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Conveyancing in Harold Hill Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/10/17

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 can our conveyancing searches cost?

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Searches range in cost. Searches are paid out to a 3rd party, and are not included in a solicitor's fees.

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What will the council tax cost me on a Victorian Band E flat in Harold Hill?

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The band will usually be reported as part of the title report, as well as by the local authority. Up-to-date rates for Harold Hill are detailed at the Havering council site. On, 23 December 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,001.00
  • Band B - £1,168.00
  • Band C - £1,335.00
  • Band D - £1,502.00
  • Band E - £1,836.00
  • Band F - £2,169.00
  • Band G - £2,503.00
  • Band H - £3,004.00

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What do we need to be aware of if we invest in a home within the boundary of a Havering planning authority conservation area ?

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Part of the legal due diligence when buying a property involves making enquiries of Havering local authority to confirm conservation area status and permission for modifications. .

In the event that no local authority consents be produced, the solicitor will give you professional advice on the options which can include buying an indemnity insurance policy or getting retrospective permission from the appropriate local authority.

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We are purchasing in Harold Hill with Precise Mortgages, is there anything we need to check?

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Prior to recent changes, most conveyancing solicitors were able to undertake legal work for a lender. Buyers should know that, recently, a number of lenders have limited the firms who can act for them, resulting in increased conveyancing costs for purchasers if their solicitor is unable to act both on their behalf, and for their lender. Homeward Legal can act on behalf of the vast majority of CML-approved lenders so that the buyer will not have to pay legal fees for your lender's solicitor.

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Is contaminated land a problem in Harold Hill?

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A range of contaminants can damage Harold Hill property, such as environmental radon sources or sand or gravel pits. An environmental search will give more detail.

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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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Conveyancing searches are surmised archived information and when you consider recent events e g the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since records began are they actually good enough to ascertain enough about the Harold Hill flood risk area?

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The conveyancer in Harold Hill will suggest that you carry out flood searches if the environmental searches spots a any kind of Harold Hill flood risk.

For greater area background why not converse with a close neighbour.