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Conveyancing in Upton Park Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/01/18

Upton Park's closest airport is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 22 miles, London Heliport Airport is 11 miles s, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 23 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 22 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 19 miles, Elstree Airport is 18 miles, Rochester Airport is 24 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away. Upton Park's nearest station is Woodgrange Park.

Motorists are well catered for with Upton Park being well placed with very convenient motorway access within 3 miles of the A102M.

Plaistow, Newham University is the most convenient hospital for Upton Park.

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I need an affordable Upton Park conveyancing quote. What should I check?

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Numerous firms offer supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional fees may be added into the terms and conditions. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

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What makes the purchase conveyancing process in Upton Park to take weeks to complete?

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The legal work needed to sell or purchase a property will occasionally experience delays. We strive to diminish the burden of these delays, where possible, by proactively handling all enquiries. Delays may include waiting for a mortgage offer.

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Are there many designated conservation areas in Upton Park?

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Conservation areas classify local areas of historical merit. The advantages of these restrictions include properties can be easier to sell, but they can make repairs more costly or time-consuming. Your lawyer will be able to provide more details.

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How much is the council tax on a Forties detached house in Upton Park?

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As a rule a conveyancer's title report should include the appropriate Newham council tax band. The latest council tax charges for properties in Upton Park are published at the Newham council site. At the time of writing on 16/09/2012 rates are:

  • Band A - £835.00
  • Band B - £974.00
  • Band C - £1,113.00
  • Band D - £1,252.00
  • Band E - £1,531.00
  • Band F - £1,809.00
  • Band G - £2,087.00
  • Band H - £2,505.00

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I am purchasing a 1920's house, should we have property searches carried out?

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Searches are a bundle of queries performed on behalf of the purchaser, for example a chancel liability search, and will only cover legal-related matters.

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Apparently, lead (Pb) soil contamination may be an issue in Upton Park. Can you advise?

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Soil contamination is carefully monitored. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including acidic compounds and groundwater contaminants like industrial chemicals.

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Please state how to hold off paying stamp duty on a residential property?

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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) usually must be paid on homes over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty mitigation scheme should be treated with extreme caution. These schemes are expensive and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed meaning that the full stamp duty amount, interest and additional fines will be imposed. There have been a number of official schemes, such as disadvantaged area relief.

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My agent has referred the firm of solicitors who they generally use. Do we need to use this solicitor?

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Your Hassocks agent may endorse one or more conveyancing firms. However, if they are paid a referral fee, it may be the case that the agent recommends the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.