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Conveyancing in City Of London Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/01/18

Pertinent City Of London travel and public service facts ;

City Of London's nearest airport is London City Airport (6 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 16 miles, London Heliport Airport is 5 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 18 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 16 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 14 miles, Elstree Airport is 14 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away. The nearest station to City Of London is London Cannon Street, around a mile away.

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Local City Of London attractions

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George Inn National Trust , Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse, Tate Modern Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are near to City Of London.

The most convenient hospital to City Of London is London Bridge.

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How do I get the best conveyancing rates in City Of London for a £741,000 residence?

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Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many conveyancers offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing', however additional fees are often hiding in the terms of engagement. Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

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Do your house conveyancing solicitors conduct the conveyancing of auction properties in City Of London?

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Our firm is able to act for buyers at auction. Solicitors invariably encourage bidders to choose their lawyer in advance of the property auction date for a detailed report of the sellers documents. Immediately following the day of the auction your dedicated lawyer is totally geared up to concluding the legal work in 28 days as required .

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We are purchasing in City Of London with Irish Permanent - what will we need to be aware of?

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Purchasers should be aware that a small number of lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. Homeward Legal are able to act for many mortgage lenders.

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We are intending to buy a barn conversion in Harrow on the Hill. Are we advised to get a chancel search?

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Your City Of London conveyancing solicitor could recommend a chancel search, whichever parish in which the home being purchased is located. Through some parish councils have determined to impose chancel repairs on the current owners of affected property, there is no way to be certain that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will continue to be unaffected.

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Will the property lawyer in City Of London order any property on the London Sixties detached flat I want to buy?

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If you are taking out a mortgage, your lender expects a solicitor to get at least - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environmental,, and possibly particular searches, like Chancel.

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How many weeks will it take our solicitor to complete the legal work for a detached Regency home we hope to buy?

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The conveyancing process can take anywhere from 1 month to twelve weeks dependent on a number of issues for example the speed of the seller's conveyancer, or the time taken getting replies to enquiries.

Our conveyancing solicitors are very results driven you moving home as rapidly we can.

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I am worried about the council tax rates on a Sixties converted house in City Of London, what are they?

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Normally the conveyancer's title report will give information the appropriate City of London council tax band.

Council tax rates for homes in City Of London are set out on the City of London local authority site. On, 02 November 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £624.00
  • Band B - £728.00
  • Band C - £832.00
  • Band D - £936.00
  • Band E - £1,144.00
  • Band F - £1,352.00
  • Band G - £1,560.00
  • Band H - £1,872.00

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Should I get a survey?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggest that City Of London buyers order a home buyer survey. A range concerns will impact a property. These can include wet rot and insect infestation. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.