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Conveyancing in Highbury Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

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.

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

We really need fast property lawyers in Highbury, is that your solicitors?

A.

Our firm adopt a highly proactive method when concluding the conveyancing work. By employing the latest productivity systems . We also look after you with you a CQS conveyancing property lawyer who will always communicate with the whole buyer and seller property chain such as lenders, to reach a quick sale.

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

What additional enquiries about the risk of flooding to properties in Islington will the conveyancing solicitor in Highbury advise on?

A.

Your solicitor applies for official property conveyancing searches, which include Highbury historical flood risk information.

Q.

We are buying in Highbury on a recently-developed ex-industrial use land. Could the topsoil be contaminated by industrial waste?

A.

Highbury agriculture or industry can cause soil contamination. Also considering issues such as groundwater contaminants like household chemicals, contaminants affecting Highbury property will be factored into an environmental search.

Q.

What is the council tax on a Forties end of terrace dwelling in Highbury?

A.

Usually the title report will include the appropriate Islington council tax band. The latest tax charges for Highbury are tabled at the Islington local authority site. Currently, 24/11/2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £846.00
  • Band B - £987.00
  • Band C - £1,128.00
  • Band D - £1,269.00
  • Band E - £1,551.00
  • Band F - £1,832.00
  • Band G - £2,114.00
  • Band H - £2,537.00

Q.

What actions can I take to defer paying SDLT?

A.

SDLT is usually due on home purchases over £125,000. Homeward Legal strongly advise against any form of stamp duty avoidance. These schemes are expensive and unreliable.

Q.

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

A.

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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