Hackney Conveyancing Solicitor Quote
0%

Your conveyancing quote in seconds

All of our fees are fixed and complete for standard conveyancing transactions, meaning you won’t pay any extra later on. We also have a ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee, and are available 7 days a week to answer any questions you have.

Which service do you require?


The Conveyancing
Process Explained


Read More

Get an Instant Conveyancing Quote

Please quote me for:

Conveyancing in Hackney Q & A's

Profile photo of Lorraine Imhoff

By

Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/10/17

Noted Hackney interest

Sutton House National Trust , Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse, Kentish Town St Luke Churches Conservation Trust and Holborn Lincolns Inn Great Hall Historic Building are close to Hackney.

London City Airport is 6 miles from Hackney. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 18 miles, London Heliport Airport is 8 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 19 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 18 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 15 miles, Elstree Airport is 13 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 16 miles away. The closest station to Hackney is Dalston Kingsland.

The most convenient hospital for Hackney is Homerton University Hackney.

Q.

I am looking for discount conveyancing. How do we get a quote?

A.

Many conveyancers offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing', however additional charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms. Extra fees included in terms and conditions ought to be fair. The disbursements to be paid should also be clearly stated on the conveyancing quote. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

Q.

When do you need to arrange a conveyancing solicitor?

A.

In the vast majority of cases, the earlier in the process you can instruct a conveyancing solicitor, the better. Some advocate holding off instruction until a chain is completed, but opting to delay can jeopardise your sale or purchase.

Q.

What is the council tax on a Sixties semi-detached house in Hackney?

A.

Almost always the conveyancer's title report should give the Hackney council tax band. Council tax charges for properties in Hackney are tabled at the Hackney council website. On 25/12/2012 the rates are:

  • Band A - £870.00
  • Band B - £1,015.00
  • Band C - £1,160.00
  • Band D - £1,305.00
  • Band E - £1,595.00
  • Band F - £1,885.00
  • Band G - £2,175.00
  • Band H - £2,610.00

Q.

What kind of research as respects the risk and history of floods to properties in East London will my lawyer in Hackney go into detail on?

An integral step in the conveyancing protocol of buying a property involves a conveyancing solicitor conducting conveyancing searches (environmental) that go in detail on the Hackney flood risk area data. Depending on the results, a conveyancing solicitor in Hackney may possibly advocate a significantly more specialist local Hackney area search.

Q.

Which areas of Hackney are suitable for disadvantaged area relief?

A.

Disadvantaged areas in Hackney are identified by local government ward. Areas in Hackney currently include Dalston, Victoria, Kings Park, De Beauvoir, Brownswood, Chatham, Wick, Queensbridge, Leabridge, Northfield, New River, Haggerston, Springfield, Clissold, Eastdown, Homerton, Moorfields, North Defoe, Northwold, Rectory, South Defoe, Wenlock and Westdown. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.

Q.

When I am buying close by a 1500s vicarage in Hackney, would you advise that we get a chancel search?

A.

Owners of property near to nearby church land are expected to contribute towards repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced. Ecclesiastical properties in the local area include All Souls Clapton Park, St Barnabas, St John-at- and St Mary of Eton.

Q.

Do Homeward Legal administer the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Hackney?

A.

Yes - Our firm is very capable working with auction buyers and sellers. Homeward Legal typically advocate bidders to decide on a CQS lawyer before the auction day to allow time for an investigation of the auction legal papers. Subsequently, following the auction day itself your instructed property lawyer is utterly able to concentrate on completing the legal side of things within a as tight time frame as conventionally required .

Q.

We are buying a property where the seller appears to have added unsuitable new windows which I think might possibly infringe the Boulevard / Montpelier conservation area guidelines.

A.

Your instructed conveyancing solicitor will make enquiries to confirm if the property is within a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have the requisite consent.