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Conveyancing in Harold Wood Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 13/10/17

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.

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

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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.

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How is contaminated land in Harold Wood checked when purchasing?

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Many of contaminants caused by environmental concerns can impact property. Contaminants like proximity to scrap yards will be investigated during the conveyancing process.

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

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

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We are interested in purchasing a building in Harold Wood, and would like to confirm that there are many areas of conservation.

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There are several conservation areas around Harold Wood. A conveyancing solicitor will confirm potential liability for unauthorised works and provide more details for conservation areas in Harold Wood.

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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?

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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.

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Could my legal fees include any additional charges?

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Homeward Legal's solicitors never charge any hidden charges for your conveyancing legal work. Some conveyancers give 'quotes' which are in fact estimates. You may face a much greater total fee when you have completed.

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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?

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

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What will the council tax cost me for a investment Band F maisonette in Harold Wood?

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Your relevant band should frequently be reported within the conveyancing report on title, and by the governing local authority Council tax rates for residents of Harold Wood are set out in detail online at the Havering local authority site. At the time of writing (05 March 2013) 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