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Conveyancing in New Covent Garden Q & A's

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Updated: 23/07/17

Local points of interest in New Covent Garden

Brixton London Windmill, Imperial War Museum Aviation Museum and Jewel Tower English Heritage are close at hand to New Covent Garden.

Wandsworth Road train station is approximately 1 mile from New Covent Garden and the closest airport to New Covent Garden is London City Airport (8 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 14 miles, London Heliport Airport is 2 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 16 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 22 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 14 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 15 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 13 miles away.

The closest hospital for New Covent Garden is Gordon Pimlico.

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What are the best rates for conveyancing for a £742k house?

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Numerous solicitors claim to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However extra fees will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. These terms are often ignored by excited buyers, eager to get underway. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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The agent has named the law firm who they generally use. Should I instruct this solicitor?

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Many estate agents have arrangements with solicitors whereby they refer conveyancing work to them. Such referrals should be compared against alternatives, as the agent may recommend the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.

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Has soil in New Covent Garden been contaminated by tin (Sn)?

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Though the dangers are usually minor, where substances causing significant pollution of surface waters or groundwater are found the land will be defined as 'contaminated'. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including ammonia.

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I am planning to sell my house and have a quote from you. May we be charged any hidden charges?

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We do not charge any extra, hidden fees. Our quotes offer an single, accurate fee the legal expenses for your transaction.

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How much does our searches be?

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With Homeward Legal's conveyancing service, New Covent Garden conveyancing clients are charged at most £249 for New Covent Garden searches. Searches are charged at cost.

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Is there any information about the conservation areas in New Covent Garden?

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Conservation areas in New Covent Garden including building materials, non sympathetic doors or ugly shop fronts are overseen by the local authority (Wandsworth). English Heritage, a government body, now maintain a list in relation to the condition of conservation areas in Wandsworth and throughout England as well as the vulnerability.

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Property environmental searches are all well and good but considering recent events for example the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall in the future are they the best way to verify enough about the changing risk of flooding in New Covent Garden?

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The New Covent Garden property solicitor will carry out environmental searches if the initial conveyancing searches identifies a significant risk New Covent Garden flood risk.

For added assurance you could also try to contact a close neighbour.

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Does Homeward Legal handle the legal conveyancing of auction properties in New Covent Garden?

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Our company is accustomed to working with residential property auction conveyancing. It is not unusual for specialist properties for example un-mortgageable properties are listed in auctions which tend to necessitate further legwork. Homeward Legal therefore recommend that bidders decide on a lawyer well in advance of the actual auction to allow sufficient time for an investigation of the legal papers.

Thereafter, following the actual auction a lawyer must be focused on rapidly finish the transaction in less than 28 days as conventionally required by the terms of sale.

 
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