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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: 20/04/18

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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Will I need to get a chancel search? I am buying a house near rectory land in City Of London.

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Where land in City Of London was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to pay for repairs to local churches. Several sources are used to determine liability in City Of London, including county histories. City Of London churches include St Bartholomew the Great, St Bartholomew the Great, St Bartholomew the Less and St Benet Paul's Wharf.

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How much can charge for the searches come to?

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With Homeward Legal's conveyancing service, conveyancing clients are expected to pay at a maximum £249 for a standard bundle of searches. Searches are paid to a third party, and are not included in a quote for solicitor's fees.

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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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My partner and I are buying in City Of London. Can I find out whether the property is in a conservation area?

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Areas considered to be of historical merit, like picturesque villages, may be recognised as conservation areas. Living in a conservation area can mean preservation of an area's historic charm, but the restrictions can add to maintenance costs. A property solicitor will address the consequences of purchasing property in a conservation area.

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How is stamp duty assessed, and what should it be on a £273k residence?

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SDLT is dependent on the property's value. On a £273k City Of London home, stamp duty will be £8190.*

*Accurate as of June 2012

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I must to complete on the legal work on my share of freehold flat quickly - are you fast City Of London solicitors ?

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Homeward Legal takes a take charge approach to completing the conveyancing work as quickly as possible.

By utilising new information technology and automated practice management systems . We give sellers carefully selected conveyancing property lawyer trained to communicate with the total buyer and seller chain like councils , for a fast home move.

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It seems that tin soil contamination may be an issue in City Of London. Please advise.

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There are extensive regulations imposed to stop future soil contamination. Also considering issues such as water contaminants such as sewage and organohalides, contaminants affecting City Of London property will be factored into an environmental search.