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Updated: 24/10/16

Highgate area info

Kenwood House English Heritage and Kentish Town St Luke Churches Conservation Trust are easily accessible from Highgate.

The closest airport to Highgate is Elstree, Hogg Ln Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, Luton Airport is 24 miles, London City Airport is 10 miles, London Heliport Airport is 8 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 15 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 12 miles, Elstree Airport is 10 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 19 miles away and the closest station to Highgate is Gospel Oak.

The most convenient hospital is Whittington Highgate.


What do you charge for the legal fees on a £245,000 house? We are trying to find an affordable conveyancing quote.


Various solicitors promote 'the cheapest conveyancing', but additional costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement which unwary sellers and buyers fail to check. A quote for conveyancing in Highgate ought to define any disbursements. Any additional costs listed in terms and conditions needs to be reasonable. They come into force only if your lawyer must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


If my family are buying in Highgate by a 12th Century rectory manor, will you need a search for chancel liability?


In Highgate, where land was once owned by a lay impropriators, new owners of that property may be obliged to subsidise repairs to churches. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Highgate Parochial Church Council enforce liability. Church lands in Highgate include All Saints, St Anne, St Augustine and St Michael's.


Should we get a house survey?


It is strongly advised that all buyers arrange a property surveyor. It is a fact that there are many defects that can

negatively affect a property, which include ground movement or roof spread, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.


Is it advisable to get out of paying stamp duty tax?


Stamp duty mitigation is not recommended for purchases in Highgate, as such schemes are costly and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself. There have been a number of government-sponsored schemes, on the other hand, such as relief for buyers in 'disadvantaged areas'.


The vendor looks to have fitted incongruous removal of chimney stacks on the property which might possibly defy Tollington Park conservation area guidelines.


Part of the legal process involves carrying out searches of the Haringey authority to identify conservation area status and formal approval for alterations. If no local authority consents be available the solicitor will recommend the alternatives for example taking out an indemnity insurance policy or getting retrospective approval from the appropriate local authority.


We plan to buy a church rectory in St Martin in the Fields. Is a chancel search specified?


Whichever Highgate parish in which you are purchasing, a solicitor could recommend a chancel search. In older areas of Highgate, chancel repair may be imposed on the owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils may have not done so in the past. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.


I am purchasing a residence in Highgate, and need to know if there are many areas of conservation.


With around 9,000 such areas listed across the country, the regions around Highgate include several areas of conservation. Highgate itself is named as a conservation area. A conveyancing lawyer will address the impact buying in a conservation area may have for affected areas in Highgate.


We are buying on a Highgate brownfield land. Can the topsoil still be contaminated?


Highgate and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. The local authority for Highgate will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.