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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

Local travel information:

The closest station to Ponders End is Southbury and the nearest airport to Ponders End is London City Airport (11 miles s). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 22 miles, Luton Airport is 22 miles, London Heliport Airport is 14 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 23 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 22 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 17 miles, Elstree Airport is 12 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 22 miles and Stansted Airport is 22 miles away.

Ponders End is close at under 3 miles off the M25 junction entry 25 Westbound.

Nuffield Enfield is the most convenient hospital for Ponders End.


How do I find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors?


Various conveyancers claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional fees will be included in the small print, left unread by preoccupied home owners Any extra charges needs to be fair and reasonable and be applicable if the lawyer must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Your conveyancing quote should list the disbursements to be paid.Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Property environmental searches are computed from past information but when one considers recent events such as the major flooding in the UK in April 2012, are they in fact the ideal way t confirm enough about the ever changing Ponders End flood risk?


Your Ponders End property lawyer should carry out conveyancing and environmental searches if the environmental searches spots a significant risk of flooding in Ponders End

For extra peace of mind you can always speak to a neighbour of the property.


Is a Homebuyer Report advisable when buying a property, irrespective of its condition?


It is firmly advised that purchasers instruct a property surveyor to carry out a survey. It is a fact that there are a range of concerns that will impact a property, which will not be covered by the legal work, including dry rot or flat roof leaks.


How soon should I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Ponders End?


If you use a firm offering a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, the sooner you instruct a firm, the better, as conveyancing involves various tasks which may be carried out immediately. Instructing a conveyancing firm early could mitigate the chance of the transaction aborting.


What sort of research in relation to the risk of a flood around Enfield will a Ponders End conveyancer examine on a residential property we are buying?


An experienced conveyancing solicitor will conduct official environmental searches that incorporate Ponders End flood risk area data. At the time of writing (03/01/13) publication on the UK Environment Agency do not list any flood warnings in Ponders End.


Should we order a chancel search if we plan to purchase in the parish of Finchley?


The Ponders End conveyancing solicitor may suggest a chancel search. Chancel repair can be imposed on the owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners.


How much is the council tax on a Fifties detached Band G property in Ponders End?


Frequently the report on title will give detail the relevant Enfield council tax band.

Correct rates for Ponders End are listed at the Enfield council website. At the time of writing on 13 August 2012 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £938.00
  • Band B - £1,094.00
  • Band C - £1,251.00
  • Band D - £1,407.00
  • Band E - £1,720.00
  • Band F - £2,032.00
  • Band G - £2,345.00
  • Band H - £2,814.00


For a fast completion to buy a £ 498,000 property, what should we do?


Importantly, instructing a proactive solicitor is key a fast conveyancing transaction. Consider the following:

  • Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed.
  • Was there a delay delivering a quote?
  • Do they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?