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Conveyancing in Hale End Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

Living in the Hale End area? ;

Drivers are well catered for with Hale End situated with very convenient road access within 2m of Junction 4 Northbound of the M11.

Highams Park station is around 1 mile from Hale End and Hale End's closest airport is London City Airport (7 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 22 miles, Luton Airport is 25 miles, London Heliport Airport is 13 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 23 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 22 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 18 miles, Elstree Airport is 15 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 19 miles and Stansted Airport is 23 miles away.

Whipps Cross University Walthamstow is the most convenient hospital for Hale End.

Q.

How do I get a cheap solicitor to purchase a share of freehold house?

A.

Numerous firms offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional costs may inflate the final bill. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

Q.

For a fast completion to buy a £161,000 house, what should we do?

A.

Most importantly, finding a communicative lawyer is crucial to fast conveyancing. Additionally, there are a range of things you, as the buyer, could do to accelerate your conveyancing, including, pushing the lawyer to begin enquiries as soon as possible, promptly answering your lawyer's questions (by email if possible) and if you intend to get a house survey, doing so as early as you can.

Q.

How can we determine stamp duty, and how much should we pay on a £837000 house?

A.

The Stamp Duty owed will rely on the valuation. Stamp duty will be £33480 on a £837000 house in Hale End.

Q.

Do we need a chancel liability search if we are purchasing in Hale End?

A.

Owners of property in Hale End may be subject to chancel repair liability. Following a change in the law, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. Your conveyancing solicitor will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability.

Q.

What length of time will it take my designated conveyancing solicitor to exchange all of the conveyancing work for a terraced recently developed house we hope to buy in Hale End?

A.

The legal process can take anywhere from a month to three months, which can be affected by any number of things for example the efficiency of the seller's conveyancer, or absent parties.

Q.

The agent has named the property lawyer that they have used before. Must we use this firm?

A.

Estate agent referrals are a not uncommon route for buyers to find a solicitor. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, some agents may 'recommend' the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.

Q.

What is the council tax on a mid-terrace Band F property in Hale End?

A.

You should be advised on your new house's council tax band within the report on title. The latest tax rates for Hale End are detailed online at the Waltham Forest local authority website. At the time of writing (09 March 2013) the rates are:

  • Band A - £973.00
  • Band B - £1,135.00
  • Band C - £1,297.00
  • Band D - £1,459.00
  • Band E - £1,783.00
  • Band F - £2,107.00
  • Band G - £2,432.00
  • Band H - £2,918.00

Q.

Hale End property lawyers conduct varied property conveyancing searches if acting for a property buyer, which actual ones?

A.

If buying and getting a mortgage a mortgage lender will expect a solicitor to get at least specific searches, including these searches - Local Authority Search, Drainage Search and Environmental as well as any area-specific searches, which may include a Chancel.

 
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