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Conveyancing in Barbican Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Planning to relocate to the area? Relevant local Barbican public transport and services facts and figures ;

Barbican's nearest airport is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 16 miles, London Heliport Airport is 6 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 18 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 16 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 14 miles, Elstree Airport is 14 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away. The nearest train station to Barbican is Moorgate, almost 1 mile away.

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Barbican points of interest

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George Inn National Trust , Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse, Tate Modern Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are around Barbican.

The closest hospital to Barbican is St Bartholomews London.

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How do we get a cheap solicitor in Barbican for selling a property?

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This catches out many sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many property lawyers advertise so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional costs will be included in the solicitor's terms. This small print is often not read by sellers in a hurry. The conveyancing quote should also state costs to be paid to third parties, such as the local authority, (disbursments).The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to sell.

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I plan to buy a church rectory in the parish of Cloudesley Square. Will we need a chancel search?

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The property lawyer may suggest that a chancel search is ordered, regardless of the parish where the house being bought is located. In older areas of Barbican, chancel repair dues can be collected on current owners of a house where parish councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners. For property in the parish of Cloudesley Square, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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We are hopefully going to sell our jointly owned house at a local property auction, does your solicitor panel any property auction specialist fast solicitors in Barbican ?

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Homeward Legal takes a proactive approach to conducting conveyancing process for customers.

The use of the very latest productivity systems . We always look after you with clients a CQS lawyer who will communicate by phone and email with everyone in the buyer and seller chain such as landlords, for a fast exchange of contracts.

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I am worried about council tax rates on a Forties terraced home in Barbican, how much are they?

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Conventionally a conveyancer's title report will include the appropriate City of London council tax band.

Correct rates for properties in Barbican are listed on the City of London council site. At the time of writing, 31 July 2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £624.00
  • Band B - £728.00
  • Band C - £832.00
  • Band D - £936.00
  • Band E - £1,144.00
  • Band F - £1,352.00
  • Band G - £1,560.00
  • Band H - £1,872.00

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What does a Barbican conveyancing solicitor recommend if the maisonette is in a conservation area in City of London local authority that possibly has unsuitable windows fitted to it?

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Local authority searches carried out by your solicitor during the conveyancing process should ascertain if the property is inside a designated conservation area proof of local authority approval for changes to the property will be asked for.

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We are buying on a former industrial site. It appears to be the case that lithium (Li) soil contamination may be an issue.

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Most top soils in Barbican have some degree of contamination, from industry, agriculture and the natural environment . Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Barbican, including local authorities.

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How can a conveyancing solicitor in Barbican advise me on the potential risk of flooding to properties in Barbican?

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A crucial step in the conveyancing procedure of buying a property involves the conveyancing solicitor applying for environmental searches that provide you with certain details regarding Barbican area flood risk. A more search (e.g Homecheck) might be advocated by the Barbican solicitor if the results of the environmental search indicate a flood risk.

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What authority keeps records for recording the standard of neglect the conservation areas in Barbican?

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Local conservation areas are specified by City of London who police conservation area concerns from including things like plastic box signs, rear extensions and paths. English Heritage have conducted a survey and created a list of the condition of conservation areas.

 
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