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Conveyancing in Covent Garden Q & A's

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Updated: 21/04/17

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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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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When we are buying a Covent Garden residence on the same road as a church built in the 1700s, will you need a chancel search?

There are over 15,000 Church of England and Church of Wales parishes throughout England and Wales. Property owners within some of these may be required to contribute towards the cost of the repair of a local church. Following a change in the law, interest over any affected land in Covent Garden must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Churches in the local area include St Paul.

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Please tell us why conveyancing for a sale requires weeks?

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Covent Garden conveyancing will occasionally be obstructed. We aim to reduce their effect by using fast search providers. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as slow solicitors acting for the other side.

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What kind of local checks in connection with the risk of possible flooding to properties in Westminster will the Covent Garden conveyancer apply for?

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Your residential property conveyancing solicitor conducts standard environmental searches that incorporate Covent Garden flood risk area data information.

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My agent has referred a law firm whom they usually use. Do I need to use them?

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Your Uxbridge Common agent may recommend a solicitor, however, these referrals should be compared against alternatives, such as local solicitors, or firms found online, as there is a risk that the agent may suggest the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the most suitable for you.

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Which local authority is responsible for Covent Garden?

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Covent Garden is located in Westminster City Council, PO Box 240, Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP

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I am intending to buy a barn conversion in the parish of Monken Hadley. Is a chancel search specified?

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Whichever Covent Garden parish you are buying in, a conveyancing lawyer could advise a chancel search. Through some Parochial Church Councils have exercised their right to impose chancel repairs on owners of lay rectorships, it is not possible to be certain that a parish where repair costs have not been paid before, that this will not automatically be the case for future owners.

 
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