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Conveyancing in Victoria Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/07/17

Noted Victoria interest

Brixton London Windmill, Jewel Tower English Heritage and Apsley House English Heritage are near to Victoria.

Victoria's nearest train station is London Victoria. Victoria's closest airport is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 14 miles, London Heliport Airport is 3 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 15 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 14 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 12 miles, Elstree Airport is 14 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away.

Commuters are well catered for with Victoria situated with excellent road access within a couple of miles of the A40M.

The closest hospital for Victoria is Gordon Pimlico.

Q.

I am looking for a fixed rate conveyancing quote in Victoria. What do we need to consider?

A.

This matter catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many firms purport to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing', but additional charges can inflate the final invoice.

Q.

I am purchasing a home in Stamford Hill St Thomas. Is a chancel search necessary?

A.

Your lawyer could recommend a chancel search. Chancel repair has the potential to be charged on current owners of a house where church councils may have not done so in the past, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.

Q.

Is contaminated land in Victoria a concern for many properties?

A.

Property in Victoria will be contaminated by several human activities, and an environmental search should clarify to what extent a plot of land is affected by local contaminants including local waste transfer sites and local historic industrial processes.

Q.

I have a need for very fast Victoria solicitors - is that you?

A.

Annoyingly, too many property solicitors may be slow, causing even more stress to buying or selling a home.

We always work with home moving lawyers who will communicate up the home buyer and seller chain . In addition our panel of conveyancing property lawyers are actually chosen because they all use the best CMS systems leading to a completion on the sale quickly.

Q.

Which local authority looks after Victoria?

A.

Victoria is located in Westminster City Council, PO Box 240, Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP, Call:

Q.

We are purchasing in Victoria, and would like to check if there are many areas of conservation.

A.

Locales deemed to be of historical or architectural value, such as 18th century suburbs, will be recorded as conservation areas. You may wish to contact the local authority for further information, but your conveyancing solicitor will investigate this in detail.

Q.

When do I need to instruct a conveyancer?

A.

If you choose a conveyancing solicitor with 'no move, no fee' protection, the earlier in the process you can instruct a conveyancing solicitor, the better, as conveyancing involves several tasks that can be carried out immediately. Instructing your solicitor earlier can reduce any chance of your transaction falling through.

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Do property searches matter?

A.

These searches are queries ordered by the conveyancing solicitor via local and national authorities, and only deal with the legal condition of the property's title.

 
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