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Conveyancing in Ponders End Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/04/17

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.

Q.

How do I find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors?

A.

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.

Q.

It seems that copper soil contamination may be an issue in Ponders End. Please advise.

A.

Ponders End industry and natural causes can cause top-soil contamination. Also considering issues such as water contaminants such as sewage and industrial storage, contaminants affecting Ponders End property will be factored into an environmental search.

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

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?

A.

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.

Q.

How do we get out of paying for SDLT?

A.

Stamp Duty Land Tax is usually payable on property over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty reduction must be treated with caution by purchasers in Ponders End, as such schemes are costly and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed . There have been a small number of government-sponsored schemes, such as relief for buyers in 'disadvantaged areas'. A conveyancing solicitor should confirm whether you are eligible.

Q.

We are buying in Ponders End. How do I verify that the residence is in a designated conservation area?

A.

The regions near or within Ponders End will include a number of areas of 'special architectural and historic interest' defined as conservation areas. Your conveyancing solicitor will be able to provide more details and discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area, regarding specific conservation areas in Ponders End.

Q.

Our agent has offered a conveyancing solicitor. Must I use them?

A.

Agent referrals are a common practice way to find a solicitor. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, it may be the case that the agent recommends the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.

Q.

We are going to be finally moving from our period building in Ponders End into a new house in Forty Hill , what is the optimum stage to instruct a removal company?

A.

We tend to encourage house movers hold off booking a removals company until such time as exchange of contracts as prior to this generally an absolute moving date will not have been set. Local removals companies include MAB Moving, 43 Magnetic Cr, Enfield, EN3 7FH on 07956 284405 or Oceanair International Movers Ltd, 59 Lockfield Av, Enfield, EN3 7PY Phone: 020 8805 1221.

 
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