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Conveyancing in Rise Park Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/04/17

Local key data:

The nearest airport to Rise Park is London City Airport (9 miles). London Heliport Airport is 18 miles, London Airport is 23 miles, Elstree Airport is 22 miles, Rochester Airport is 23 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 20 miles and Stansted Airport is 21 mile away. Gidea Park train station is around a mile from Rise Park.

Queens Romford is the closest hospital to Rise Park.

Q.

How can we ensure our cheap quote is fixed? We need to find affordable conveyancing.

A.

Many solicitors offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional costs can inflate the solicitor's invoice. The quote should, in addition, define any 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.

Does the Rise Park property solicitor apply for any property on the London Sixties end-of-terrace home I am intending to purchase?

A.

If you are obtaining a mortgage the building society of bank insist that at least specific searches, including these searches - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search, and, depending on certain criteria, less common searches, like a Planning and local information.

Q.

Could iron contaminate land in Rise Park?

A.

There are regulations in place to limit topsoil contamination. Data on many contaminants, such as perchlorate and groundwater contamination, will be included in an environmental search.

Q.

Is a deed of covenant a disbursement or a fee?

A.

Unscrupulous firms pass off extra costs as necessary disbursements. It may be unclear if a cost is a fee or disbursement, and whether it should be included. This charge is a fee not a disbursement. It should be included in a quote.

Q.

Having heard about the serious flooding in the UK in April 2012, I am questioning if flood searches won't be sufficient?

A.

The conveyancing solicitor in Rise Park will carry out environmental searches (Landmark search) if the environmental conveyancing searches spots a significant risk of flooding in Rise Park

For more assurance you could always get in touch with a local resident.

Q.

Is there any online published record about the conservation areas in Rise Park?

A.

English Heritage now maintain a detailed list in relation to the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas along with the vulnerability to a decline in standards.

Local Rise Park conservation area matters for instance public spaces, coloured road surfaces or neon signs are police by the local authority (Havering).

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What will the council tax cost on a period Band H flat in Rise Park?

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Your council tax band will typically be reported as part of the conveyancer's title report along with the local council. The latest tax rates for homes in Rise Park are tabled online at the Havering local authority site. On 25 August 2012 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,001.00
  • Band B - £1,168.00
  • Band C - £1,335.00
  • Band D - £1,502.00
  • Band E - £1,836.00
  • Band F - £2,169.00
  • Band G - £2,503.00
  • Band H - £3,004.00

Q.

How much will conveyancing searches be?

A.

With Homeward Legal, clients buying in Rise Park charged at most £249 for a standard search bundle. In Rise Park, the standard bundle of searches included a chancel liability search and a local authority search.

 
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