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Conveyancing in Cheshunt Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/04/18

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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For a lender, we have chosen Halifax, what do we need to consider?

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Some lenders have reduced the number of firms able to act for them. Homeward Legal can act for most CML-approved lenders to keep legal costs to a minimum.

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Of the major Cheshunt mortgage lenders, which firms are on your panel?

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The Homeward Legal group have solicitors who have experience working with all the major lenders serving purchasers in Cheshunt. Local

mortgage lenders and brokers include GMT Financial Solutions Ltd, 3 Larch Cl, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, EN7 6NP. The lawyer whom you have instructed can address any specific requests your lender may have.

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What makes the sale conveyancing process to take weeks more than planned?

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The legal work involved in buying or selling Cheshunt property can be lengthy for many reasons. Some delays are out of the solicitor's hands. Homeward Legal strive to curtail their consequences wherever reasonable by chasing for prompt responses.

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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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Will I need to get a chancel search? We are purchasing by church grounds in Cheshunt.

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There are over 15,000 ecclesiastical parishes throughout the country. Owners of property within some of these may be required to fund the repair of a local church. Following a change in the law, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. Your solicitor will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Cheshunt Church of England properties include St Mary the Virgin.

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Is a drainage search a fee or disbursement?

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An ideal quote will itemise disbursements and fees, clearly stating which is which. This charge is a disbursement not a fee, and is passed on to the buyer at cost.

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What environmental concerns can contaminate land in Cheshunt, and should they be a concern?

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Many of contaminants caused by environmental factors may spoil residential property in Cheshunt, such as pollution incidents and proximity to waste sites. An environmental search will give more detail.