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Conveyancing in Harold Wood Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

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.

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

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

A.

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

Q.

Is there something I can do to bypass paying stamp duty on property?

A.

SDLT is usually due for home purchases over £125,000. We do not advise home buyers get involved with any stamp duty mitigation. Such schemes are highly expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later and the total stamp duty, with interest, will be due.

Q.

Can Harold Wood brownfield site soil still be contaminated?

A.

Given the history of industry and agriculture in parts of Harold Wood, soil contamination cannot be totally avoided. Metal contamination of soil in Harold Wood is more likely to occur near landfill sites. Data on other contaminants, like asbestos and groundwater contamination, will also be included in an environmental search.

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

I am buying a £1129000. How is stamp duty calculated?

A.

The SDLT that will be due is calculated based on the house or flat's value. For a home bought for £1129000, SDLT is £56450.

Q.

Would acquiring a survey be a good idea when buying a property?

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It is advised that property purchasers order a building survey. It is a fact that there are a range of issues that will impact a property, for example cracks in walls or roof damage.

Q.

What type of scrutiny in respect to the uncertain risk of flooding in the Essex region will the Harold Wood conveyancing solicitor give an account of for an Edwardian property I am intending to purchase?

A.

A conveyancing lawyer makes an application for standard protocol environmental searches, which include Harold Wood flood risk information.

 
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