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Conveyancing in Ponders End Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/10/17

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.

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How do I find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors?

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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.

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

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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.

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There are a lot of books about DIY conveyancing when buying and selling a home. Might it be prudent to carry out the legal work ourselves?

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There are absolutely no arguments why a home buyer cant go down that route and conduct bulk of the your own conveyancing without the help of Ponders End conveyancer.

In reality however, a property solicitor juggles a huge array of actions including chasing any missing replies/clarifications to enquiries or handling retentions

most of which are better done by someone with a skilled professional. Above all else do it yourself conveyancers will not have relevant cover that all solicitors firms are under a duty to obtain.

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Which local authority is responsible for Ponders End?

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Ponders End is located in London Borough of Enfield Council, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XY, phone: 020 8379 1001

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Where do I determine more information about the conservation areas in Ponders End and Ponders End?

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Local conservation areas, for instance upkeep of paths, removal of front gardens for parking or excessive road signs are managed by the local authority (Enfield). English Heritage, a government body, have put together details about the state of conservation areas in Ponders End and throughout England in addition to the exposure to getting worse.

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

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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?

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Do I need to get a chancel search? We are buying near parish grounds in Ponders End.

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Property owners in Ponders End may be subject to chancel repair liability. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Ponders End Parochial Church Council enforce liability. Ponders End ecclesiastical properties include St Matthew and St Matthew's.

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Will a solicitor in Ponders End order any searches on the London thirties detached home I am buying?

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When you are getting a mortgage a mortgage lender mandates a solicitor to get at least the following for Ponders End: Local Authority (council), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental, and occasionally special local Ponders End searches e.g. a Company Searches.