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Conveyancing in Piccadilly Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

Piccadilly area information

Brixton London Windmill, Apsley House English Heritage and Jewel Tower English Heritage are in the vicinity of Piccadilly.

Drivers are well served with Piccadilly situated with very convenient motorway access roughly 1 1/2 mile of the A40M.

Piccadilly's nearest train station is London Victoria. The closest airport to Piccadilly is London City Airport (8 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 14 miles, London Heliport Airport is 3 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 15 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 14 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 12 miles, Elstree Airport is 13 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 15 miles away.

The neighbouring hospital for Piccadilly is Welbeck London.

Q.

Are additional fees applied? We are trying to find fixed rate Piccadilly conveyancing.

A.

Numerous solicitors promote cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional fees will be included in small print. Excited sellers and buyers, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. Any disbursements ought to be listed on your conveyancing quote

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What causes conveyancing for a Piccadilly property sale to require months?

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Conveyancing could be drawn out. We appreciate how difficult it can be to face these and do our best to reduce the cost of these delays whenever feasible.

Q.

The local agent has suggested the conveyancing who they generally use. Is it a good idea to use this firm?

Agent referrals are a common practice route for buyers to find a solicitor, however, these referrals should be compared to other online or local firms, as an agent may select the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.

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Would acquiring a house survey be required when purchasing residential property in Piccadilly?

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It is heavily suggested that the majority of purchasers in Piccadilly arrange a survey. It is a fact that there are a range of defects that can affect a property. These include corrosion of pipework. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.

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Which local authority looks after Piccadilly?

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Piccadilly is located in Westminster City Council, PO Box 240, Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP, Call:

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If we plan to purchase near Piccadilly, in the parish of Islington Holy Trinity, do we need a chancel search?

A.

Whichever Piccadilly parish you are purchasing in, a lawyer is likely to recommend a chancel search. Chancel repair dues can be collected on current owners of a residence where church councils have previously chosen not to do so. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.

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I am buying a £117k, how is stamp duty determined?

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The Stamp Duty that is payable is based on the purchase price of the property. For a property purchased for £117k, SDLT is £0.

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Is there any comprehensive easily accessible data about the conservation areas in Piccadilly?

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Following a campaign, English Heritage now maintain details of the condition of conservation areas as well as the trend. Local Piccadilly conservation area matters for instance private spaces, removal of chimney stacks or vacant buildings etc. are regulated by the local authority (Westminster).

 
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