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Conveyancing in Arkley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

Are you planning to moving to the Arkley area? Some handy Arkley public transport and services facts -

Arkley's nearest airport is Elstree, Hogg Ln Airport (4 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 16 miles, Luton Airport is 18 miles, London City Airport is 16 miles, London Heliport Airport is 13 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 16 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 10 miles, Elstree Airport is 4 miles, White Waltham Airport is 25 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 25 miles and Booker Airport is 25 miles away and Arkley's nearest train station is Elstree and Borehamwood.

Arkley is nearby at inside 3m of the M25 junction entry 23 Westbound.

The nearest hospital is Barnet.


I need a cheap solicitor to purchase a leasehold house. What is included?


Lack of clarity over this topic affects many sellers and buyers who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process, and many firms advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing. Often extra fees may be added into the terms of engagement that sellers and buyers often do not check. Any charges found in terms and conditions ought to be fair and be applied only where the conveyancer is required to complete extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.


Can doing the conveyancing on a DIY basis save any money?


In theory there is no argument why you cannot conduct your own conveyancing unaided. In reality however, a property solicitor carries out a significant number of roles from such as applying for and interpreting office copies and the Land Registry formalities which really need training. In addition solicitors are required to carry acceptable indemnity insurance to shield you from any professional failures.


The maisonette being bought is on a ex-industrial site. What should we do regarding chromium topsoil contamination?

The risks posed by topsoil contamination to Arkley inhabitants are usually low. Other sources of contaminated land include groundwater contaminants like oil and radioactive waste.


Which of the lender panels in Arkley are you a member of?


Most lenders in Arkley are on our solicitors' panels. Arkley lenders and mortgage specialists include Assured Mortgages, 40 Windsor Av, Edgware, HA8 8SR, Countrywide Mortgage Services PLC, 5 Chase Side, London, N14 5BP, and Harmons, Buckingham House West/Buckingham Pde/The Broadway, Stanmore, HA7 4EB.


Does homewardlegal.co.uk advise on the conveyancing of auction properties in Arkley?


We are very knowledgeable with auction buyers and sellers. Conventionally unusually constructed lots e. g. tenanted properties are sold at property auctions and these will want extra exploration before buying. Solicitors therefore recommend auction buyers to decide on a the lawyer well before the day of the auction for a full review of the lot.

Following the auction day your selected lawyer is thoroughly able to concentrate on finishing the legal work within 4 weeks as conventionally required .


In 2 months we are preparing to move from our semi detached home just outside Arkley to a bigger flat in Colindale . At what stage to appoint a home removal company?


Your solicitor would tend to advocate that you delay until after exchange of contracts as prior to this commonly an absolute move date wont have been fixed.

Frequently house removals companies will levy a late cancellation charge . If you are looking for a local company try Friendly Man And Van Barnet, 3 Hammond Cl, Barnet, EN5 2EQ Telephone: 020 3642 7547.


Is preparation of statutory declarations paid to the conveyancer?


A good quote should clearly state all disbursements and fees. This cost is a fee not a disbursement, and will normally be included in a conveyancing quote.


I have to find fast Arkley conveyancers - is that you?


Homeward Legal has a very speed focused approach to conducting conveyancing for customers.

By investing in the very latest IT and CMS systems . We also give clients a regulated conveyancing lawyer qualified to communicate with the complete buyer and seller chain e.g. lenders, to fulfil a fast exchange.