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A transfer of equity occurs when a property owner wishes to change the legal ownership of the property. Reasons include marriage, divorce and tax planning.

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Conveyancing in Highbury Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 02/12/16

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.

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

A.

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.

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

A.

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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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.

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We have taken out a quote from you. Might there be any hidden charges?

A.

No. Homeward Legal's solicitors do not hide any hidden fees under any circumstances. Some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote. You may face a much greater total fee when you have completed.

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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.

The agent has suggested a law firm. Is it risky to instruct this solicitor?

A.

An agent in Shrewton will endorse one or more conveyancing firms, however, these referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, including online or local firms, as there is a risk that an agent may choose whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the law firm with the best reputation.

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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 ?

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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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