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Conveyancing in Cheshunt Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/01/18

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.

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How do I find a discount conveyancing estimate in Cheshunt?

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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.

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In respect of the Met Office warning of more intense rainfall, I am anxious that environmental searches might not be sufficient?

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Flood searches conducted by the Cheshunt conveyancer should also include a more specialist flood search if required.

If you remain anxious you might try to approach a neighbour or local resident.

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Is there anything I can do to get out of paying out for stamp duty?

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Stamp duty is usually due on purchases priced at over £125,000. Homeward Legal strongly advise against any stamp duty mitigation. Such schemes are highly expensive and the

HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed meaning that the full stamp duty amount will be payable.

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To complete on our purchase ASAP, how do we arrange fast conveyancing?

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It is well established that finding a proactive solicitor is the key to a fast conveyancing transaction. When selecting a solicitor, consider these points: Do they order searches immediately? Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote? Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed.

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

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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.

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When do we need to speak to a conveyancing solicitor?

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The straightforward answer is, as soon as possible, as conveyancing involves several tasks which may be performed very early in the process. Some suggest holding off instruction until an offer is accepted, but opting to delay can jeopardise your sale or purchase.

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Can we check that the building we are buying is in a conservation area?

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With 9000 conservation areas throughout the country, the areas in or near Cheshunt will include several areas of historical or architectural value recorded as protected. Your lawyer will offer more information and discuss what specific restrictions are in place, regarding specific conservation areas in Cheshunt.

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

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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