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Conveyancing in Woodford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

The nearest airport to Woodford is London City Airport (7 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 23 miles, London Heliport Airport is 13 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 23 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 20 miles, Elstree Airport is 16 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 19 miles and Stansted Airport is 22 miles away. Highams Park train station is almost a mile from Woodford.

Motorists are well served with Woodford enjoying very good major road access inside a miles off the M11 Junction 4 Northbound.

Ilford, Roding is the nearest hospital for Woodford.

Q.

I am looking for the cheapest conveyancing quote. because we are on a limited budget.

A.

Both high-street and online firms offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional fees will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement which homeowners may have not read carefully Feeswhich are listed in terms and conditions needs to be fair and clearly defined and only apply in cases where the solicitor must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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In 3 months we are shortly going to be moving out of our semi detached house near Woodford to a bigger building in Hainault , at what stage to book a removal company?

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We would usually recommend that sellers delay organising removals until such time as exchange of contracts because it is likely that an absolute date will not have been confirmed. Local firms include All Moves, 13 Knighton Dr, Woodford Green, IG8 0NY Call: 020 8220 7271.

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What is the council tax on a period mid-terrace house in Woodford?

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Typically a conveyancing report on title should cover the Redbridge council tax band. The latest tax rates for Woodford are published at the Redbridge council site. At the time of writing, 24 October 2012, rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £935.00
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  • 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 your firm deal with the conveyancing of auction properties in Woodford?

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Our firm is able to act on property auction protocols. Our panel of conveyancing lawyers have in the past been instructed by numerous buyers and sellers at local Woodford property auctions such as Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Canny buyers at auction know to get a CQS solicitors practice as ahead of time as possible to allow sufficient time for a detailed report of the legal pack in advance of the day of bidding. Q.

Will I need a chancel search? We are buying a apartment in Woodford.

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The judgement in Aston Cantlow (PCC) v Wallbank in 2003 confirmed that chancel repair liability could be enforced. Several sources are used to determine liability in Woodford, including county histories. Woodford church lands where a chancel search may be necessary include All Saints, Christ Church and St Mary the Virgin.

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Which of the mortgage lender panels in Woodford are you on?

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Of lenders with branches nearby Woodford, Homeward Legal work with all the major companies. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Burridge.Eu, 539 High Rd, Woodford Green, IG8 0RA, Instant Mortgages Ltd, 376 High Rd, Woodford Green, IG8 0XQ, and Keen Hallifax & Associates Ltd, The Unit 391b/Hale End Rd, Woodford Green, IG8 9LS.

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Myself and my partner are purchasing a building in Woodford. Can we confirm that the building is in a designated conservation area?

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Areas deemed to be of 'special architectural and historic interest', such as 19th century suburbs, will be designated as areas of conservation. Living in a conservation area can mean preservation of an area's historic charm, but the restrictions create additional maintenance and repair responsibilities. A conveyancing solicitor will address the impact buying in a conservation area may have.

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Is the SDLT fee a fee or a disbursement?

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It may be unclear whether a cost is a disbursement or fee. This charge is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in a quote for your conveyancing.

 
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