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Conveyancing in Kings Cross Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/10/17

Kings Cross services information

Kings Cross's closest station is Camden Road. Kings Cross's nearest airport is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 6 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 12 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 16 miles away.

Drivers are well served with Kings Cross enjoying very convenient major road access about 2m of the A40M.

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Kings Cross attractions and landmarks

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Kentish Town St Luke Churches Conservation Trust and Holborn Lincolns Inn Great Hall Historic Building are in Kings Cross.

The neighbouring hospital for Kings Cross is St Pancras London.

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How do we get the best rates for conveyancing for a £546,000 property?

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Numerous solicitors offer theoretically cheap conveyancing. Often extra fees are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement which sellers and buyers may have not read carefully Any extra charges ought to be reasonable. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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I have got a conveyancing quote from you. Could there be any additional costs?

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Homeward Legal's solicitors do not hide any hidden fees for Kings Cross conveyancing. While comparing quotes, be aware that some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which could be totally different to your final invoice.

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My wife and I are interested in purchasing a building in Kings Cross. Can we establish whether the building is in a designated conservation area?

There are numerous conservation areas in or near Kings Cross. The local authority will be able to advise further about local conservation areas, and the property solicitor handling your purchase will confirm potential liability for unauthorised works.

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In 1 month we are anticipating to move from our detached building in Kings Cross into our new house in Aldersgate what is the right point to book a removals firm?

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Our recommendation is for home movers to avoid booking the removals until after you and the other side has fixed the final completion date that takes place once contracts have exchanged. For a local Islington firm Simple Movers, 2 Brewery Rd, London, N7 9NG Call: 020 36080303.

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Will a Kings Cross solicitor order any searches on the London thirties end-of-terrace bungalow I am intending to purchase?

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When obtaining a mortgage, your lender will expect a solicitor to get particular searches, including the following Local Authority, Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environmental, and occasionally specific local searches, which may include a Chancel.

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How do we avoid gazumping?

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This happens when a seller accepts an offer and then dismisses it in favour of a higher offer. Though gazumping is uncommon when property prices are falling, there is still a chance. Consider instructing a property solicitor as soon as you can to reduce the chance of your offer being gazumped.

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Are costs for obtaining copies of planning permission fees or disbursements?

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Fees and disbursements should be identified on your conveyancing quote, with no additional costs in the terms and conditions. These costs are fees not disbursements. It should be included in a quote for your conveyancing.

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What factors can contaminate land in Kings Cross, and should they be an issue?

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Residential property in Kings Cross will be contaminated by a range of natural and human-influenced issues, like proposed erection of mobile masts and waste disposal sites. An environmental search will offer more detail.