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Conveyancing in Wanstead Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/10/17

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.

Q.

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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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.

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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We have a pressing need for fast home moving solicitors in Wanstead - is that your solicitors?

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Truly many property lawyers may be slow which brings a lot of stress to buying and selling.

We only introduce you to expert panel of solicitors which endeavour to communicate by phone and email through the whole of the buyer and seller chain . Additionally our lawyers are picked because they use new CMS systems to complete your house move swiftly.

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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).

Q.

Is a home buyers survey required if we are purchasing a house or flat, regardless of its age?

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Homeward Legal advise that most Wanstead buyers instruct a RICS surveyor. There can be a wide range of concerns which affect a property. These include roof spread, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

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Is it advisable to get a chancel search if I am buying in Wanstead on the same road as a rectory built in the 1500s?

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Potentially amounting to over £100,000 in repair cost obligations, chancel liability should be considered by buyers of Wanstead property likely to be affected. Several sources are used to determine liability in Wanstead, including local maps. Wanstead ecclesiastical properties include Aldersbrook St Gabriel, Christ Church and St Mary.

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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.