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Conveyancing in Snaresbrook Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 25/04/17

Drivers are well served with Snaresbrook having very good major road access close at about 1 1/2m of Junction 4 Northbound of the M11.

Snaresbrook's closest airport is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 22 miles, London Heliport Airport is 12 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 24 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 22 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 19 miles, Elstree Airport is 16 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 18 miles and Stansted Airport is 24 miles away. Snaresbrook's closest station is Wood Street at 1 mile s.

Whipps Cross University Walthamstow is the nearest hospital to Snaresbrook.

Q.

There are lots of 'cheap' offers, but how do we find a good one? I am looking for discount conveyancing.

A.

Many law firms advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing, but additional costs will be included in the solicitor's terms. Any fees which are listed in terms of engagement needs to be fair. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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How much is the council tax on a residential semi-detached Band C property in Snaresbrook?

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Ordinarily, the report on title should include the appropriate Redbridge council tax band. Correct rates for homes in Snaresbrook are set out at the Redbridge local authority site. As at, 10 July 2012, rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £935.00
  • Band B - £1,091.00
  • Band C - £1,246.00
  • Band D - £1,402.00
  • Band E - £1,714.00
  • Band F - £2,025.00
  • Band G - £2,337.00
  • Band H - £2,805.00

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Do you work with mortgage lenders with Snaresbrook branches?

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Of lenders with local offices near Snaresbrook, we with all the major companies. Snaresbrook lenders and mortgage specialists include Stonehouse Independent

Mortgage Brokers, 17 Buxton Rd, London, E17 7EH, Raj Property Solutions, 4 Ronnie La, London, E12 5RY, and Keen Hallifax & Associates Ltd, The Unit 391b/Hale End Rd, Woodford Green, IG8 9LS.

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Conveyancers in Snaresbrook do some searches when instructed by a home buyer, what particular searches?

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If buying and obtaining a mortgage a mortgage lender insist that a specified set of searches, including the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search, and occasionally specific searches, which may include a Official Search of whole with priority.

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Will we need a chancel search if we are buying in the parish of Poplar?

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A solicitor responsible for your move is likely to recommend that a chancel search is ordered, regardless of the parish in which the house being purchased is located. Chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on the current owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have not imposed the same liability on the last owners, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.

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How much time can conveyancing legal work generally take?

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For most residential property, the amount of time taken to transfer residential property can vary. This is influenced by numerous considerations. These may include cases where a property has a mortgage. Our solicitors ensure your transaction is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service.

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Will our conveyancing fees take into account any additional fees?

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Homeward Legal do not charge any extra, hidden costs for conveyancing in Snaresbrook. It may be that a separate piece of work is also advised, a lease extension. Any such fees would only be charged once you are aware of the circumstances.

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Is there an authority that has any comprehensive data about the Snaresbrook conservation areas?

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Local Snaresbrook conservation areas e.g. street furniture, side extensions or ugly highway signs are handled by the local authority (Redbridge). English Heritage have created details on the state of conservation areas along with the vulnerability to deterioration.

 
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