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Conveyancing in Aldersgate Q & A's

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Updated: 16/10/16

Thinking of re-locating to Aldersgate? Some helpful local transport and public service details -

Aldersgate's nearest airport is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 16 miles, London Heliport Airport is 5 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 18 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 16 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 14 miles, Elstree Airport is 14 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away. Barbican station is almost 1 mile from Aldersgate.

Drivers are well served with Aldersgate ideally situated with very good major road access close at roughly three miles of the A40M.


Noted Aldersgate interest


Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse, Holborn Lincolns Inn Great Hall Historic Building and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are situated in Aldersgate.

The nearest hospital for Aldersgate is St Bartholomews London.


How do we get low cost conveyancing in Aldersgate?


This issue catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many law firms offer 'the cheapest conveyancing', but additional charges may inflate your final invoice. Additional charges included in the terms needs to be reasonable and clear. Any disbursements must also be stated on a conveyancing quote. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


We have a property to purchase. How do we organise fast conveyancing?


As is often argued, moving faster is essential to is to use a proactive, diligent solicitor. When identifying an appropriate a solicitor, you should ask the following: Was there a delay delivering a quote? Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed. Will they order searches immediately?


We are enquiring about council tax amounts on a Sixties semi-detached dwelling in Aldersgate, what are they?


More often than not a report on title should supply the relevant City of London council tax band. The correct charges for residents of Aldersgate are tabled online at the City of London local authority site. As at (06 November 2012) the rates are:

  • Band A - £624.00
  • Band B - £728.00
  • Band C - £832.00
  • Band D - £936.00
  • Band E - £1,144.00
  • Band F - £1,352.00
  • Band G - £1,560.00
  • Band H - £1,872.00


How do I get out of paying for stamp duty in Aldersgate?


Stamp Duty Land Tax is payable for purchases valued at over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty reduction should not be considered. These schemes are costly and can be very unlikely to succeed. There have been a number of official schemes, however, such as for first-time buyers.


Are there any designated conservation areas in Aldersgate?


There are a number of areas of conservation near or within Aldersgate. Your lawyer will be able to provide more details and discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area, regarding specific conservation areas in Aldersgate.


Is Aldersgate soil potentially contaminated by selenium (Se)?


Given the history of industry and agriculture in parts of Aldersgate, soil contamination is inescapable. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as groundwater contamination.


What causes purchase conveyancing to require months?


Conveyancing will sometimes be obstructed even in the best of circumstances. Sometimes, the delays are out of your solicitor's control, we, however, know how stressful these delays can be and strive to curtail the burden of these delays whenever we can do so. Common delays include slow third parties such as landlords or managing agents.


How long will it take the property lawyer to exchange all of the legal formalities on a flat in a home we want to buy?


The process can take anywhere from a month to twelve weeks depending on a number of issues e.g. the efficiency of the sellers lawyer, or the speed of managing agents. Our chosen property solicitors are very results-orientated, completing the legal process as promptly we can.