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Conveyancing in South London Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

South London attractions

Brixton London Windmill, London National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are in South London.

South London's closest train station is Charing Cross. The closest airport to South 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.

Drivers are well catered for with South London situated with good motorway access approximately a couple of miles of the A40M.

The closest hospital for South London is Royal London Homeopathic.

Q.

How do I get a cheap solicitor quote for purchasing a property?

A.

Many solicitors purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing, but additional fees will be included in the small print. Fees ought to be reasonable. They only apply in cases where the lawyer must perform additional tasks , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The conveyancing quote should also state any disbursements to be paid.The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

Q.

I have a requirement to complete on the sale of my maisonette quickly - are you fast South London conveyancers ?

A.

Generally South London lawyers are extremely apathetic which usually adds huge misery to the home selling process.

Homeward Legals expert panel of solicitors approach is different - we use state of the art IT and document production systems .

Critically , we give you a conveyancers prepared to efficiently communicate with all parties in the home buyer and seller chain .

Q.

Why might the conveyancing work require so much time and effort? Isn't it just filing paperwork?

A.

Conveyancing can be subject to numerous interruptions or delays even in the best of circumstances. In some cases, the reasons are out of the solicitor's control. Homeward Legal aim to diminish the consequences of these delays whenever we can by driving the sale or purchase forward.

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Are property searches that necessary?

A.

Conveyancing searches are an accepted pack of queries ordered on behalf of the party intending to buy the property, which may include a local authority search. Searches are very useful whether buying with a mortgage or not, but will only cover the legal condition of the property's title.

Q.

Which of the lender panels in South London are you on?

A.

Most lenders in South London are on our South London solicitors' panel. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Lloyd & Co, 112C Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1AH, Stess Ltd, 295 Northborough Rd, London, SW16 4TR, and Kingsley Mortgages Ltd, Challenge House/616 Mitcham Rd, Croydon, CR0 3AA. The property lawyer handling your case can advise further.

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Is contaminated land a concern in South London?

A.

Property in South London will be contaminated by a broad range of environmental concerns. Contaminants such as air pollution should be reported on during conveyancing searches.

Q.

Should we order a chancel search if I am purchasing in the parish of Hayes, near South London?

A.

The solicitor might recommend that a chancel search is ordered, regardless of the parish where the building being bought is located. Chancel repair may be imposed on the owners of a building where church councils may have not done so in the past. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.

Q.

The owner appears to have installed unbecoming new windows on the maisonette in South London which I think may break nearby conservation area guidelines

A.

Your conveyancing solicitor will always verify whether the property is affected by a designated conservation area and whether any modifications have appropriate consent.

 
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