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Conveyancing in Shortlands Q & A's

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Updated: 15/01/18

Shortlands's nearest train station is Kemsley at 2 miles. The nearest airport to Shortlands is Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport (10 miles). London Airport is 16 miles and Rochester Airport is 11 miles away.

Sittingbourne is the closest hospital to Shortlands.

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We need to find the cheapest conveyancing quote. and what is included?

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This catches out many property buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many conveyancers claim to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional charges will be included in the terms of engagement. Your Shortlands conveyancing quote ought to list the disbursements to be paid.Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

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I am completing next July. What will be calculated for Stamp Duty Land Tax?

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The Stamp Duty which will be owed will depend on the house's price. On a £419000 property, stamp duty will be £12570.

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How many weeks does conveyancing need in Shortlands?

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Generally speaking, the time taken to buy or sell residential property does vary. This is according to a number of concerns, for example, if the lender requires specific searches. Our solicitors ensure every purchase receives fast and efficient service.

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Which local authority is responsible for Shortlands?

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Shortlands is located in London Borough of Bromley Council, Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH, contact: 020 8464 3339

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Are we at risk of gazumping?

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This occurs when a seller agrees to the 1st buyer's offer and later rejects it. Instead, they then go for a second purchaser's offer. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a risk of gazumping. Instructing your conveyancing solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer is a key first step to reducing this risk.

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We are buying on a Shortlands ex-industrial use land. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste?

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Restrictions exist to stop future top-soil contamination, some contaminants, however, can impact the local environment years after exposure. Metal contamination of top-soil in Shortlands is more likely to occur near factories and other industrial sites. Data on other contaminants, like fertilisers and groundwater contamination, will also be included in an environmental search.

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How can I identify whether the Shortlands conservation area is in a poor state?

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Conservation areas in Shortlands are designated by the local Bromley planning authority, who regulate conservation area concerns from including things like poorly maintained pavements, addition of PVC windows and street furniture. English Heritage, a government body, now maintain details in relation to the state of conservation areas in Shortlands and throughout England along with the exposure to a decline in standards.

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Do your property lawyers conduct the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Shortlands?

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Our recommended conveyancing solicitors regularly take instructions from buyers at auction. Conveyancers invariably inform auction buyers to select a CQS property lawyer well before the day of the auction for a thorough investigation. Subsequently, following the auction day, your lawyer is focused on conclude all of the legal work in under 28 days as typically required by the auction conditions.