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Conveyancing in Harold Wood Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/04/17

Harold Wood attractions

Upminster London Windmill, South Weald Weald Country Park Country Park and Brentwood Thorndon Country Park Country Park are situated in Harold Wood.

London City Airport is 10 miles from Harold Wood. London Heliport Airport is 20 miles, London Airport is 20 miles, Elstree Airport is 25 miles, Rochester Airport is 21 mile s, London Biggin Hill Airport is 20 miles and Stansted Airport is 21 mile away. Harold Wood's nearest train station is Harold Wood.

Harold Wood is about a mile and a half of the M25 junction entry 28 Westbound.

The most convenient hospital is Brentwood, Hartswood.


How do I get the best rates for conveyancing in Harold Wood for a £688,000 house?


Several property lawyers promote so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. However extra charges will be included in the small print, left unread by preoccupied buyers and sellers Any additional charges which are listed in the small print should be fair.


To complete on our purchase ASAP, can we guarantee fast conveyancing in Harold Wood?


Contacting a proactive property lawyer is key a fast conveyancing transaction. There are several things you, as the purchaser, could do, such as, encouraging your property lawyer to carry out searches promptly, replying to your property lawyer by phone, fax or email and organising your finances.


At what point should I instruct a solicitor to handle our transaction?


Generally, the earlier, the better. Prompt instruction of a solicitor can reduce any chance of the transaction aborting.


What does the Harold Wood conveyancing lawyer do if the home I am intending to buy is within a conservation area and has an un-consented windows fitted?

Havering local authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search conducted by a solicitor will ascertain whether the property is in a conservation area and any evidence of consent for additions to the property will be asked for.

In the event that no appropriate permissions be produced, your conveyancing solicitor will give you professional advice on the alternatives e.g. seeking cover from an indemnity policy or getting retrospective approval from Havering council.


Will the Harold Wood conveyancing solicitor apply for any searches on the London Fifties semi-detached townhouse I want to buy?


If you are applying for a mortgage the mortgage lender requires you to at least the following Local Authority, Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environment Search and, depending on certain criteria, area-specific searches e.g. a Official Search of Whole or Part without Priority (OS3).


Of large Harold Wood lenders, which firms are on your panel?


The Homeward Legal group can work with the bulk of lenders registered with the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Harold Wood, including Smart Money, 116 Wellesley Rd, Ilford, IG1 4LD, Bains Express, 31 Woodlands Rd, Ilford, IG1 1JL, and Matador Financial, 87 Parsonage Rd, Rainham, RM13 9LE.


How does conveyancing for a Harold Wood property sale seem to be so slow? Isn't it just filing paperwork?


The legal work required to buy or sell a home could take more time. We know how distracting such delays can be and do our best to lessen their effect by using fast search providers.


In respect to the extensive flooding in the UK in April 2012 we are thinking that flood risk searches may not be sufficient?


A conveyancer in Harold Wood should always carry out detailed environmental searches if the standard search spots a Harold Wood flood risk area data

You might be able to get in touch with a neighbour to gain additional comfort.