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Conveyancing in Chinatown Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/01/18

Chinatown area info

Brixton London Windmill, London National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery and London The National Gallery Art Gallery are in the vicinity of Chinatown.

The closest train station to Chinatown is Charing Cross and the closest airport to Chinatown is London City Airport (8 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 4 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 16 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 15 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 13 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 15 miles away.

Drivers are well served with Chinatown ideally situated with very convenient motorway access close at about 1.4 miles of the A40M.

The closest hospital to Chinatown is Hospital For Tropical Diseases London.

Q.

Although there are lots of £99 fixed quotes online, how do we find a reputable one? I am trying to find an affordable conveyancing quote.

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Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers and sellers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many law firms claim to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional costs are often hiding in the solicitor's terms, left unread by preoccupied buyers and sellers Applicable disbursements should also be clearly stated on your quote Any fees which are listed in terms and conditions ought to be fair and clearly defined and only apply in cases where the lawyer is required to complete unexpected extra work 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.

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Myself and my partner are buying in Chinatown, and would like to check that there are many areas of conservation.

A.

With over 9,000 such areas listed throughout England, the areas in or near Chinatown will include numerous conservation areas. Your solicitor will be able to provide more details and confirm potential liability for unauthorised works, regarding specific conservation areas in Chinatown.

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We are anxious about council tax charges on a residential end of terrace house in Chinatown, what are they?

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Almost always the conveyancer's title report will include the Westminster council tax band. The correct rates for properties in Chinatown are listed online at the Westminster local authority website. At the time of writing on 20 February 2013 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £456.00
  • Band B - £533.00
  • Band C - £609.00
  • Band D - £685.00
  • Band E - £837.00
  • Band F - £989.00
  • Band G - £1,141.00
  • Band H - £1,369.00

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Is a home buyers survey sensible when purchasing a property, irrespective of its condition, in Chinatown?

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We firmly recommend that the majority of buyers book a building survey if you are intending to buy in Chinatown. Buyers should be aware that there are a wide range of defects which have a negative impact on a property, that a solicitor will be unable to address. These include cavity wall tie failure.

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Which mortgage lender panels in Chinatown are you a member of?

A.

Homeward Legal work with many lenders approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Chinatown, like Regents Corporate Centre, Regent St, London, W1B 5TR, and Censeo, Linen Hall/162-168 Regent St, London, W1B 5TD.

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How do we work out Stamp Duty Land Tax and what should we budget for a £349000 residence?

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Stamp Duty will rely on the house or flat's price. Stamp duty will be £10470 on a £349000 property (correct March 2013).

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At what stage should a home seller set up the removals firm?

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The most sensible course of action is to avoid instructing the removals company until you have confirmed a formal completion date which happens once final contracts are signed. Commonly home removals firms charge a late cancellation charge . Try Taxivans, Regent St, London, W1B 4EA Call: 07933 737208 or A nice man with a van, 41 Frith St, London, W1D 5LW Telephone: 0844 247 0184.

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Is a deed of assignment a fee or a disbursement?

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All fees and disbursements should be identified on your conveyancing quote, without any hidden charges in the terms and conditions. This charge,e.g., is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in your quote. Any associated disbursement costs will, however, be passed on..