Conveyancing In Swanscombe Q & A's
What does a Swanscombe conveyancing lawyer do when the property we hope to purchase is located in a conservation area and has unfitting window frames fitted?
Your solicitor will carry out searches ascertain whether the property is within a conservation area and whether any alterations have the necessary permissions.
I am buying in Swanscombe. Can I verify that the building is in a conservation area?
With around 9,000 such areas throughout England, the areas in or near Swanscombe include a range of conservation areas. A property solicitor will discuss what specific restrictions are in place and advise further.
How much is the council tax on a Forties mid-terrace Band F dwelling in Swanscombe?
You will be informed about the property's council tax band as part of the conveyancing report on title. Council tax rates for Swanscombe are set out on the Dartford local authority site. At the time of writing (24 October 2012) rates are as follows:
- Band A - £963.00
- Band B - £1,124.00
- Band C - £1,284.00
- Band D - £1,445.00
- Band E - £1,766.00
- Band F - £2,087.00
- Band G - £2,408.00
- Band H - £2,890.00
Which Swanscombe mortgage lenders do you work with?
Homeward Legal are able to work with all the major lenders assisting Swanscombe home purchasers. Swanscombe lenders and mortgage specialists include Bellegrove, 351 Bexley Rd, Erith, DA8 3EZ, Countrywide Mortgage Services, Orbital One/Green St Green Rd, Dartford, DA1 1QG, and Rural & Business Specialists Ltd, Po Box 281, Meopham, Gravesend, DA13 0WX. The property lawyer handling your case can deal with the particular enquiries and searches your lender requires.
What should I do about the transfer of ownership of the utility billing?
It is the responsibility of the former owners to inform the utilities firms (gas, electricity, water, etc.) that they are moving.
You should give your current suppliers at least 48 hours’ notice that you’re moving home and, when you leave your old property, you should take all the necessary readings and send them to your old supplier(s) along with your forwarding address, so that they can send you a final bill and sort out any credit you might be owed.
You should give your new utility suppliers at least 48 hours giving your personal details for the new property. When you move into your new property, you should take all the readings again and send them to the new suppliers so that they have a record of where to start the bills running.
Which individual property conveyancing searches should my conveyancing solicitor in Swanscombe carry out when carrying out the conveyancing for a Swanscombe property?
Standard procedure is to get Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search, Environmental and Coal Mining Search (Con29M) as well as any specific searches such as Coal and Brine.