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Conveyancing in West Wickham Q & A's

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Updated: 14/04/17

The nearest airport to West Wickham is London Biggin Hill Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 21 mile s, London City Airport is 10 miles, London Heliport Airport is 10 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 22 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 17 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 17 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 20 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 21 mile s, Elstree Airport is 24 miles, Rochester Airport is 23 miles and away. West Wickham station is about 1 mile from West Wickham.

Bethlem Royal Beckingham is a nearby hospital to West Wickham.

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I need a cheap West Wickham solicitor to purchase a house. How do I get a quote?

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This matter catches out many property buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many law firms purport to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional costs will be included in the terms and conditions.

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What sort of additional enquiries into the risk and history of possible flooding in the Bromley area will a West Wickham conveyancing solicitor report on?

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A vital component in the legal procedure involves a conveyancer conducting environmental searches that go in specific information about the potential West Wickham area flood risk. A substantially more detailed conveyancing search (most likely a Landmark Database search) may be advised by a West Wickham property solicitor if in the event that the enviro. search show that there is a risk of flooding. At the time of writing (08/01/13) reports on the Environment Agency website do not list any active flood warnings in the West Wickham area.

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Which local authority is responsible for West Wickham?

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West Wickham is located in London Borough of Bromley Council, Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH, contact: 020 8464 3336

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At what point do we need to instruct a solicitor?

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In the majority of situations, the sooner the better. The legal work can then begin very early in the process. Instructing a firm to handle your West Wickham conveyancing early can limit the risk of your sale or purchase aborting.

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How is stamp duty rates worked out, and what should we budget for a £917000 property?

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SDLT is dependent on the valuation. On a £917000 property, stamp duty will be £36680 (information correct 01/01/2013).

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Where can we find out more data on the standard of conservation areas in West Wickham and West Wickham?

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Conservation area concerns including paths and footpaths, loft extensions or excessive road signs are managed by the local Bromley planning authority. English Heritage administer details on the condition of conservation areas in addition to the vulnerability to deterioration.

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What makes sale conveyancing work to take weeks to complete?

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The legal work needed to sell or purchase a property will sometimes be lengthy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, the causes are out of your solicitor's control. Homeward Legal know the needless stress these can cause and seek to lessen the impact of these delays if it is possible to do so.

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What is the council tax on a Sixties terraced house in West Wickham?

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Customarily a report on title will cover the Bromley council tax band. The latest tax rates for properties in West Wickham are tabled on the Bromley council site. At the time of authoring on 12/01/2013 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £865.00
  • Band B - £1,010.00
  • Band C - £1,154.00
  • Band D - £1,298.00
  • Band E - £1,586.00
  • Band F - £1,875.00
  • Band G - £2,163.00
  • Band H - £2,596.00

 
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