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Conveyancing in Highgate Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/01/17

Highgate area info

Kenwood House English Heritage and Kentish Town St Luke Churches Conservation Trust are easily accessible from Highgate.

The closest airport to Highgate is Elstree, Hogg Ln Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, Luton Airport is 24 miles, London City Airport is 10 miles, London Heliport Airport is 8 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 15 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 12 miles, Elstree Airport is 10 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 19 miles away and the closest station to Highgate is Gospel Oak.

The most convenient hospital is Whittington Highgate.

Q.

What do you charge for the legal fees on a £245,000 house? We are trying to find an affordable conveyancing quote.

A.

Various solicitors promote 'the cheapest conveyancing', but additional costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement which unwary sellers and buyers fail to check. A quote for conveyancing in Highgate ought to define any disbursements. Any additional costs listed in terms and conditions needs to be reasonable. They come into force only if your lawyer must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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We plan to buy a church rectory in St Martin in the Fields. Is a chancel search specified?

A.

Whichever Highgate parish in which you are purchasing, a solicitor could recommend a chancel search. In older areas of Highgate, chancel repair may be imposed on the owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils may have not done so in the past. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.

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Is it advisable to get out of paying stamp duty tax?

Stamp duty mitigation is not recommended for purchases in Highgate, as such schemes are costly and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself. There have been a number of government-sponsored schemes, on the other hand, such as relief for buyers in 'disadvantaged areas'.

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The vendor looks to have fitted incongruous removal of chimney stacks on the property which might possibly defy Tollington Park conservation area guidelines.

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Part of the legal process involves carrying out searches of the Haringey authority to identify conservation area status and formal approval for alterations. If no local authority consents be available the solicitor will recommend the alternatives for example taking out an indemnity insurance policy or getting retrospective approval from the appropriate local authority.

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What type of additional enquiries in relation to the risk and history of a flood in the Camden area will the Highgate conveyancing solicitor give details on?

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The solicitor conducts property environmental searches that should include Highgate flood risk area data.

Q.

When is it wise to speak to a conveyancing solicitor in Highgate?

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The short answer is, earlier is preferable. Some groups advocate holding off instruction until the offer is accepted, but doing so will put you at a disadvantage compared to better prepared buyers, or if your buyer decides to pull out due to delays.

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Which local authority looks after Highgate?

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Highgate is located in London Borough of Haringey Council, Civic Centre, High Road, Wood Green, London, N22 8LE, phone: 020 8489 0006

Q.

There are many publications about do it yourself conveyancing such as Bradshaw's Guide to Diy House Buying Selling and Conveyancing. Do I actually want to use a Highgate conveyancer ?

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Legally speaking there are no arguments at all why a home mover cant do the majority of the legal work without assistance. In reality however, a conveyancing solicitor in Highgate juggles a significant number of tasks such as approving enquiries on searches and interpreting the lease which require a qualified professional.

 
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