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Conveyancing in Tower Hill Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/04/17

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.

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Would ordering a building survey be required when purchasing a house in Tower Hill?

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It is advised that all buyers in Tower Hill arrange a surveyor when buying in Tower Hill. Buyers should be aware that there are a range of defects that affect a property, including poor ventilation or chimney defects, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.

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How do I check that a property is in a conservation area?

A.

Conservation areas detail areas of historical merit. You may wish to contact the local authority if you have specific questions, but your solicitor will investigate the impact of conservation areas or other planning restrictions.

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

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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.

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In what ways can my Tower Hill conveyancing solicitor investigate the risk of possible flooding in Tower Hill for a Sixties property we are intending to purchase?

A.

A lawyer will conduct property environmental searches that will include Tower Hill area flood risk data. As an additional measure means that your Tower Hill solicitor may possibly advise a significantly more specialist flood risk search.

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Can you suggest how to avoid paying SDLT rates?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) usually must be paid on property purchases priced at over £125,000. Stamp duty reduction scheme should be treated with extreme caution in Tower Hill, as such schemes are highly expensive and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed and the total stamp duty tax may be payable.

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In the next month we are expecting to move out of our semi detached house in Tower Hill into our new building in Clerkenwell , at what stage to select a home removal company?

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Most conveyancers usually recommend that you hold off organising removals until after exchange of contracts as a home moving date wont have been firmed up. Speak to Home & Office Removers, 66 Parkers Row, London, SE1 2DQ Call: 020 8617 1477.

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Our estate agent in Mildenhall has offered a solicitors firm. Should I instruct this solicitor?

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Both agents and mortgage brokers will often suggest a conveyancing firm. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, some agents may 'recommend' the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.

 
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