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Conveyancing in Hounslow Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/10/17

Transport and public service information if you’re buying or selling residential property in Hounslow -

By road: Hounslow is served by the A4, A30, A312 and A315. By rail: The nearest train stations are Hounslow East, Hounslow Central, and Hounslow West (all on the London Underground Piccadilly Line). By air: Given Hounslow’s position in Greater London, there are several airports accessible from the town: London Heathrow Airport (4 miles), Northolt Jet Centre (7), London Heliport (12), Elstree Aerodrome (15), Wycombe Air Park (25), TAG London Farnborough Airport (28), Blackbushe Airport (29), London Biggin Hill Airport (32), London City Airport (36), London Luton Airport (38), and London Gatwick Airport (44).

Hospital: West Middlesex University, Twickenham Road, Isleworth, TW7 6AF. Council: London Borough of Hillingdon (www.hillingdon.gov.uk).

Attractions: Other than Hounslow’s proximity to London: Hillingdon Heath, Hillingdon Urban Farm, Twickenham Stadium, Athuladassana International Buddhist Centre, Hanworth Park House, and Bedfont Lakes Country Park.

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Your conveyancing quote looks very reasonable for our house-move to Hounslow, so will there be any supplementary fees?

No. At Homeward Legal, we don’t charge any extra fees, unlike some other firms, who hide fees in the small print of the terms of engagement. With those ‘quotes’, designed to appear more attractive, they are little more than estimates and your final bill may be much more than you anticipated. Under some circumstances, it may be that a separate legal matter also requires attention, such as a statutory declaration, or a will being drawn up. Your solicitor can advise you of these as they happen, so you are always in charge of your legal bill. For the best and clearest quote, why not try our quote calculator? Or, if you want to talk to someone, you could call our expert team on 0800 038 6699.

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What environmental concerns can contaminate land in Hounslow, and are they properly investigated?

Numerous contaminants caused by environmental concerns may ruin property in Hounslow, and an environmental search will confirm if a specific plot of land is affected by contaminants in the region such as civil aviation activity in the area (given the proximity of Heathrow Airport), or coal mining. The local authority and the government constantly monitor the state of contamination in the area.

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What is the council tax on a Thirties, mid-terrace property in Hounslow?

A title report, prepared by your solicitor during the conveyancing process, will give details of the Hounslow council tax band into which your house falls. The latest council tax rates for homes in Hounslow are published on the London Borough of Hounslow council site (the link is in the public service information section at the top of these FAQs). For the 2017/2018 tax year, Hounslow’s council tax rates are:

  • Band A - £935.25
  • Band B - £1,091.12
  • Band C - £1,247.00
  • Band D - £1,402.87
  • Band E - £1,714.62
  • Band F - £2,026.36
  • Band G - £2,338.12
  • Band H - £2,805.74
  • Retrieved on 24 March 2017

    Q.

    Are there any disadvantaged areas in Hounslow, so that we can take advantage of the government’s relief scheme for stamp duty?

    The disadvantaged area scheme for stamp duty relief is no longer in operation. However, the government does regularly initiate new schemes to help home-purchasers, (for example, first-time buyers). Your solicitor will be able to tell you if there are any such schemes operating at the moment, and whether you are eligible to take advantage of them.

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    I am on a deadline and will need to get fast conveyancing in Hounslow, but what do we need to do?

    The key to speeding up the conveyancing process is to employ a proactive, diligent and communicative solicitor, like the ones we have on our panels at Homeward Legal. There are also several tasks that you as the buyer can do to get moving sooner. These include:

    • arranging your mortgage offer early
  • keeping in regular contact with the solicitor and applying pressure if you suspect any unnecessary delays
  • completing and returning all forms as soon as possible
  • Homeward Legal’s solicitors are pragmatic in their approach, communicating along the entire property chain and removing obstacles as they come up. Try our quote calculator or call us on 0800 038 6699 for your fixed-fee quote.

    Q.

    As a result of the Met Office warning of more intense rainfall in the future, will the Hounslow flood searches be precise enough?

    A qualified solicitor in Hounslow will advise you to carry out thorough conveyancing searches, which will include a search of historical records regarding flooding in the location of your new property. If the search determines a significant flood-risk, a more in-depth search can be ordered, which is a disbursement and will be charged to you at cost.

    Q.

    Which lenders in Hounslow do you work with?

    Of lenders with local branches around Hounslow, Homeward Legal works in conjunction with the majority. Hounslow lenders and mortgage specialists include:

    • The Wright Mortgage Co., 156 London Road, Isleworth, TW7 5BG
    • Leading Mortgages, 214 Great West Road, Hounslow, TW5 9AW
    • Viva Mortgages, 222 Northfield Avenue, London, W13 9SJ
    Q.

    In the process of buying a house in Hounslow, when is it wise to arrange a conveyancer?

    In the vast majority of cases, instructing a solicitor as early as possible is the best option, as there are several tasks that can be performed very early in the process. Some firms advocate postponing instruction until a chain is completed, but delays can risk the other side pulling out, particularly in uncertain market conditions. To discuss your needs and to obtain your free, fixed-fee, ‘No Move, No Fee’-guaranteed quote, contact our team on 0800 038 6699.

    Q.

    Is vanadium contamination regularly sampled in Hounslow soil?

    A.

    Government policy is in place to control pollution, waste, water and chemical contamination. Other sources of contaminated land include chlorinated solvents and groundwater contaminants like landfill leachate.

    Q.

    I have to exchange on the sale of a home within 6 weeks, are you fast Hounslow conveyancers ?

    A.

    Our conveyancers take a proactive approach to fulfilling the necessary legal work for home movers as quickly as possible. Our chosen solicitors method is different as we use state of the art fast response systems . Importantly we give you a carefully selected solicitor practiced at communicate from the beginning to the end of the chain .

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    What are the reasons why Hounslow property legal work for a purchase takes such a long time?

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    The conveyancing process in Hounslow could be delayed even in ideal circumstances. The reasons may be out of the solicitors' control, Homeward Legal, however, do our best to minimise their cost whenever we can by chasing for prompt responses.

    Q.

    Can doing the conveyancing myself save any cash?

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    Theoretically there are no arguments at all why you cannot take care of he bulk of the your own conveyancing without assistance. However, a property solicitor in Hounslow juggles a large number of roles from including raising additional enquiries or apportioning ground rents some of which require a qualified solicitor.

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    Which lenders in Hounslow do you work with?

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    Of lenders with local branches near Hounslow, we in conjunction with most. Hounslow lenders and mortgage specialists include Wright Mortgage Co, 156 London Road, Isleworth, TW7 5BG, Leading, 214 Great West Rd, Hounslow, TW5 9AW, and Viva, 222 Northfield Avenue, London, W13 9SJ.

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    Which local authority is responsible for Hounslow?

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    Hounslow is located in London Borough of Hounslow Council, Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 4DN, contact: 020 8583 2000

    Q.

    We are intending to purchase a property in Edmonton. Is a chancel search needed?

    A.

    Regardless of the Hounslow parish you are purchasing in, the Hounslow conveyancing solicitor may suggest that a chancel search is taken out. Although some parish councils have decided to exact chancel repairs on the current owners of affected property, it is not possible to be certain that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will not continue to be so. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.