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Conveyancing in Tower Hill Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/07/17

Things to do in Tower Hill

George Inn National Trust , Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse, Tate Modern Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are near to Tower Hill.

Commuters are well served with Tower Hill being well placed with very convenient road access close at less than 3 miles of the A102M.

Fenchurch Street train station is about 1 mile from Tower Hill and Tower Hill's nearest airport is London City Airport (5 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 17 miles, London Heliport Airport is 6 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 18 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 17 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 15 miles, Elstree Airport is 15 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away.

The nearest hospital is London Bridge.

Q.

How do we identify a genuinely cheap fee? I am looking for affordable conveyancing.

A.

Various firms offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra costs are frequently hidden in the terms, left unread by preoccupied homeowners Any extra costs found in the small print needs to be reasonable. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

Apparently, cobalt (Co) soil contamination may be an issue in Tower Hill. Can you advise?

A.

Soil contamination is closed monitored. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including groundwater contaminants like household chemicals and ammonia.

Q.

For what reason does Tower Hill property legal work require so much time and effort?

A.

The conveyancing process could be exposed to significant delays. Homeward Legal understand how frustrating these are and strive to minimise the consequences of these delays, where possible,.

Q.

My mortgage lender will be Topaz Finance - is there anything I need to check?

A.

Buyers should know that some lenders have decreased the number of firms on their approved panel, resulting in increased legal costs for purchasers if a second solicitor is required by their lender. We will act for many lenders.

Q.

Conveyancing searches (environmental) are standard procedure but with recent events such as the fact that last year was second wettest year since records began are they sufficient to advise on sufficient information about the ever changing Tower Hill flood risk?

A.

Conveyancing searches carried out by your Tower Hill conveyancing solicitor should include a far more informative search (Landmark) if it is felt necessary.

If you are still concerned try to contact a close neighbour.

Q.

Do you have fast solicitors that conduct the conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Tower Hill?

A.

Our recommended conveyancing solicitors often carry out work for buyers at auction. We consistently advise buyers to formally instruct a local lawyer prior to the actual auction for a detailed investigation of the auction legal pack,

Following the day of the auction a prepared lawyer has to be focused on speedily finish the legal process in under the 28 day time frame as conventionally required by the conditions of sale.

Q.

Is it recommended to get a chancel liability search? We are purchasing on the same road as a parson's close in Tower Hill.

A.

In Tower Hill, where land was once owned by a lay impropriators, new owners of that property may be obliged to subsidise upkeep of a medieval church. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Tower Hill Parochial Church Council enforce liability.

Q.

Does 'fixtures and fittings' include things like plugs and sockets?

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House purchasers are often frustrated by confusion over what fixtures and fittings ought to be included. This may not considered until it is too late, making the completion and approval of a comprehensive fixtures and fittings form so important.

 
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