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Conveyancing in Loughton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

Local area transport information

Loughton's closest station is Chingford at 3 miles. The nearest airport to Loughton is London City Airport (11 miles s). Luton Airport is 25 miles, London Heliport Airport is 17 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 22 miles, Elstree Airport is 17 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 23 miles and Stansted Airport is 18 miles away.

Drivers are well served with Loughton being well placed with very convenient road access approximately 1.4 miles off the M11 Junction 5 Southbound.

Holly House Buckhurst Hill hospital is relatively close to Loughton.

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How do I get low cost conveyancing in Loughton?

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Many online and high street law firms purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra charges may be added into the terms that unknowing buyers have not reviewed Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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What environmental concerns can affect land in Loughton?

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Land would be contaminated by a range of factors caused by man and by nature, like brine works and hazardous substances in the ground. An environmental search will give more information.

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We are buying a unique maisonette in a Loughton conservation area, where does one locate details about the current standard of repair of the Loughton conservation area?

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English Heritage have produced a list on the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas along with the vulnerability. Conservation areas in Loughton are nominated by the local Epping Forest planning authority, who administer things like what can be demolished to traffic signs.

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Is it necessary to get a chancel search? I am purchasing a Loughton flat conversion on the same street as a vicarage.

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Property owners near to churches are expected to fund repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. A chancel search is used to confirm whether such a liability exists. Your solicitor can provide more details. Loughton church properties include St Gabriel, St John the Baptist, St Mary the Virgin and St Michael & All Angels.

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How much time can I allow for conveyancing legal work require, in your opinion?

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The length of time needed to transact a home can vary. This is influenced by potentially many legal considerations. These could include whether there is a mortgage. 8 to 12 weeks is the average for many firms, we however will, wherever feasible, work towards a six-week timescale.

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I would prefer to complete on the conveyancing on my maisonette very quickly, are Homeward Legal especially fast Loughton solicitors ?

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We believe that our active solicitors adopt a very proactive approach to conducting the conveyancing and title transfer for home sellers We only work with property lawyers who are selected because they work fast and will always attempt to communicate from the start to the end of the buyer and seller chain . Additionally , our expert panel of lawyers are picked because they have invested in the latest online completion technology to exchange on the legal process swiftly.

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How do we work out SDLT and how much will it be on a £670000 house?

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Stamp Duty in Loughton is calculated based on the valuation. Stamp duty will be £26800 on a £670000 house or flat.

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Is a survey required if we are buying a property, irrespective of its condition, in Loughton?

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Homeward Legal strongly recommend that the majority of purchasers in Loughton arrange a property surveyor. Many problems affect a property. These can include cracked roof tiles and cracks in walls, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

 
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