agents in Marks Gate to endorse a solicitors firm. Such referrals should be considered carefully, as some agents choose whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the law firm with the best reputation.

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How much time does I allow for the conveyancing process generally need, according to your estimates?

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For most residential property, the amount of time needed to buy or sell a residence will vary, dependent on a number of issues, for example, matters where a property has a mortgage. We strive to ensure your move is undertaken as quickly as possible.

 
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