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Conveyancing in Chipping Barnet Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/07/17

Some handy local services facts ;

Chipping Barnet is close at about 3 miles of junction entry 24 Westbound of the M25.

Chipping Barnet's nearest airport is Elstree, Hogg Ln Airport (5 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 16 miles, Luton Airport is 18 miles, London City Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 13 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 18 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 17 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 11 miles s, Elstree Airport is 6 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 24 miles away. The nearest train station to Chipping Barnet is New Barnet, around 1 mile away.

The neighbouring hospital for Chipping Barnet is Barnet.

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How do I get a cheap solicitor quote for purchasing a auction property?

A.

The lack of clarity surrounding this issue catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many solicitors promote so-called cheap conveyancing, but additional fees may inflate the solicitor's invoice. Applicable disbursements ought to be defined on a conveyancing quote

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Which elements are key to guarantee a fast conveyancing transaction?

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Experienced buyers will tell you that finding a proactive and experienced conveyancing solicitor is the key to a fast completion. There are, in addition, a range of things you as the buyer can do, including, keeping in regular contact with your conveyancing solicitor, promptly answering your conveyancing solicitor's questions and ordering a property survey early in the transaction.

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What is the council tax on a residential terraced Band C property in Chipping Barnet?

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Typically a title report will contain the Enfield council tax band. Council tax rates for homes in Chipping Barnet are set out online at the Enfield council website. As of 27 October 2012 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £938.00
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  • Band B - £1,094.00
  • Band C - £1,251.00
  • Band D - £1,407.00
  • Band E - £1,720.00
  • Band F - £2,032.00
  • Band G - £2,345.00
  • Band H - £2,814.00

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How is contaminated land in Chipping Barnet checked when buying a property?

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Chipping Barnet property can be contaminated by numerous environmental factors. Contaminants including proposed erection of mobile masts should be considered as part of the appropriate search.

Q.

How early is it wise to instruct a conveyancer?

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With a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, instructing as early as possible is better, as conveyancing involves several tasks which may be carried out very early in the process. Early instruction of a conveyancing solicitor to act on your Chipping Barnet sale or purchase for a sale enables relevant information can be sourced sooner (this is particularly true for leasehold properties), whereas if you are buying your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed.

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What sort of scrutiny into the risk and history of local flooding in Barnet will the conveyancing solicitor in Chipping Barnet include in the report on title?

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A key part of the legal due diligence procedure of buying a property involves your conveyancer applying for conveyancing searches that go in detail about the Chipping Barnet historical flood risk. At the time of writing (03/01/13) publication on the UK Environment Agency don’t indicate any flood warnings in the Chipping Barnet area.

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How many weeks should it take for the conveyancer to conclude the conveyancing work for a semi detached sixties building?

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Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere from 1 month to 12 weeks, which can be hampered by a number of things for example the speed of the vendor's solicitor, or the speed of your lender.

Homeward Legal's lawyers are very proactive you moving home as promptly as we possibly can.

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Where can we find out more information on the Chipping Barnet conservation areas?

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Conservation area matters such as paths and footpaths or traffic signs are regulated by the local authority (Enfield). English Heritage have assembled records of the state of conservation areas.

 
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