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Conveyancing in Highbury Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/10/17

Noted Highbury interest

Sutton House National Trust Kentish Town St Luke Churches Conservation Trust and Holborn Lincolns Inn Great Hall Historic Building are close at hand to Highbury.

The closest airport to Highbury is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 17 miles, London Heliport Airport is 7 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 18 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 17 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 14 miles, Elstree Airport is 12 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 16 miles away and Highbury's closest station is Canonbury.

The closest hospital for Highbury is Moorfields Eye London.

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How do we get a cheap solicitor to sell a property?

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Many online and high street conveyancers claim to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately extra costs are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement. A quote for conveyancing in Highbury should list costs to be paid to third parties, including search providers, (disbursements). Extra costs listed in terms of engagement should be fair and reasonable. They be applicable if the lawyer is required to complete extra work for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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What should I be conscious of if purchasing a flat in a Islington local authority conservation area ?

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An integral part of conveyancing for buyers includes the application for searches of Islington planning authority to check conservation area status and the appropriate permission for any modifications. .

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How do I find out additional information on the Highbury and Highbury conservation areas?

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English Heritage, a government body, have conducted a survey and created a detailed list about the condition of conservation areas in addition to the vulnerability of the area.

Local Highbury conservation area issues e.g. street furniture, addition of hard standings to the front of properties or rundown streets are handled by the local authority (Islington).

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We need to know which Highbury lenders your lawyers are able to work with. Whose panels are your solicitors on?

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Of lenders with local offices nearby Highbury, Homeward Legal alongside most. Highbury lenders and mortgage specialists include London Mortgage Advice, 3 Drayton Park, London, N5 1NU. The lawyer handling the work for your Highbury purchase or sale will be able to address any specific requests your lender may have.

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In respect of the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall, we are wondering whether flood risk searches may not be detailed enough?

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Your Highbury solicitor will suggest that you carry out conveyancing and environmental searches if the standard conveyancing searches determine a significant risk Highbury flood risk area data

For greater area background it could be worth trying to contact a local resident.

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I am on a deadline and need get fast conveyancing, what can we do to speed up the process?

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As is often argued, a faster move is key to instruct a experienced conveyancing solicitor. That said, there are several tasks you, as the buyer, can do, including, arranging any finances require to complete the purchase, promptly answering your conveyancing solicitor's questions (by email if possible) and asking for property searches to be ordered immediately.

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Which local authority looks after Highbury?

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Highbury is located in London Borough of Islington Council, Contact Islington, 222 Upper Street, London, N1 1XR, phone: 020 7527 2004

Q.

Do you recommend that I get a chancel search? We are buying a residence in Highbury.

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Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Highbury Church council. Terms used in a property's name, like 'abbey', may indicate chancel liability. Church properties in the area include Christ Church and St Augustine.