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Conveyancing in Hampstead Q & A's

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Updated: 16/01/17

Hampstead points of interest

Kenwood House English Heritage and Kentish Town St Luke Churches Conservation Trust are in the vicinity of Hampstead.

Drivers are well served with Hampstead situated with good road access about 3 miles of the A40M.

Hampstead's nearest airport is Elstree, Hogg Ln Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 14 miles, Luton Airport is 24 miles, London City Airport is 11 miles s, London Heliport Airport is 6 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 15 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 14 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 10 miles, Elstree Airport is 10 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 18 miles away. Hampstead Heath train station is almost 1 mile from Hampstead.

The neighbouring hospital for Hampstead is Royal Free Hampstead.

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How do I find low cost conveyancing?

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Both high-street and online law firms promote 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional costs may pad the solicitor's invoice. Extra charges should be fair and reasonable. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid ought to be defined on a quote. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

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Our agent has put forward a solicitors firm. Is it a good idea to use them?

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Many agents will have a referral arrangement with solicitors whereby they refer work, however, these referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, as the agent may recommend the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the most suitable for you.

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What kind of fact finding regarding the risk of possible flooding around Camden will a conveyancing solicitor in Hampstead scrutinise?

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A residential property conveyancer conducts standard formal environmental searches that should include Hampstead flood

risk area data. On (13-Jun-12) there were no warnings around the River Lee at Harpenden at the The River Lee at Luton, Harpenden including Wheathampstead and East Hyde

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What do I need to be aware of if we buy a Hampstead building in a Camden council designated conservation area ?

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An integral part of the due diligence for buyers involves making enquiries of Camden council to verify conservation area status and permission for any modifications. .

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The Hampstead home being bought is on a brownfield land. Can the topsoil still be contaminated?

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Given the region's industrial and agricultural history in parts of Hampstead, soil contamination is difficult to avoid. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including groundwater contaminants like industrial chemicals.

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Of large Hampstead lenders, which firms are on your panel?

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Of lenders with branches in Hampstead, Homeward Legal work with many. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Allied Irish Bank (GB), 202 Finchley Rd, London, NW3 6BX.

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Should we get a chancel search if I am intending to buy in the parish of Stepney, near Hampstead?

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Your solicitor may suggest a chancel search. Although some church councils have exercised their right to exact chancel repairs on the current owners of lay rectorships, there is no way to be certain that a parish which has not been subject to chancel liability in the past will not automatically be the case for future owners. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.

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Does the solicitor in Hampstead do any property conveyancing searches on the London Victorian terraced townhouse I am purchasing

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If purchasing and taking out a mortgage the building society of bank insist that a solicitor to get at least the following for Hampstead: Local Authority Search, Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environment Search and, depending on certain criteria, less common searches, which might include Index Map.

 
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