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Conveyancing in Friern Barnet Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Read about the area ;

Friern Barnet's nearest train station is New Southgate. Friern Barnet's closest airport is Elstree, Hogg Ln Airport (8 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 17 miles, Luton Airport is 21 mile s, London City Airport is 12 miles, London Heliport Airport is 11 miles s, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 18 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 18 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 9 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 21 mile away.

The nearest hospital for Friern Barnet is Priory Southgate.

Q.

We need discount conveyancing in Friern Barnet. as we are on a budget.

A.

Many online and high street conveyancers purport to offer cheap conveyancing. However extra costs are often hiding in the terms of engagement. The conveyancing quote ought to list the disbursements to be paid. Any costs which are listed in the solicitor's terms needs to be reasonable and clear and be applicable solely where your solicitor is required to perform tasks outside a normal transaction , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

Q.

Should I use the conveyancing who works with by our agent?

A.

Many agents in Box have arrangements with solicitors where they refer conveyancing clients to them. However, if they are paid a referral fee, there is a risk that an agent may choose the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.

Q.

Would you state taking action to get out of paying for stamp duty on buying in Friern Barnet?

A.

Stamp Duty Land Tax must be paid for property purchases priced at over 125,000 pounds. We strongly advise against any stamp duty avoidance. Such schemes are often uneconomical and

the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed meaning that the full stamp duty amount will then be due.

Q.

Is tungsten top-soil contamination likely in Friern Barnet?

A.

Soil contamination is closely checked. Metal contamination of soil in Friern Barnet is more likely to occur near ex-industrial or waste handling sites. Data on other contaminants, like herbicides, will also be included in an environmental search.

Q.

What are our options when buying a location] house in a Enfield council conservation area ?

A.

Part of the due diligence for buyers involves the application for searches of Enfield planning authority to verify conservation area status and the appropriate permission for alterations. .

Q.

If I plan to buy near Friern Barnet, in the parish of Hendon, do we need a chancel search?

A.

A conveyancing lawyer could recommend a chancel search. In Friern Barnet's much older areas, chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on owners of a home where church councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners.

Q.

What is the council tax on a period detached Band H property in Friern Barnet?

A.

Frequently the report on title will provide the relevant Enfield council tax band. Council tax rates for homes in Friern Barnet are detailed online at the Enfield council website. On (19 October 2012) rates are:

  • Band A - £938.00
  • Band B - £1,094.00
  • Band C - £1,251.00
  • Band D - £1,407.00
  • Band E - £1,720.00
  • Band F - £2,032.00
  • Band G - £2,345.00
  • Band H - £2,814.00

Q.

We are on a short deadline and would like ensure fast conveyancing, what should we do?

A.

Contacting a communicative lawyer is key a faster move. Furthermore, there are several tasks you could do, including, getting your mortgage offer in place, quickly answering your lawyer's questions and encouraging your lawyer to carry out searches promptly.

 
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