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Conveyancing in Longford Q & A's

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Updated: 11/01/17

Local services information

Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 and 3 train station is about 2 miles from Longford and the closest airport to Longford is Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport (1 mile). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 2 miles, London City Airport is 24 miles, London Heliport Airport is 14 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 19 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 3 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 7 miles, Elstree Airport is 15 miles, White Waltham Airport is 12 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 19 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 25 miles and Booker Airport is 17 miles away.

Longford is about 1/2 mile of junction entry 14 of the M25.

Ashford, Staines is a relatively close hospital.

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How do we get low cost conveyancing in Longford?

A.

Several conveyancers offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional charges are frequently hidden in the terms. Busy, stressed property buyers and sellers ignore these terms at their peril. Your quote ought to list any disbursements.Based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.

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How do you calculate stamp duty, what should we budget for a £701000 Longford residential property?

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The Stamp Duty due is dependent on the house or flat's price. Stamp duty will be £28040 on a £701000 property in Longford (correct March 2013).

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Should we make use of the property solicitor suggested by my estate agent?

A.

Your agent may recommend a conveyancing solicitor, however, these referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, including online or local firms, as there is a risk that the agent may suggest whichever firm pays the most per referral, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.

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What sort of additional enquiries regarding the risk and history of possible flooding in Hillingdon will a property lawyer in Longford advise on a Fifties property we are intending to purchase?

Your lawyer makes an application for official property environmental searches, which include Longford flood risk information. Additionally your lawyer in Longford may suggest a substantially more detailed flood search. A recent check (24-Oct-12) there were no warnings around the River Colne and Frays River at West Drayton and Stanwell Moor at the River Sowe at Longford including Rowley's Green Lane, Oakley Close, Basford Brook Drive, Bungalow Estate Lady Lane and Longford Bridge areas

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How is Longford contaminated land checked when purchasing a house?

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Longford property could be contaminated by a broad range of natural causes, and factors like proximity to scrap yards will be detailed in an appropriate search. Contamination can be caused by local landfill sites, including Frampton Landfill Site, The Perryway, Gloucestershire, GL2 7PU.

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How much is the council tax on a residential end of terrace Band G property in Longford?

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You will be give information your new house's band within the title report. Up-to-date rates for Longford are set out in detail on the Hillingdon local authority website. At the time of writing, 30 July 2012, rates are:

  • Band A - £946.00
  • Band B - £1,104.00
  • Band C - £1,262.00
  • Band D - £1,420.00
  • Band E - £1,735.00
  • Band F - £2,051.00
  • Band G - £2,366.00
  • Band H - £2,839.00

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When should we instruct a conveyancer in Longford?

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With few exceptions, instructing as early as possible is better, as there are various tasks which may be carried out very early in the process. Instructing a solicitor to handle your Longford conveyancing early for a sale means that documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process, whereas if you are buying your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed.

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What should I be aware of when buying a Longford building in a Hillingdon local authority designated conservation area ?

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Part of the property legal includes carrying out searches of the Hillingdon authority to see conservation area status and the requisite permission for developments. Should no necessary permissions be available, the solicitor will advise you of all options e.g. obtaining an indemnity policy or seeking retrospective consent from Hillingdon planning authority.

 
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