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Conveyancing in Swiss Cottage Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

The nearest airport to Swiss Cottage is Elstree, Hogg Ln Airport (10 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 13 miles, Luton Airport is 25 miles, London City Airport is 10 miles, London Heliport Airport is 6 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 15 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 14 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 10 miles, Elstree Airport is 10 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 17 miles away. The nearest station to Swiss Cottage is South Hampstead, almost a mile away.

Motorists are well catered for with Swiss Cottage ideally situated with very good motorway access around a mile and a half of the A40M.

H Of St John & St Elizabeth London is the neighbouring hospital to Swiss Cottage.

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Although there are lots of £99 fixed quotes online, how do we find a reputable one? We need to find fixed rate conveyancing.

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Numerous conveyancers offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However additional costs may increase your final invoice. Additional fees ought to be fair and reasonable.

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Do fixtures and fittings include things like chairs?

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Commonly, there is not a legal definition of 'fixtures and fittings'. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction, and this makes the completion of a fixtures and fittings form essential.

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Is it reasonable to enact the legal conveyancing process on my own.

In theory, there is no argument why a seller shouldn't carry out the conveyancing yourself.

That said, a conveyancing solicitor is familiar with a long list of actions including chasing completion statements and notifying parties of completion which need a qualified solicitor. Nevertheless firms and their solicitors are obliged to obtain suitable insurance that ultimately protects you from any omissions.

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What sort of analysis in respect to the risk of a flood in Camden will my solicitor in Swiss Cottage scrutinise for an Edwardian property I am intending to buy?

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A qualified property conveyancing lawyer conducts standard conveyancing and environmental searches that incorporate Swiss Cottage area flood risk data.

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Do I need to opt for the property solicitor suggested by our estate agent in Horfield?

A.

Estate agent recommendations are a commonplace path whereby buyers get a solicitor. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, it may be the case that the agent recommends the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.

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We are buying on a Swiss Cottage brownfield site. Can the topsoil still be contaminated?

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Soil contamination is tested regularly. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Swiss Cottage, including local authorities.

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Which local authority is responsible for Swiss Cottage?

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Swiss Cottage is located in Portsmouth City Council, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2BG, phone: 023 9282 2251

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Is a home buyers survey necessary when purchasing a property?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors recommend that purchasers in Swiss Cottage order a survey when purchasing in Swiss Cottage. Many defects can negatively affect a property, which include unsafe chimney circulation. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

 
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