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Conveyancing in Oakhill Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/10/17

Local travel information:

Oakhill's nearest train station is Highams Park. London City Airport is 7 miles from Oakhill. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 22 miles, London Heliport Airport is 13 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 24 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 23 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 19 miles, Elstree Airport is 15 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 19 miles and Stansted Airport is 23 miles away.

Drivers are well served with Oakhill situated with very convenient road access very close at 1 1/2 mile off the M11 Junction 4 Northbound.

Holly House Buckhurst Hill is a nearby hospital to Oakhill.

Q.

How do I get fixed rate conveyancing?

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Many solicitors claim to offer cheap conveyancing quotes. However additional charges are often hiding in the terms. Extras which are listed in the terms ought to be reasonable.

Q.

Is an administration fee a disbursement or fee?

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Disbursements and fees should be identified on a quote. This cost is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in a conveyancing quote.

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My husband and I are buying in Oakhill. How do I find out if the building is in a conservation area?

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Conservation areas detail local areas of special architectural or historic interest. A solicitor will discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area and provide more details for conservation areas in Oakhill.

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When do we need to get a solicitor?

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The short answer is, the sooner you instruct a firm, the better, as there are several tasks which may begin

very early in the process. Promptly instructing a solicitor for your Oakhill transaction can limit the risk of your sale or purchase falling though.

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What does my conveyancing searches in Oakhill cost?

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With a Homeward Legal solicitor, conveyancing clients are charged at a maximum £249 for the standard search bundle. Conveyancing searches are paid out to a 3rd party, and are charged at cost.

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If you are purchasing a Oakhill residence on the same street as land owned by the church, is it necessary that I get a chancel search?

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In Oakhill, where land was once owned by a lay rectors, new owners of that property may be obliged to contribute towards the cost of maintenance of a medieval church. Some names or words such as 'glebe' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply. Churches in Oakhill where a chancel search may be appropriate include All Saints.

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With a leasehold flat ready to buy, and no chain, can we guarantee a fast completion in Oakhill?

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The key to moving faster is to use a proactive solicitor. Ask these questions when identifying your conveyancer:

  • Do they use email?
  • Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?
  • Are they 'no move, no fee'? This can incentivise a faster transaction.

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Is there a government body any thorough free record on the Oakhill conservation areas?

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Conservation area matters including what can be demolished or advertising hoardings are handled by the local authority (Waltham Forest).

English Heritage, a government body, maintain details about the state of repair of conservation areas along with the vulnerability of the area.