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Conveyancing in Barnsbury Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/04/17

Barnsbury area information

Kentish Town St Luke Churches Conservation Trust and Holborn Lincolns Inn Great Hall Historic Building are situated in Barnsbury.

The nearest airport to Barnsbury is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 16 miles, London Heliport Airport is 6 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 16 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 12 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 16 miles away. The closest station to Barnsbury is Caledonian Road and Barnsbury.

Commuters are well served with Barnsbury ideally situated with excellent major road access within three miles of the A40M.

The closest hospital to Barnsbury is St Pancras London.


Do all cheap conveyancing quotes have extra fees? I need to find a fixed rate conveyancing estimate in Barnsbury.


Numerous law firms purport to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Often extra costs will be included in small print. Any fees which are listed in the terms should be fair and reasonable. They only apply in cases where your solicitor must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.


Will the lawyer in Barnsbury carry out any property conveyancing searches on the London Victorian terraced flat I am intending to purchase?


When you are obtaining a mortgage the building society of bank expects at least the following for properties in Barnsbury: Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search, as well as any area-specific searches, which may include a Official Search of Whole with Priority (OS1).


Which factors can contaminate land in Barnsbury, and should they be a problem?


Many of contaminants can impact residential property in Barnsbury . Contaminants like overhead transmission lines will be considered as part of the environmental searches.


We want to find fast property lawyers in Barnsbury - is that your company?


Homeward Legal takes a highly take charge plan of attack to concluding the legal work.

By investing in modern automated practice management systems . We allocate you a dedicated conveyancing property lawyer prepared to communicate with the entire chain including solicitors, to attain a fast conclusion.


For a fast conveyancing process on the purchase of a £ 837,000 residence, what do we need to ensure?


Essential to faster conveyancing is to instruct a communicative solicitor. There are a range of things you, as the purchaser, can do to accelerate the legal work. These include:

  • arranging your mortgage offer
  • calling or emailing the solicitor, and chase them if you suspect any delays
  • answering any queries raised by your solicitor as soon as possible


Our local agent has referred a firm of solicitors which they often use. Is it risky to instruct this firm?


An agent will have influence over a conveyancing solicitor they refer a large number of clients to, and can therefore pressure a solicitor to wrap up the process as soon as possible. However, if they are paid a referral fee, an agent may select whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the best value for you.


I am buying a property in the parish of Holborn St George the Martyr. Should we order a chancel search?


Whichever Barnsbury parish you are purchasing in, a solicitor might recommend a chancel search. In older areas of Barnsbury, chancel repair has the potential to be charged on new owners of a home where parish councils may have spared previous owners or tenants. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.


What is the council tax on a mid-terrace dwelling in Barnsbury?


In most cases a report on title will supply the relevant Islington council tax band.

Correct charges for residents of Barnsbury are published on the Islington council site. As of 17/08/2012 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £846.00
  • Band B - £987.00
  • Band C - £1,128.00
  • Band D - £1,269.00
  • Band E - £1,551.00
  • Band F - £1,832.00
  • Band G - £2,114.00
  • Band H - £2,537.00