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Conveyancing in Tonbridge Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/07/17

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 are fixtures and fittings?

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In general, fixtures are permanently fixed to the property and cannot be easily removed, whereas fixtures are easier to detach or remove. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction, and which makes the completion of a fixtures and fittings form essential.

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

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

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I am preparing to move from our detached house near Tonbridge to a bigger dwelling in Swanscombe . At what point to select a removals firm?

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Most solicitors usually advise that buyers delay until such time as contracts have exchanged has occurred as commonly a final moving date wont have been scheduled. Local removals firms include Crutch Bros, 22 Morley Rd, Tonbridge, TN9 1RA Telephone: 01892 750136 or Crutch Bros Removals, 3 7 Morley Rd, Tonbridge, TN9 1RA on 01732 770021.

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What does a Tonbridge conveyancing lawyer do when the property we hope to invest in is within a local authority conservation area and has unsanctioned window frames added?

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A conveyancing solicitor to verify whether the property is within a conservation area and whether any alterations have appropriate permissions.Should no authority consents be supplied, the solicitor will advise you of the alternatives which may include purchasing an indemnity insurance or requesting retrospective approval from the council.

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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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Which of the mortgage lender panels in Tonbridge are you a member of?

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Homeward Legal work closely with many lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Tonbridge, including Express Finance Corporation Ltd, 191 High St, Tonbridge, TN9 1BX, Tonbridge Mortgage Centre, Minerva House/Bordyke, Tonbridge, TN9 1NP, and Castle Mortgages & Financial Planning, 93 High St, Tonbridge, TN9 1DR. The lawyer whom you have instructed should be able to confirm additional costs or hurdles associated with your chosen lender.

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Are any conservation areas in Tonbridge likely to affect us?

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These areas qualify local areas of historic or architectural significance. A property solicitor will address the impact buying in a conservation area may have for affected areas in Tonbridge.

 
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