0%

Your conveyancing quote in seconds

All of our fees are fixed and complete for standard conveyancing transactions, meaning you won’t pay any extra later on. We also have a ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.

Which service do you require?


The Conveyancing
Process Explained


Read More

Get an Instant Conveyancing Quote

Please quote me for:

Conveyancing in Albany Park Q & A's

Profile photo of Lorraine Imhoff

By

Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/07/17

Intending to relocate to Albany Park? Relevant local Albany Park travel and services details:

The closest station to Albany Park is Albany Park. London City Airport is 6 miles from Albany Park. London Heliport Airport is 14 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 25 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 25 miles, Elstree Airport is 25 miles, Rochester Airport is 18 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 9 miles away.

The most convenient hospital to Albany Park is Queen Marys Sidcup.

Q.

Can you confirm your cheapest fee for a £680k property? We are looking for an affordable conveyancing quote.

A.

This matter catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors claim to offer cheap conveyancing, but extra fees may inflate the final bill.

Q.

For our mortgage lender, we have chosen Lloyds TSB, what do I need to consider?

A.

Traditionally, almost all solicitors could perform legal work for both buyers and mortgage lenders. Purchasers should know that, recently, a number of lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel', resulting in higher legal costs for purchasers if their solicitor is unable to act both on their behalf, and for their lender. Homeward Legal can act for most mortgage lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.

Q.

Which factors help with ensuring a fast exchange and completion?

A.

Importantly, finding a proactive conveyancing solicitor is crucial to buying faster. When finding a conveyancing solicitor, : Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication? Will they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis? Was there a delay delivering a quote?

Q.

We are buying on a new development brownfield land. Is the topsoil potentially contaminated by waste minerals like copper (Cu)?

A.

Albany Park and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. Metal contamination of topsoil in Albany Park is more likely to occur near former industrial sites. Data on other contaminants, like groundwater contamination, will also be included in an environmental search.

Q.

What factors will contaminate land in Albany Park, and should they be a problem?

A.

Property in Albany Park is contaminated by several natural and human-influenced issues, such as hazardous substances in the ground or brine works. An environmental search will give more information.

Q.

Which mortgage lender panels in Albany Park are your solicitors members of?

A.

Homeward Legal have worked in conjunction with most lenders approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Albany Park, including HH Mortgage Consultancy, 11 Auld House Wynd, Perth, PH1 1RG, Professional Mortgage Advisers Ltd, 26 Spoutwells Dr, Scone, Perth, PH2 6RR, and Mortgage Planners, 3 Bank St, Dundee, DD1 1RL.

Q.

What kind of enquiries in relation to the uncertain risk of local flooding around Bexley will the Albany Park lawyer look into?

A.

An essential step in the legal due diligence procedure of purchasing a property involves a solicitor conducting environmental searches that provide some details about the risk of flooding in Albany Park.

Q.

Would you recommend that we get searches for chancel liability? We are buying a house close to a rectory in Albany Park.

A.

As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Albany Park which was once owned by a 'lay impropriators' can be liable for repairs to a medieval church. After the passing of an Act in 2002, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013.

 
×