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Conveyancing in South East London Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

South East London area info

Brixton London Windmill, London National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are easily accessible from South East London.

Motorists are well served with South East London enjoying very convenient motorway access around a couple of miles of the A40M.

The closest airport to South East London is London City Airport (7 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 4 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 15 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 14 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away and the nearest train station to South East London is Charing Cross.

The most convenient hospital to South East London is Royal London Homeopathic.

Q.

What are the best rates for conveyancing for a £586,000 residence?

A.

Several law firms claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra fees are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. Additional fees should be fair and clearly defined. They be applicable solely where your solicitor must complete work beyond standard conveyancing on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. A conveyancing quote should state any disbursements.Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

I have to exchange contracts on the legal work on my leasehold apartment very quickly - are you fast South East London conveyancing solicitors ?

A.

Generally conveyancers are slow which brings huge amounts of stress to the property conveyancing process.

Homeward Legals conveyancing solicitors attempt to communicate efficiently throughout the buyer and seller

chain and utilise speed focused software systems to push through the sale of your property in minimum time.

Q.

As a result of the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since on record we are asking if environmental searches won't be sufficient?

A.

Flood risk searches applied for by the property lawyer in South East London should also include a far more specialist search (Landmark) if the risk is deemed significant.

If you are concerned why not approach a local resident.

Q.

Is the SDLT fee a fee or a disbursement?

A.

Disbursements and fees ought to be identified on a quote. This charge is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in your quote.

Q.

Why does conveyancing take months to complete?

A.

South East London conveyancing could be delayed, we, however, seek to minimise their consequences whenever feasible. Common delays may include a slow firm acting for the lender.

Q.

Is a Homebuyer Report required when purchasing a house in South East London?

A.

Homeward Legal heavily advise that home buyers in South East London instruct a home surveyor to perform a survey. Numerous issues will impact a property, which include dry rot.

Q.

Will a South East London property lawyer order any searches on the London Victorian mid terrace flat we are buying?

A.

If taking out a mortgage a mortgage lender will expect a solicitor to get at least specific searches, including the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environment Search and, depending on certain criteria, unique particular e.g. a Subsidence.

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The property seller appears to have installed ill-suited removal of chimney stacks on the house in South East London which I think might possibly break conservation area rules

A.

A property lawyer will carry out searches verify whether the property is located within a conservation area, and if so whether any modifications have required permissions from the local authority.

 
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