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Conveyancing in Selsdon Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

Local information:

Sanderstead train station is around 1 mile from Selsdon and Selsdon's nearest airport is London Biggin Hill Airport. 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 21 mile s, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 14 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 14 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 19 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 21 mile s, Elstree Airport is 25 miles, Rochester Airport is 25 miles and away.

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Local Selsdon attractions

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Shirley London Windmill and Croydon Airport Vistor Centre Aviation Museum are close at hand to Selsdon.

The most convenient hospital is Purley War Memorial.

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How do I get low cost conveyancing?

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Various firms offer cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional costs are often hiding in the small print. This small print is often not read by buyers in a hurry. Additional fees included in your solicitor's terms should be fair. Our online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.

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Which environmental factors will contaminate land in Selsdon. Will they be checked for comprehensively?

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A range of contaminants could lessen the value of land in Selsdon. Contaminants such as hazardous and regulated installations and coal mining should be considered as part of the appropriate search.

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Which local authority is responsible for Selsdon?

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Selsdon is located in London Borough of Croydon Council, Taberner House, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 3JS, Tel: 020 8726 6005

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Which government authority is responsible for policing the standard of conservation areas in Selsdon and Selsdon?

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Conservation areas in Selsdon are nominated by the local authority (Croydon) who maintain the state of the area including things

like street clutter, non sympathetic doors and property boundaries. English Heritage, a government body, now maintain a list in relation to the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas along with the exposure to standards slipping.

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For a fast completion to buy a £224,000 house, what can we do to speed up the process?

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It is well established that a fast conveyancing transaction is essential to is to employing a proactive, diligent solicitor. Consider the following when selecting:

  • Was there a delay delivering a quote?
  • Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact
  • How soon will they order searches?

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What can a Selsdon conveyancing lawyer advise if the maisonette we are intending to buy is inside a Croydon council conservation area and has unsightly artificial stone cladding installed?

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Local authority LLC1 searches carried out by the solicitor during the legal process will determine whether the Selsdon property a designated conservation area proof of council approval for additions to the property will be required.

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Which of the lender panels in Selsdon are your solicitors on?

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Most lenders in Selsdon are on our solicitors' panels. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Oskat, 189 Southwark Pk Rd, London, SE16 3TX, Alpha Property Services (UK) Ltd, 307 East St, London, SE17 2SX, and Direct Mortgage Centre, 87 Burdett Rd, London, E3 4JN.

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Is it advisable that we get a chancel search? I am buying a Selsdon flat conversion on the same street as rectory land.

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In Selsdon, some owners can be required to fund repairs to church property in the locality. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. The solicitor carrying out the legal work for your move will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Church properties in the area include St Francis and St John the Divine.

 
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