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Conveyancing in Walworth Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/04/17

Walworth points of interest

George Inn National Trust , Brixton London Windmill, Imperial War Museum Aviation Museum and Tate Modern Art Gallery are near to Walworth.

Walworth's closest airport is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 16 miles, London Heliport Airport is 4 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 16 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 15 miles, Elstree Airport is 15 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 13 miles away. The nearest train station to Walworth is Elephant and Castle, about a mile away.

The nearest hospital is Guys Southwark.

Q.

How do I get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Walworth?

A.

The confusion over this point catches out many property buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many law firms purport to offer cheap conveyancing, but extra fees are often hiding in the solicitor's terms. Extra fees found in terms and conditions needs to be clearly defined. They only apply in cases where your lawyer is required to complete unexpected extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. 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 is gazumping?

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The custom of deciding to reject an offer which has been accepted when a higher offer is made by a second buyer is called gazumping. There is almost always a risk of being gazumped. You should instruct a solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer to reduce the chance of your transaction being gazumped.

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When should you get a solicitor in Walworth?

With few exceptions, the sooner you instruct a conveyancing solicitor, the better. Instructing a solicitor early for a purchase means that you will the details of your Walworth solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, relevant information can be sourced sooner (this is particularly true for leasehold properties).

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Would ordering a house survey be advisable when purchasing a property, irrespective of its condition?

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It is recommended that the majority of purchasers in Walworth order a RICS survey. Buyers should be aware that there are many defects that have a negative impact on a property, that a solicitor will be unable to address. These can include insect infestation.

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What can we do if purchasing a semi detached house in a Southwark local authority designated conservation area ?

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Part of the legal due diligence when buying a property includes the ordering of searches of Southwark local authority to confirm conservation area status and the required permission for any developments. .

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Which local authority is responsible for Walworth?

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Walworth is located in London Borough of Southwark Council, Town Hall, Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UB, Tel: 020 7525 5005

Q.

I have got a quote from you. Might I be charged any additional charges?

A.

Unfortunately, sellers need to be watchful for extra costs hidden in a quote's terms and conditions. Homeward Legal will never charge any additional fees. Some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote. You may face a much greater total fee when you have completed.

Q.

How much time should we allow for the conveyancing process generally require, in your experience?

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For most residential property, the amount of time taken to sell or purchase a residence is not wholly predictable, with reference to several considerations. These could include if the property being bought or sold is leasehold. Homeward Legal work hard to ensure your sale or purchase is undertaken with the utmost care and speed.

 
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