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Conveyancing in Wanstead Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 28/04/17

Drivers are well served with Wanstead situated with very good motorway access very close at within a couple of miles off the M11 Junction 4 Northbound.

The closest airport to Wanstead is London City Airport (5 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 22 miles, London Heliport Airport is 12 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 24 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 22 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 19 miles, Elstree Airport is 16 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 17 miles and Stansted Airport is 24 miles away and Wanstead's closest train station is Leytonstone High Road.

Whipps Cross University Walthamstow is a nearby hospital to Wanstead.

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I need a discount conveyancing estimate. What are the risks?

A.

Various firms claim to offer cheap conveyancing, but additional fees are frequently hidden in small print which buyers may have not read carefully Extra fees listed in your solicitor's terms needs to be reasonable. They come into force only if your conveyancer is required to complete unexpected extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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I have taken out a conveyancing quote from you. May there be any hidden charges?

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No. Our solicitors do not charge any hidden extra costs. Our conveyancing quotes offer an single, accurate price the legal expenses for your sale or purchase.

Q.

How much is the council tax on a residential mid-terrace property in Wanstead?

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Commonly, a title report should include the relevant Redbridge council tax band. The correct rates for residents of Wanstead are published on the Redbridge council website. Currently (14 January 2013) band rates are:

  • Band A - £935.00
  • Band B - £1,091.00
  • Band C - £1,246.00
  • Band D - £1,402.00
  • Band E - £1,714.00
  • Band F - £2,025.00
  • Band G - £2,337.00
  • Band H - £2,805.00

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Does Homeward Legal do the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Wanstead?

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Yes - Our firm is able to act for bidders at auction. Typically unusual auction lots for example Sold with defective legal

titles, are bought in property auctions which tend to will want extra legwork by the conveyancing lawyer. We therefore strongly advocate that buyers appoint the conveyancing firm in advance of the property auction so there is time for a detailed report of the legal papers.

Immediately following the auction day itself, your conveyancing lawyer should be fully prepared to carry out the transaction in under 28 days as usually required by the standard auction conditions.

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Which local authority is responsible for Wanstead?

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Wanstead is located in London Borough of Redbridge Council, PO Box No2, Town Hall, 128- 142 High Road, Essex, IG1 1DD, contact: 020 8554 5000

Q.

What type of due diligence as respects the potential risk of flooding to properties in Redbridge will a Wanstead solicitor check?

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An important step in the legal procedure of buying a property involves a conveyancing solicitor applying for environmental searches that give you detail about the potential Wanstead flood risk area. A substantially more specialist flood search, such as the Homecheck search, could be proposed by a property lawyer in Wanstead, if in the event that the enviro. search show a potential flood risk to the property. At the time of writing (09-Mar-10) there were no warnings around the at the The River Roding in Redbridge including Woodford, Wanstead and Ilford

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Wanstead property solicitors apply for a number of searches when instructed by a purchase client - which actual searches?

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If purchasing and getting a mortgage the building society of bank expects at least - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search and Environment Search, as well as any area-specific searches for instance Land charge Search (bankruptcy only).

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What issues are important to organise a fast conveyancing process?

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As is often reported, instructing a proactive solicitor is the key to fast Wanstead conveyancing. Ask these questions when identifying your conveyancer:

  • Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?
  • Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication?
  • Do they offer 'no move, no fee' protection? This can incentivise a faster transaction.

 
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