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Conveyancing in Cheshunt Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/07/17

Useful regional transport and public service facts and figures -

Cheshunt train station is approximately a mile from Cheshunt and the closest airport to Cheshunt is Elstree, Hogg Ln Airport (13 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 24 miles, Luton Airport is 20 miles, London City Airport is 14 miles, London Heliport Airport is 18 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 25 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 19 miles, Elstree Airport is 13 miles and Stansted Airport is 18 miles away.

Cheshunt is about 1 1/2 mile of junction entry 25 Westbound of the M25.

Cheshunt Community is a nearby hospital.

Q.

How do I find a discount conveyancing estimate in Cheshunt?

A.

This topic affects many sellers and buyers who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process. Many firms offer cheap conveyancing quotes. Often additional costs will be included in the terms of engagement. Charges ought to be fair and only come into force where the conveyancer must complete unanticipated additional work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

We are buying a period building in a conservation area, how does one find data in regards to the standard of repair?

A.

English Heritage have produced records of the state of conservation areas.

Local Cheshunt conservation areas are created by Broxbourne who administer conservation area concerns from building materials to removal of unauthorised street furniture.

Q.

What is the council tax on a Sixties end of terrace home in Cheshunt?

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Commonly, the conveyancing report on title should include the appropriate Broxbourne council tax band. Correct rates for Cheshunt are set out at the Broxbourne local authority website. As at, 25 January 2013, the rates are:

  • Band A - £920.00
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  • Band B - £1,073.00
  • Band C - £1,227.00
  • Band D - £1,380.00
  • Band E - £1,687.00
  • Band F - £1,993.00
  • Band G - £2,300.00
  • Band H - £2,760.00

Q.

Do I need a building survey?

A.

It is highly recommended that the majority of purchasers in Cheshunt arrange a home surveyor. There can be a range of issues that have a negative impact on a property. These can include dry rot and flat roof leaks, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

Q.

Will your lawyer in Cheshunt apply for official or personal searches on my home purchase?

A.

Your conveyancing solicitor will inform you as to the best route, depending on things like search price. If personal searches are used, your conveyancing solicitor may look for a local search company, for instance, James Burbridge t/a Law Agency Services, 48 Longfield Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN7 6AD Tel: 01992 634 396 Fax: 01992 308 094

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I am intending to be moving from our terraced property in Cheshunt to a flat in Broxbourne when to choose a removals firm?

A.

We will encourage buyers delay booking a removals company until contracts have exchanged as the firm date wont have been agreed. A portion of firms add a cancellation charge . Local home mover companies include Herts & Essex Removals & Storage, Tudor Av, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, EN7 5AU Call: 01279 425799 or Better Removals & Storage Ltd, Writtles/St. James Rd, Goffs Oak, Waltham Cross, EN7 6TR Telephone: 01707 875054.

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How is stamp duty calculated, and how much should we pay on a £74000 Cheshunt property?

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Stamp Duty in Cheshunt is calculated based on the house or flat's value. Stamp duty will be £0 on a £74000 property.

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We are buying on a Cheshunt ex-industrial use land. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste like manganese?

A.

Some metal contamination may have occurred throughout Cheshunt, but contaminated land areas are labelled as such if the danger to the environment is judged to be too great. Also considering issues such as hazardous gases, contaminants affecting Cheshunt property will be factored into an environmental search.

 
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