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Conveyancing in Tonbridge Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/04/18

As reported in the 2011 census Tonbridge has a residential population 680,816 spread over an area of 266,871 hectares (659,451 acres) meaning a density of population of 2.6 people per hectare (1.0 per acre).

Tonbridge's closest airport is London Biggin Hill Airport. London City Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 19 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 20 miles, Rochester Airport is 15 miles and away and Tonbridge's nearest train station is Tonbridge.

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Local Tonbridge attractions

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Tonbridge Castle Castle and Capel St Thomas Becket Churches Conservation Trust are situated in Tonbridge.

Tonbridge Cottage is the closest hospital.

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What are the best conveyancing rates for a £287,000 home?

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Many online and high street property lawyers promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra fees are often hiding in the terms of engagement. Extras included in terms and conditions ought to be reasonable and be applied only where the lawyer is required to complete unexpected extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The disbursements to be paid ought to be defined on a conveyancing quote. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

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What length of time will the legal work to purchase a house generally require? We have a buyer ready.

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The length of time required to sell or purchase residential property may vary, influenced by a handful of legal considerations such as matters where a property has a mortgage. With Homeward Legal, your transaction is handled quickly, and to the highest standard of service.

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I am purchasing a £101000 Tonbridge house. What should be assessed for Stamp Duty Land Tax?

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The Stamp Duty payable will depend on the purchase price of the property. It is £0 on a £101000 property.

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What property will the conveyancing solicitor in Tonbridge order when acting on a Tonbridge building?

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The standard conveyancing procedure will be to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW), Environment Search and Coal Mining Search as well as any unique particular for example Limestone Search.

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For a fast exchange and completion to buy a £994,000 property, how could we accelerate our conveyancing process?

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Experienced buyers will tell you that faster conveyancing is key is to employing a experienced solicitor. When identifying an appropriate a solicitor, consider these points: Do they offer 'instant' online quotes? Do they use email? Do they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?

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Which local authority looks after Tonbridge?

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Tonbridge is located in Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Town Hall, Civic Way, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1RS, phone: 01892 526 121

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Is zinc topsoil contamination likely in Tonbridge?

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Steps are taken throughout Tonbridge to remediate topsoil contamination. Also considering issues such as groundwater contamination, contaminants affecting Tonbridge property will be factored into an environmental search.

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We are intending to buy a 1950s flat in a designated conservation areas. How do I find data about the state of upkeep?

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Conservation areas in Tonbridge are nominated by Tonbridge and Malling who oversee everything from whether trees can be cut down to the obstruction of neglected buildings. English Heritage have put together a detailed list on the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in England as well as the risk of the area falling into disrepair.