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Conveyancing in Moor Park Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/10/17

Local area and health information

The nearest train station to Moor Park is Moor Park. Elstree, Hogg Ln Airport is 5 miles from Moor Park. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 11 miles s, Luton Airport is 18 miles, London City Airport is 23 miles, London Heliport Airport is 16 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 12 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 12 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 6 miles, Elstree Airport is 6 miles, White Waltham Airport is 17 miles and Booker Airport is 16 miles away.

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Local Moor Park attractions

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Croxley Green Herts Windmill, Oxhey Chapel Churches Conservation Trust and Chiltern Open Air Museum are close to Moor Park.

The closest hospital is Bishops Wood Northwood.

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We are looking for a cheap solicitor to own a leasehold house. What should we check?

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Numerous solicitors promote cheap conveyancing. However extra fees can inflate the solicitor's invoice. Any extra fees needs to be fair and come into force only if the lawyer must perform additional tasks for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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Is a home buyers survey required when purchasing any property in Moor Park?

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It is strongly recommended that you arrange a property survey. There are a range of problems that have a negative impact on a property. These can include failed double glazing.

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How much is the council tax on a terraced Band H home in Moor Park?

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You should be contain the houses council tax band within the conveyancer's title report. Up-to-date rates for Moor Park are set out in detail online at the Three Rivers council website. As at (11 June 2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £972.00
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  • Band B - £1,134.00
  • Band C - £1,296.00
  • Band D - £1,458.00
  • Band E - £1,782.00
  • Band F - £2,107.00
  • Band G - £2,431.00
  • Band H - £2,917.00

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Should I instruct a lawyer that works with by my estate agent in Stoke Bishop?

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Many agents in Stoke Bishop have referral deals with solicitors whereby they refer work to them. However, if they are paid a referral fee, some agents may 'recommend' the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best value for you.

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What are the pitfalls if buying a loft conversion in a Three Rivers planning authority conservation area ?

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Part of conveyancing includes making enquiries of Three Rivers planning authority to confirm conservation area status and the requisite permission for any developments. .

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Is gazumping accepted in Moor Park?

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This arises when a owner accepts the first buyer's offer, only to refuse it in favour of a greater offer. This may happen even months into a purchase. There is almost always a chance of being gazumped. To reduce the likelihood of being gazumped, consider instructing a law firm early, and even before acceptance of an offer.

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We are using a Hillingdon lender, and need to know which Moor Park lenders your solicitors work with. Whose panels are you a member of?

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Of lenders with local offices proximate to Moor Park, Homeward Legal work with the vast majority. Moor Park lenders and mortgage specialists include Bristol Mortgage Centre, 140 Whiteladies Rd, Bristol, BS8 2RS, Ice Financial Services Ltd, 187 Mendip Rd, Yatton, Bristol, BS49 4ET, and Mortgage Style Ltd, Elm Tree Farm/Sheepway, Portbury, Bristol, BS20 7TF.

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Can you advise how to avoid paying stamp duty on the property?

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Homeward Legal firmly advise against any form of stamp duty mitigation scheme, because these schemes are often uneconomical and often likely to fail.