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Conveyancing in Harold Hill Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/01/18

Commuting to the area? ;

Harold Hill is around 2 miles off the M25 junction entry 28 Westbound.

Harold Hill's nearest train station is Harold Wood. London City Airport is 10 miles from Harold Hill. London Heliport Airport is 19 miles, London Airport is 22 miles, Elstree Airport is 24 miles, Rochester Airport is 22 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 21 mile and Stansted Airport is 20 miles away.

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Harold Hill points of interest

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Upminster London Windmill, South Weald Weald Country Park Country Park and Brentwood Thorndon Country Park Country Park are near to Harold Hill.

The nearest hospital to Harold Hill is Queens Romford.

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How do we find the best rates for conveyancing for a £113,000 residence?

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Numerous conveyancers promote 'the cheapest conveyancing', but extra charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. This small print is often not read by buyers in a hurry. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid should also be clearly stated on the quote Additional fees needs to be reasonable and clear. Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

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What do property searches mean?

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Conveyancing searches are standard queries ordered by the solicitor with a particular authority, for example an environmental search. Conveyancing searches consider issues and defects relating to the property's legal title.

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We are buying on a brownfield site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste like caesium?

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Metal contamination may have occurred throughout Harold Hill, but if significant harm could be caused to people or protected species by the contamination, it is likely to be labelled

contaminated land. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including industrial storage and groundwater contamination.

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We are interested in purchasing a property in Harold Hill. How do I find out if the property is in a conservation area?

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These areas characterise local areas of special architectural or historic interest. The local council will advise further about local conservation areas, and the lawyer handling your purchase will discuss the relevant responsibilities.

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Is the High Speed Two line going to affect Stratford-on-Avon District?

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Yes, HS2 is going to affect houses in the local authority of Stratford-on-Avon District. Some owners will have no choice but to accept the disruption accompanying works along the planned route. An HS2 search can give more detail.

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How can I determine more info the status of conservation areas in Harold Hill and Harold Hill?

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Following a campaign, English Heritage have produced details of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in Harold Hill and across England in addition to the vulnerability. Local conservation areas e.g. upkeep of paths or rundown streets etc. are administered by Havering.

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At what point do we need to instruct a solicitor to handle our transaction?

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Whether buying or selling, the faster you instruct the better, as conveyancing involves several tasks that can be carried out very early in the process. Early instruction of a firm could mitigate the chance of your purchase or sale stalling.

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What sort of scrutiny regarding the potential risk of floods to properties in Havering will my conveyancing solicitor in Harold Hill give details on?

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Your property solicitor will conduct standard protocol environmental searches that will include Harold Hill flood risk area data. The most recent indications at the Environment Agency don’t indicate any active flood warnings in Harold Hill.