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Conveyancing in Pentonville Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

Pentonville travel information:

The closest station to Pentonville is Kings Cross Thameslink, almost 1 mile away and London City Airport is 7 miles from Pentonville. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 16 miles, London Heliport Airport is 6 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 16 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 13 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 15 miles away.

Drivers are well served with Pentonville enjoying good major road access less than three miles of the A40M.

The nearest hospital is Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Kings Cross.

Q.

How do we find a discount conveyancing quote in Pentonville?

A.

Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many homeowners, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many firms claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing'. However additional costs may be added into the terms and conditions. This small print is often not read by homeowners in a hurry. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

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Having read about the Met Office warning of more intense rainfall we are wondering whether property environmental searches may not be thorough enough?

A.

An experienced Pentonville lawyer will recommend that you carry out informative food risk searches (Landmark database search) if the standard search establishes a Pentonville flood risk.

For greater area background it may be sensible to speak to a next door neighbour.

Q.

How many weeks should conveyancing require?

A.

The length of time required to transact a home may vary. This is according to numerous issues including whether it is a leasehold property being

transferred. With Homeward Legal's Pentonville property experts, the matter receives communicative and proactive service, resulting in the fastest possible outcome.

Q.

What is the council tax on a residential converted home in Pentonville?

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Typically the conveyancing report on title should give detail the Islington council tax band. The correct charges for residents of Pentonville are set out on the Islington council website. As at (12/12/2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £846.00
  • Band B - £987.00
  • Band C - £1,128.00
  • Band D - £1,269.00
  • Band E - £1,551.00
  • Band F - £1,832.00
  • Band G - £2,114.00
  • Band H - £2,537.00

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Pentonville?

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Pentonville is located in London Borough of Haringey Council, Civic Centre, High Road, Wood Green, London, N22 8LE, contact: 020 8489 0004

Q.

What are the issues if we buy a converted house in a Islington council designated conservation area ?

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An integral part of conveyancing involves making enquiries of Islington council to ascertain conservation area status and consent for changes. .

Q.

The estate agent we are using in Pratts Bottom has put forward a solicitors firm. Must I instruct this solicitor?

A.

Estate agent recommendations are a not uncommon path whereby buyers get a solicitor, however, such referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, including online or local firms, as the agent may prefer to suggest the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.

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Does your Pentonville solicitor conduct any conveyancing searches on the London forties detached townhouse I want to buy?

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If buying and obtaining a mortgage the lender expects the following Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search, and occasionally specific local Pentonville searches for instance Chancel Repair Liability Search.

 
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