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Conveyancing in Sidcup Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

The nearest station to Sidcup is Albany Park, around 1 mile away and the nearest airport to Sidcup is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 25 miles, London Heliport Airport is 13 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 22 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 22 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 24 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 24 miles, Elstree Airport is 25 miles, Rochester Airport is 19 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 8 miles away.

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Local Sidcup attractions

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Erith London Windmill, Eltham Palace English Heritage and Museum of the Royal Arttillery:Firepower Aviation Museum are easily accessible from Sidcup.

The neighbouring hospital for Sidcup is Queen Marys Sidcup.

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How do I get the best conveyancing rates in Sidcup for a £296,000 property?

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Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned, and many firms promote cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra fees can inflate your final invoice. Any costs included in the small print ought to be fair and only apply in cases where your lawyer must complete unanticipated additional work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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For a residential property valued at £97000, what should be calculated for SDLT?

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Stamp Duty is dependent on the purchase price. For a property bought for £97000, the rate will be £0.*

*Correct February 2013

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What should we do regarding iron soil contamination in Sidcup?

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Sidcup industry and natural causes can cause top-soil contamination. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Sidcup, including local authorities.

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Should I read about doing ones own conveyancing as a buyer of a home , Would it be reasonable to enact the DIY conveyancing on my own?

There is no argument why a home seller should not look after the majority of the your own conveyancing without the help of an experienced conveyancing solicitor in Sidcup. In reality however, a property lawyer typically handles a large number of actions ranging from understanding the practical side of the process or apportioning service charges many of which need adequate training.

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Are your house conveyancing solicitors geared up for 1 month completions on the conveyancing of auction properties in Sidcup?

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We are property auction specialists and commonly carry out work for bidders at auction. It is very important for purchasers to formally appoint a qualified solicitor as rapidly as they can to allow for a detailed report of the legal pack prior to the day of bidding.

After the day of bidding, a conveyancing lawyer will be geared up to rapidly finalise the legal work within the 4 week time frame, a normal requirement of auction conditions.

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Does your conveyancing solicitor in Sidcup conduct any searches on the London Regency terraced home I am purchasing

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If purchasing and obtaining a mortgage a mortgage lender insist that at least the following Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental as well as any specific local Sidcup searches e.g. a Official Search of whole without priority.

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Do you need a chancel search? I am purchasing a Sidcup home next to a vicarage.

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Owners of property neighbouring nearby church property are expected to pay for repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. A conveyancing lawyer will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Sidcup church properties include Blackfen The Good Shepherd, Christ Church, Lamorbey The Holy Redeemer and St John The Evangelist.

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How much is the council tax on a Thirties terraced Band D dwelling in Sidcup?

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You will be given detail on your homes band as part of the title report. Council tax charges for properties in Sidcup are published on the Bexley council website. At the time of authoring on 18 March 2013 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £957.00
  • Band B - £1,116.00
  • Band C - £1,276.00
  • Band D - £1,435.00
  • Band E - £1,754.00
  • Band F - £2,073.00
  • Band G - £2,392.00
  • Band H - £2,871.00

 
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