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Conveyancing in Crouch End Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Some practical local services facts and figures -

Crouch End's nearest airport is London City Airport (9 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 16 miles, Luton Airport is 23 miles, London Heliport Airport is 8 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 16 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 12 miles, Elstree Airport is 10 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 19 miles away and Crouch Hill station is approximately 1 mile from Crouch End.

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Crouch End attractions

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Kenwood House English Heritage and Kentish Town St Luke Churches Conservation Trust are close to Crouch End.

The nearest hospital to Crouch End is Whittington Highgate.

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How do we find a cheap solicitor quote to buy a house?

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This catches out many home owners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many firms advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing', but additional fees will be included in the solicitor's terms. Any charges which are listed in your solicitor's terms needs to be reasonable. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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I have requested a quote from you. Could there be any hidden charges?

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Homeward Legal will never charge any extra, hidden costs to transfer a property. If you are comparing quotes, consider that some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote, which could be totally different to your final invoice.

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What sort of fact finding in relation to the potential risk of local flooding in the Haringey region will my solicitor in Crouch End go into detail on?

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An essential part of the conveyancing protocol of buying a property involves the lawyer making an application for environmental searches that give specific information with respect to Crouch End flood risk. An inexpensive

(around twenty pounds) and more specific set of searches, such as the Landmark search, could be proposed by a qualified Crouch End property solicitor if the results of the initial searches show a flood risk. The most recent (06/01/13) indications at the Environment Agency website do not reveal any active flood warnings in the Crouch End area.

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What can we do if we buy a loft conversion inside a Islington local authority conservation area ?

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An integral part of conveyancing includes the application for searches of the local authority to identify conservation area status and the required consent for any developments. .

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How long should I expect it to take our assigned property solicitor to exchange the legal work for a maisonette in a house we hope to buy in Crouch End?

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The conveyancing process can take anywhere from 1 month to 12 weeks contingent on any number of things, such as the speed of the sellers solicitor, or the length of the chain.

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Might it be prudent to carry out the legal conveyancing process without help.

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Theoretically speaking there are no arguments at all why a buyer cant conduct the legal work on your own.

In reality however, a property solicitor typically handles a large number of skilled tasks including approving enquiries on searches and interpreting management accounts some of which require experience. However solicitors firms need to obtain relevant insurance cover to insulate you in the event of any omissions.

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We are buying in Crouch End. Can we find out whether the property is in a conservation area?

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The areas near or within Crouch End will include a number of areas of historic or architectural significance recorded as conservation areas. Your conveyancing lawyer will be able to offer more information and discuss the relevant responsibilities.

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Would you recommend looking into how to bypass paying for stamp duty to the Revenue?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax must be paid on homes over £125,000. Stamp duty reduction should be treated with extreme caution in Crouch End, because these schemes are often uneconomical and very risky.

 
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