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Updated: 21/07/17

Southwark attractions

Brixton London Windmill, London National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are in the vicinity of Southwark.

Commuters are well catered for with Southwark situated with good road access close at approximately 2 miles of the A40M.

Charing Cross station is about 1 mile from Southwark and the closest airport to Southwark is London City Airport. 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.

The most convenient hospital for Southwark is Royal London Homeopathic.


On the purchase of a £796,000 house, what will be the fees? We are looking for affordable conveyancing.


Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many sellers and buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many law firms advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional charges may increase the final invoice. Feeswhich are listed in the terms needs to be reasonable.


How much will the cost of searches be?


The cost of conveyancing searches significantly varies, depending on the searches chosen. The most generally useful searches include an environmental search and a drainage search.


What kind of due diligence in connection with the risk and history of a flood in South East London will a Southwark property solicitor report on for an Edwardian property I am purchasing?

An experienced residential property conveyancer conducts formal environmental searches that will include Southwark flood risk area information.


Our estate agent has suggested a property lawyer. Do I need to use them?


Many estate agents will have referral deals with solicitors whereby they refer work. Such referrals must be carefully considered, as an agent may select the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best value for you.


What do searches apply to?


These searches are queries carried out on behalf of the party intending to buy the property. These searches do give much needed information and context, but will only cover facets affecting the legal title.


Conveyancing and environmental searches are surmised archived data and given current events e g the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since 1920 are they the ideal way to identify sufficient information about the Southwark flood risk area?


Flood searches applied for by a Southwark conveyancer will also include a more thorough flood search if it is felt necessary.

If you remain worried you could attempt to get in touch with a local resident.


Is an administration fee a disbursement or fee?


Disbursements and fees should be identified on the quote for your conveyancing, with no additional costs in the terms and conditions. This cost is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in the quote for your conveyancing.


I have to exchange on the conveyancing process on a freehold flat very quickly, are you fast Southwark property lawyers ?


Commonly Southwark lawyers may be passive which can add further stress and worry to the home selling process.

Having invested in cutting edge fast response systems . We always assign home movers carefully selected solicitor trained to communicate with the entire buyer and seller chain such as local councils, to attain a fast exchange of contracts.