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Conveyancing in Hyde Park Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/10/17

Hyde Park attractions and landmarks

Wandsworth London Windmill, Apsley House English Heritage and Science Museum Kensington Aviation Museumare all around Hyde Park.

The nearest airport to Hyde Park is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 13 miles, London Heliport Airport is 3 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 15 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 13 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 11 miles s, Elstree Airport is 13 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 15 miles away. London Paddington train station is about a mile from Hyde Park.

Drivers are well served with Hyde Park having good road access about a mile of the A40M.

The closest hospital to Hyde Park is St Marys London.

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How do I get low cost conveyancing in Hyde Park?

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Several firms advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional charges will be included in the small print. Busy, stressed buyers and sellers ignore these terms at their peril. The disbursements to be paid ought to be defined on the quote Any extra fees which are listed in the small print should be reasonable and clear.

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How many lenders in Hyde Park do you work with?

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Of lenders with branches in or near Hyde Park, we with the majority. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Mayfair, Bryanston St, London, W1H 7AJ, and Ansari Financial Services, 10 Crawford Pl, London, W1H 5NF. The lawyer whom you have instructed will be able to state specific lenders' requirements.

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What do we need to know if we acquire an extended home in a Kensington and Chelsea planning authority conservation area ?

Part of the due diligence for buyers includes the application for searches of Kensington and Chelsea council to ascertain conservation area status and the existence of permission for any development. Local Authority searches vary in cost but are charged at cost to the buyer. If no suitable consents be in evidence your solicitor will inform you of the options e.g. obtaining an indemnity insurance or getting retrospective consent from Kensington and Chelsea planning authority.

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Property solicitors in Hyde Park get necessary property conveyancing searches if acting for a home purchase client, but which particular ones?

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If you are taking out a mortgage the mortgage lender insist that a solicitor to get at least these searches - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search and Environment Search,, and possibly less common searches, which may include a Index Map.

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How much does the conveyancing searches in Hyde Park be?

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With Homeward Legal, conveyancing clients are expected to pay at most £249 for a standard search bundle.

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Do we need a home buyers survey?

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Homeward Legal suggest that Hyde Park property purchasers instruct a RICS surveyor to undertake a survey. It is a fact that there are a range of problems that can negatively affect a property, which are not included in your mortgage lender's valuation. These include subsidence.

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How do I confirm that a property is in a conservation area?

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Locales deemed to be of historic or architectural significance, such as country house estates, will be recorded as conservation areas. Your solicitor will be able to offer more information and confirm potential liability for unauthorised works.

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Platform Home Loans is our mortgage lender, what will we need to check?

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Traditionally, almost all solicitors could perform legal work for both buyers and mortgage lenders. Some lenders are now limiting the firms who can act for them, resulting in higher legal costs for buyers if their solicitor is unable to act both on their behalf, and for their lender. Homeward Legal, however, can act on behalf of many lenders.