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Conveyancing in South Kensington Q & A's

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Updated: 17/01/17

Noted South Kensington interest

Carlyle's House National Trust , Wandsworth London Windmill, Science Museum Kensington Aviation Museum and Apsley House English Heritage are situated in South Kensington.

The closest airport to South Kensington is London City Airport (10 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 12 miles, London Heliport Airport is 2 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 14 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 12 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 11 miles s, Elstree Airport is 13 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 15 miles away and the nearest train station to South Kensington is West Brompton, approximately 1 mile away.

Commuters are well catered for with South Kensington enjoying very good major road access close at approximately 1.5m of the A40M.

The closest hospital to South Kensington is Cromwell London.

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How do we find affordable conveyancing?

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Numerous solicitors purport to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However extra charges may increase the solicitor's invoice. Fees listed in terms of engagement ought to be fair and reasonable and only apply to matters if the lawyer must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements must also be stated on a quote. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

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Will the South Kensington conveyancing solicitor order any property conveyancing searches on the London forties detached cottage we are buying?

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If purchasing and taking out a mortgage, your lender insist that at least specific searches, including - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environmental and perhaps less common searches for example Coal and Brine.

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Which local authority is responsible for South Kensington?

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South Kensington is located in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council, The Town Hall, Hornton Street, London, W8 7NX, Tel: 020 7361 3000

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I am intending to be moving from our terraced property near South Kensington to our new flat in West Brompton . What is the right point to select a removals firm?

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We will suggest that you delay organising removals until such time as contracts have exchanged because a moving date wont have been set. Local firms include Agent Removals, Unit 7 Cornwall Gdns, London, SW7 4AJ Phone: 0845 665 5048 or Removal Co London, Removal Company London, London, SW7 4DT Tel: 020 8746 4381.

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What kind of local conveyancing searches about the potential risk of a flood to properties in Kensington And Chelsea will my conveyancing solicitor in South Kensington actually conduct?

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An important part of the conveyancing protocol of buying a property involves your lawyer carrying out property environmental searches that go in detail on the subject of South Kensington historical flood risk. At the time of writing (26/02/13) publication on the Environment Agency website do not show any flood warnings in the South Kensington area.

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Where do I discover additional information the status of the conservation areas in South Kensington?

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English Heritage now maintain a list of the condition of conservation areas in England along with the exposure to the area falling into disrepair. Local conservation areas, such as what can be developed, removal of existing windows or plastic box signs are administered by the local authority (Kensington and Chelsea).

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Please advise how to avoid paying stamp duty in South Kensington?

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We do not recommend any stamp duty mitigation scheme. Such schemes are highly expensive and can be very unlikely to succeed.

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Is contaminated land in South Kensington a concern for houses?

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A wide range of contaminants caused by naturally-occurring factors can spoil property in South Kensington. Contaminants like nearby electrical substations should be considered as part of the appropriate search.

 
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