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Conveyancing in Albany Park Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/02/18

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Flood searches may be standard procedure for home buyers but when one considers recent events e g the fact that 4 of the top 5 wettest years recorded were in last 12 years are they the best way to verify sufficient information about the Albany Park flood risk area?

Your Albany Park solicitor will consider also get environmental searches (Landmark search) if the standard searches spots a Albany Park flood risk area data

For greater area background you can always speak to a future neighbour.

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Our purchase will complete on 22nd June, how is stamp duty tax worked out?

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The rate of stamp duty which will be owed is dependent on the house's value. It will be £26480 on a £662000 property (accurate March 2013).

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Is the HS2 line going to affect Shepherds Bush?

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HS2 Phase 1 will likely be an issue in properties in Shepherds Bush. An HS2 search should clear up any anxiety for property purchasers which may be affected by the line.

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What are our options if we acquire a Albany Park home in a Bexley planning authority conservation area ?

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Part of the conveyancing process involves the application for searches of Bexley local authority to check conservation area status and the required consent for any developments. .

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

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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.

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The agent has suggested a conveyancing who they generally use. Is it a good idea to use them?

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Estate agent recommendations are a commonplace way for home buyers to find a solicitor. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, the agent may recommend the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best value for you.