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Conveyancing in Romford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/04/17

Local information:

As reported in the 2011 national census Romford has a residential population of 516,824 spread over an area of 72,084 acres (29,171 hectares) which equals a density of population of 7.2 people per acre (17.7 per hectare).

Gidea Park train station is almost 2 miles from Romford and London City Airport is 9 miles from Romford. London Heliport Airport is 19 miles, London Airport is 23 miles, Elstree Airport is 22 miles, Rochester Airport is 23 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 21 mile and Stansted Airport is 20 miles away.

Queens Romford is the neighbouring hospital to Romford.

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

A.

Several firms promote theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing', however additional fees are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.

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Is obtaining landlord's consent to assignment of lease passed on at cost?

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All fees and disbursements should be identified on a quote, with any possible extra costs clearly listed. This cost is a fee not a disbursement. It should be included in your quote.

Q.

Environmental searches are ascertained from past information and when you factor in recent events for instance the Met Office warning of more intense rainfall, are they sufficient to check enough about the Romford flood risk area?

A.

A diligent conveyancing solicitor in Romford will advise you to apply for conveyancing searches if the standard searches spots a local Romford flood risk.

You can converse with a local resident for additional further comfort.

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What will the council tax cost for a period Band H apartment in Romford?

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The respective council tax band should in most cases be given within the conveyancing report on title along with the local council Up-to-date rates for residents of Romford are tabled on the Havering council website. As of 26 February 2013 rates are as follows:

  • 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

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Should we employ a conveyancing suggested by our agent?

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It is not uncommon for agents to endorse a conveyancing solicitor. Such referrals must be compared with other local solicitors, or better-value firms found online, as it may be the case that the agent recommends the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.

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Do you work with many lenders with offices in Romford?

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Of lenders with local offices proximate to Romford, Homeward Legal alongside most. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include James Edward Charles, 2 Shaw Cl, Hornchurch, RM11 1FB, Financial Aspects, 29 Tyrells Cl, Upminster, RM14 2QA, and Allerford House, 301-305 Ley St, Ilford, IG1 4BN. Your conveyancing solicitors should be able to provide more information.

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When in the process do you need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor to handle our transaction?

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If you choose a conveyancing solicitor with 'no move, no fee' protection, the earlier in the process you can instruct a conveyancing solicitor, the better, as the legal work can start immediately. Early instruction of a solicitor for a sale allows paperwork can be prepared, even before a buyer is found, whereas if you are buying your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed.

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If Romford contaminated property is found in an environmental search, can we have the soil inexpensively remediated?

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Remediation of contaminated land can often be possible, although it can be expensive. For more details, contact Top Soil & Turf, 2 Pinewood Rd, Havering-Atte-Bower, Romford, RM4 1PH.

 
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