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Conveyancing in Vauxhall Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/04/17

Vauxhall's closest station is Vauxhall. London City Airport is 8 miles from Vauxhall. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 3 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 16 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 15 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 15 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 13 miles away.

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Vauxhall area info

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Brixton London Windmill, Imperial War Museum Aviation Museum and Jewel Tower English Heritage are in Vauxhall.

The most convenient hospital to Vauxhall is Gordon Pimlico.

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How do I find a cheap solicitor to purchase a house?

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Both high-street and online firms claim to offer cheap conveyancing quotes. However additional charges will be included in the small print.

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Would the Vauxhall property's fixtures and fittings list the oven?

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Usually, fixtures are 'fixed' to the property and cannot be easily removed and fixtures are free-standing items, such as sofas. 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 this can make the completion of a fixtures and fitting form necessary.

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Do I need to get searches for chancel liability? We are purchasing a residence in Vauxhall.

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The result of a landmark case 10 years ago reaffirmed that 'lay impropriators' of property must pay for church repairs. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. Church of England properties in the area include St Peter.

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If I am intending to purchase near Vauxhall, in the parish of Chiswick, do we need a chancel search?

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A property solicitor might recommend a chancel search, irrespective of the parish where the house being bought is located. Chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on current owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners.

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We are buying on a recently-developed former industrial site. Is the topsoil likely to be contaminated?

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Soil contamination by industrial waste, including metals, will have occurred in parts of Vauxhall. The local authority for Vauxhall will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.

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Can we verify that the building we are buying is in a conservation area?

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These areas classify local areas of historical merit. Your lawyer will be able to offer more information and discuss what specific restrictions are in place.

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As a consequence of the terrible flooding in the UK in April 2012, I am concerned that property conveyancing searches might not be sufficient?

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A qualified Vauxhall conveyancing solicitor will advise you to also get in depth environmental searches if the standard conveyancing searches determine a significant risk of flooding in Vauxhall

For greater peace of mind you can always contact a neighbour.

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Is there an organisation that holds any comprehensive info the status of conservation areas in Vauxhall?

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English Heritage have conducted a survey and created details in relation to the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas as well as the exposure to a worsening of the condition of the area.

Conservation areas in Vauxhall, for instance public spaces or billboards are handled by the local authority (Lambeth).

 
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