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Conveyancing in Holland Park Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

Commuting to Holland Park? ;

The nearest station to Holland Park is Kensington Olympia. Holland Park's nearest airport is Northolt Jet Centre Airport (9 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 11 miles s, London City Airport is 12 miles, London Heliport Airport is 3 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 13 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 11 miles s, Elstree Airport is 12 miles, White Waltham Airport is 24 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 16 miles away.

Motorists are well catered for with Holland Park enjoying very good road access close at approximately 1m of the A40M.

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Holland Park area information

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Carlyle's House National Trust , Wandsworth London Windmill, Science Museum Kensington Aviation Museum and 7 Hammersmith Terrace Historic Houses Association are in Holland Park.

The neighbouring hospital for Holland Park is Cromwell London.

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I need an affordable Holland Park conveyancing quote. Will we get a quote or and estimate?

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Numerous law firms promote 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional charges are often hiding in the terms of engagement. Additional fees which are listed in terms of engagement should be reasonable and only apply to matters if your lawyer is required to complete extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The disbursements to be paid should be included on the conveyancing quote. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

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Which local authority looks after Holland Park?

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Holland Park is located in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council, The Town Hall, Hornton Street, London, W8 7NX, Call: 020 7361 3000

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What is the optimum stage to we make arrangements with the removals people?

Our recommendation is for buyers to put off booking a removal firm until you have firmed up a date that occurs after final contracts are signed. Try West Kensington, Hammersmith Rd, London, W14 8TH Telephone: 0845 660 2895 or London Removal, 1 Hammersmith Rd, London, W14 8XJ on 020 8811 8929.

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The estate agent we're using in Gospel Oak has named the conveyancing solicitor. Will it be easier to use this firm?

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If you choose a conveyancer referred through this route, you the agent can to reduce delays in the conveyancing process. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, it may be the case that the agent recommends the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the most suitable for you.

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How do you determine SDLT, what should we pay on a £824000 Holland Park residence?

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SDLT will depend on the value of the house. Stamp duty will be £32960 on a £824000 property.*

*Correct March 2013

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How is Holland Park contaminated land checked during the house-buying process?

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A wide range of contaminants may reduce the value of residential property in Holland Park, and an environmental search will confirm that a home could be affected by contaminants in Holland Park such as other land contamination.

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Does the Holland Park conveyancing solicitor order any conveyancing searches on the London Victorian terraced cottage I am intending to buy?

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When you are getting a mortgage, your lender will expect a solicitor to get at least a specified set of searches, including the following for Holland Park: Local Authority, Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environment Search, and occasionally unique particular such as Official Search of whole with priority.

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We are buying in Holland Park on a recently-developed ex-industrial site. Is the topsoil likely to remain contaminated by waste minerals like selenium (Se)?

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Even where some contamination has occurred in Holland Park, risk levels are usually low. Metal contamination of top-soil in Holland Park is more likely to occur near ex-industrial or waste handling sites. Data on other contaminants, like groundwater contamination, will also be included in an environmental search.

 
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