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Conveyancing in Arkley Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

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.

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

What can I do to bypass paying stamp duty on our new property?

A.

Stamp duty scheme is not recommended for purchases in Arkley. These schemes are expensive and often likely to fail.

Q.

What environmental concerns can impact land in Arkley. Are they a problem?

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Property can be contaminated by a wide range of natural causes and human activities, and an environmental search should reveal whether a specific property is impacted by Arkley contaminants including waste disposal sites.

Q.

What are our options if we buy a house in a Barnet local authority conservation area ?

A.

Part of the property legal involves making enquiries of the local authority to confirm conservation area status and formal approval for any modifications. .

Q.

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

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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.

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How much is the council tax on a terraced Band D building in Arkley?

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You will be briefed about your houses band in the conveyancer's title report. Council tax charges for homes in Arkley are set out in detail online at the Barnet local authority site. On 18 February 2013 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £947.00
  • Band B - £1,104.00
  • Band C - £1,262.00
  • Band D - £1,420.00
  • Band E - £1,735.00
  • Band F - £2,051.00
  • Band G - £2,367.00
  • Band H - £2,840.00

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Will we need a Homebuyer Report for this Arkley house purchase?

A.

It is strongly suggested that purchasers arrange a house surveyor to undertake a survey when purchasing in Arkley. There are a range of defects that can negatively affect a property, for example failed double glazing or rotten roof timbers, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

 
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