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Conveyancing in Highbury Q & A's

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Updated: 14/01/17

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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I am buying a church rectory in the parish of Covent Garden St Paul. Is a chancel search important?

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Your conveyancing solicitor should confirm that a chancel search is taken out. Chancel repair has the potential to be charged on current owners of a house where church councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.

Q.

The web is awash an abundance of helpful handbooks going into great depth on how to do DIY conveyancing e.g. A Practical Approach to Conveyancing by Robert Abbey and Mark Richards. In which case, do I have to use Highbury solicitor ?

Conceivably there is absolutely no argument at all why you shouldn't conduct legal and technical work unaided. That said, a solicitor carries out a long list of roles from e.g. raising additional enquiries and assembling correct warranties many of which need a qualified professional.

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Is homewardlegal.co.uk geared up for move fast on the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Highbury?

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Our residential property lawyers regularly act for bidders at auction. Solicitors usually recommend bidders to select a fast lawyer prior to the auction for a full review.

Post day of the auction the lawyer is absolutely prepared for completing the legal work inside 4 weeks as usually required .

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Is contaminated land in Highbury an issue for any houses?

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Several contaminants caused by environmental factors can ruin property in Highbury, like other sources of contaminated land or local waste transfer sites. An environmental search can give more clarity.

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

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

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

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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.

 
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