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Conveyancing in Sevenoaks Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 11/07/17

Local travel information:

Commuters are well served with Sevenoaks having very convenient road access nearby at less than 3 miles off the M26.

The nearest airport to Sevenoaks is London Biggin Hill Airport. London City Airport is 18 miles, London Heliport Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 17 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 18 miles, Rochester Airport is 15 miles and away and Sevenoaks's closest train station is Sevenoaks.

Sevenoaks is the neighbouring hospital for Sevenoaks.

Q.

I need the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Sevenoaks. What do I need to check for?

A.

The confusion over this topic catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many law firms promote supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However additional charges can inflate the final invoice. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid ought to be defined on a Sevenoaks conveyancing quote Any fees should be fair. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

Would you advise taking steps to defer paying for SDLT?

A.

SDLT must be paid for residential property sold for more than 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty mitigation must be treated with caution by purchasers in Sevenoaks, as such schemes are costly and can be very unlikely to succeed.

Q.

Which actual search enquiries will a Sevenoaks conveyancing solicitor carry out for a Sevenoaks house?

A.

Normal legal protocol will be to get Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW), Environment Search and Coal Mining Search (Con29M) and perhaps specific searches for example Development reports.

Q.

Our lender is Manchester Building Society - what will I need to be aware of?

A.

Some lenders are now limiting the firms who can act for them, resulting in greater conveyancing costs for purchasers if their conveyancing solicitor is unable to act both on their behalf, and for their lender. Homeward Legal are able to act on behalf of many mortgage lenders, ensuring that an additional conveyancing solicitor will not be required to act for your lender.

Q.

Do you recommend your solicitors to specialise auction conveyancing in Sevenoaks?

A.

Yes - Our recommended conveyancing solicitors commonly carry out work for auction buyers and sellers. We always advocate bidders to instruct the lawyer well before the date of the auction so there is time for a thorough review of the legal documents.

Subsequently, immediately after the property auction a prepared lawyer needs to be prepared for swiftly finish the conveyancing process inside 28 days, a normal requirement of conditions of sale.

Q.

I am purchasing a £272000 Sevenoaks residence. How is Stamp Duty Land Tax calculated?

A.

Stamp Duty Land Tax is calculated with reference to the purchase price. For a house purchased for £272000, stamp duty will be £8160.*

*This information correct as of February 2013

Q.

What will the Sevenoaks property solicitor do when the flat I hope to purchase is in a conservation area and has out of place doors installed?

A.

Your instructed lawyer should verify whether the property is located within a conservation area and whether any alterations have required consent.

Q.

Which Sevenoaks lender panels are your solicitors on?

A.

Most lenders in Sevenoaks are on our panels. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Sevenoaks include Mortgages For Business Ltd, 53-55 High St, Sevenoaks, TN13 1JF, and Savills, 74-76 High St, Sevenoaks, TN13 1JR.

 
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