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Conveyancing in Southall Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/07/17

According to the 2011 national census Southall has a residential population of 371,969 spread over an area of 32,850 acres which equals a density of residential population of 11.3 people per acre.

Commuters are well served with Southall being well placed with very good major road access about 2m of the A40M.

Southall's closest train station is Charing Cross. Southall's nearest airport is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 4 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 15 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 14 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away.

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Local points of interest in Southall

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Brixton London Windmill, London National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are close at hand to Southall.

The most convenient hospital to Southall is Royal London Homeopathic.

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We are looking for a company that offers cheap conveyancing in Southall. Will we get a quote or and estimate?

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Many online and high street property lawyers promote cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately additional fees are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms, left unread by preoccupied buyers Any disbursements should be included on your conveyancing quote

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What can searches cost?

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Searches range in cost, subject to which searches have been ordered. They are disbursements paid to a third party, and are charged 'at cost'.

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Do you recommend that I get a chancel search? We are buying a apartment in Southall.

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Owners of property near to a local church may be required to contribute towards the cost of repairs. This is referred to as chancel repair liability. Parochial Church Councils in Southall must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. A solicitor will be able to

advise further. Southall Church of England properties where a chancel search may be appropriate include Christ the Redeemer, Emmanuel, Holy Trinity and St George.

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As a consequence of the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall in the future we are thinking that flood searches may not be exacting enough?

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A diligent conveyancing solicitor in Southall will advise you to include environmental searches (Landmark search) if the first conveyancing searches identifies a risk of flooding in Southall

Sometimes home buyers to also get in touch with a close neighbour for that further peace of mind.

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Are some of the protected Southall conservation areas are in neglected condition?

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The account of the state of repair of conservation areas in Southall is surveyed by English Heritage. The following data are currently available at their website:

Norwood Green with Southall registered as poor with low vulnerability and deteriorating significantly.

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Our local agent has offered a conveyancing solicitor which they often use. Do we need to instruct them?

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Estate agent recommendations are a commonplace way for home buyers to find a solicitor, however, such referrals should be compared to other online or local firms, as an agent may select the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.

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How much is the council tax on a Fifties end of terrace building in Southall?

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Frequently the conveyancing report on title should cover the relevant Ealing council tax band. Up-to-date rates for Southall are detailed online at the Ealing council site. As at (07 June 2012) rates are:

  • Band A - £911.00
  • Band B - £1,063.00
  • Band C - £1,215.00
  • Band D - £1,367.00
  • Band E - £1,670.00
  • Band F - £1,974.00
  • Band G - £2,278.00
  • Band H - £2,733.00

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How many mortgage lenders in Southall do you work with?

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Most lenders in Southall are on our solicitors' panels. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Mortgage Mantra Ltd, 1st Floor/784 Uxbridge Rd, Hayes, UB4 0RS, Bassetts Financial Consultants Ltd, 4 Kingsley Rd, Hounslow, TW3 1NP, and White David Ltd, 61 The Broadway, Greenford, UB6 9PW.

 
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