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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: 22/04/17

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.

Is there anything we are supposed to do to make our South East London conveyancing faster?

A.

Crucial to buying faster is to employing a communicative lawyer. Consider the following:

  • Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?
  • Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact
  • Do they order searches immediately?

Q.

the Co-op is going to be our mortgage lender, what do we need to check?

Purchasers should be aware that, recently, a number of lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. Homeward Legal, however, will act for many UK mortgage lenders to ensure that you will not need to pay the lender's legal fees.

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When in the process should you speak to a conveyancer in South East London?

A.

Generally, the earlier in the process you can instruct a solicitor, the better, as conveyancing involves several tasks that may be performed very early in the process. Some recommend postponing instruction until a chain is completed, but you will then be at a serious disadvantage in the event of a contract race, or buyer eager to move quickly.

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We are intending to buy a 1950s house in one of the conservation areas. Where does one find details about the state of upkeep?

A.

Conservation areas in South East London are set up by Southwark who oversee everything from building materials to the prohibition of advertising hoardings. English Heritage, a government body, keep a list in relation to the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in addition to the risk of a decline in standards.

Q.

Our estate agent has referred a conveyancing solicitor who they generally use. Is it advisable to instruct this solicitor?

A.

If you instruct a conveyancing solicitor through this route, you the agent can use their influence exert pressure on your behalf. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, some agents choose the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best value for you.

Q.

Fixtures and fittings refer to what exactly?

A.

Mainly, fixtures are 'fixed' to walls, floors or ceilings and cannot be easily removed, whereas fixtures can be more easily removed. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction. This can make the completion of a fixtures and fitting form necessary.

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.

 
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