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Conveyancing in Clerkenwell Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Clerkenwell attractions and landmarks

Brixton London Windmill, Holborn Lincolns Inn Great Hall Historic Building and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Buildingare all around Clerkenwell.

The closest station to Clerkenwell is Farringdon. Clerkenwell's nearest airport is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 16 miles, London Heliport Airport is 5 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 16 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 14 miles, Elstree Airport is 13 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 15 miles away.

Commuters are well served with Clerkenwell having good road access within 3m of the A40M.

The closest hospital to Clerkenwell is St Bartholomews London.

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How do I find the cheapest Clerkenwell conveyancing quote?

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Many online and high street solicitors claim to offer cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra charges can inflate your solicitor's invoice. Any disbursements should be included on a Clerkenwell conveyancing quote. Our online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.

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Property environmental searches are standard procedure for home buyers but when one considers recent flooding such as the fact that last year was second wettest year since on record are they sufficient to advise on enough about the Clerkenwell future flood risk?

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Conveyancing searches carried out by your property solicitor in Clerkenwell should include a more thorough search (Landmark) if required.

If you are anxious you might try to approach a local resident.

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Will it be necessary to get a chancel search if I plan to purchase in the parish of Old Street St Luke, near Clerkenwell?

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Your conveyancing solicitor could advise that a chancel search is taken out, irrespective of the parish in

which the home being purchased is found. In older areas of Clerkenwell, chancel repair may be apportioned on current owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils have previously chosen not to do so, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.

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What causes Clerkenwell conveyancing to go on for so long?

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The conveyancing process will sometimes take more time even in ideal circumstances. Some causes are regrettably out of a lawyer's hands. Homeward Legal do our best to lessen their effect if it can be achieved by chasing for prompt responses. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as issues elsewhere in a chain.

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We have a leasehold flat to purchase. How do we ensure a fast conveyancing process?

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As is often reported, fast Clerkenwell conveyancing is essential to is to employing a proactive and experienced conveyancer. There are, however, several tasks you could do to get moving sooner, including, keeping in regular contact with the conveyancer, replying to your conveyancer by phone, fax or email and getting your mortgage offer in place.

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Is a leasehold supplement a fee or disbursement?

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Fees and disbursements should be clearly stated on a quote for your conveyancing, with no additional charges of any kind in the small print. This cost is a fee not a disbursement, and should be clearly stated in your quote.

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My wife and I are intending to buy in Clerkenwell. How can we confirm that the house is in a conservation area?

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With 9000 such areas listed throughout the country, the regions in or near Clerkenwell will include a range of conservation areas. These restrictions can make repairs more costly or time-consuming, but the benefits will include protection for parks and green spaces.

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Do you recommend that we get a chancel search? I am purchasing close by rectory grounds in Clerkenwell.

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Where land in Clerkenwell was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to subsidise repairs to a medieval church. As a result of the Land Registration Act 2002, interest over any affected land in Clerkenwell must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Church properties in Clerkenwell include Holy Redeemer, St James and St Mark's.

 
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