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Conveyancing in Covent Garden Q & A's

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Updated: 22/07/17

Some helpful local transport and public service information

Drivers are well served with Covent Garden situated with very good major road access very close at about 2m of the A40M.

The nearest station to Covent Garden is London Waterloo International, almost 1 mile away. The closest airport to Covent Garden is London City Airport. 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 24 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 15 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 14 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away.

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Covent Garden attractions and landmarks

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Brixton London Windmill, Jewel Tower English Heritage and London The National Gallery Art Gallery are close at hand to Covent Garden.

The closest hospital is St Thomas Lambeth.

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How do I get a cheap solicitor to sell a property?

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Both high-street and online conveyancers promote supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra costs are frequently hidden in small print. Any additional fees should be fair and clearly defined. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are selling.

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Are there many conservation areas in Covent Garden?

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Conservation areas cover local areas of historical or architectural value. Living in a conservation area can mean protection for parks and green spaces, but the restrictions create additional maintenance and repair responsibilities. A solicitor will confirm potential liability for unauthorised works.

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We are anxious about the council tax charges on a period end of terrace property in Covent Garden, how much are they?

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In most cases a report on title will provide the Westminster council tax band. Council tax rates for homes in Covent Garden are set out online at the Westminster council site. On 27 October 2012 band 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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We are buying on a Covent Garden brownfield site. What should we do regarding aluminium soil contamination?

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Covent Garden agriculture or industry can cause topsoil contamination. Metal contamination of topsoil in Covent Garden is more likely to occur near ex-industrial sites or ex-landfills. Data on other contaminants, like hazardous gases, will also be included in an environmental search.

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What do I need to be aware of if we buy a semi detached house in a Westminster council designated conservation area ?

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An integral part of conveyancing for purchasers involves ordering of LLC1 searches of the local authority to confirm conservation area status and permission for any alterations. Conveyancing searches are not fees and are charged at cost to the purchaser. In the absence of any consents, your conveyancing solicitor will give you professional advice on the best alternatives, which include seeking from Westminster council or getting covered by an indemnity insurance policy.

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Do you work with many lenders with Covent Garden offices?

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Homeward Legal can work alongside most lenders registered with the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Covent Garden, like Turney & Associates Ltd, 5-7 Covent Gardens, Cambridge, CB1 2HS, Mortgage Solutions Centre, 64 Church End, Cambridge, CB1 3LB, and Limetree Financial Services, Unit 2 Pioneer Court/Chivers Way, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9PT.

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Handling the legal work without using a property solicitor in Covent Garden looks to be possible as a buyer and seller of a maisonette. However be shrewd ?

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Theoretically there are no arguments why a seller cant opt to embark on the legal and technical work unaided. The truth is however that a conveyancing solicitor handles a large number of actions such as chasing notices/share certificates and handling retentions which need a qualified professional.

Despite that solicitors need to carry appropriate indemnity cover to safeguard you in the event of failures.

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What is the best point to a home seller set up a removals firm?

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Best practice is for buyers to avoid agreeing removals until such time as you and the other side has agreed your move date which commonly takes place after final contracts are signed.

A portion of removals firms might charge a cancellation payment . Why not try Westminster Man & Van, 28 Great Smith St, London, SW1P 3BU Call: 020 3051 0585 or Removal Services London, 47 Romney St, London, SW1P 3RF Telephone: 020 7099 9327.

 
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