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Conveyancing in Woodford Green Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

Woodford Green is close at about 1/2 mile off the M11 Junction 4 Northbound.

The closest airport to Woodford Green is London City Airport (7 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 24 miles, London Heliport Airport is 14 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 24 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. Woodford Green's closest station is Highams Park.

Ilford, Roding is a nearby hospital.

Q.

How do we find the best conveyancing rates in Woodford Green for a £184,000 house?

A.

Many online and high street firms purport to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Costs included in the solicitor's terms needs to be reasonable. Your Woodford Green conveyancing quote ought to list any disbursements to be paid.

Q.

Which local authority looks after Woodford Green?

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

Q.

What is the council tax on a terraced house in Woodford Green?

A.

Customarily the conveyancing report on title will include the appropriate Redbridge council tax band. Council tax charges for residents of Woodford Green are set out at the Redbridge local authority site. At the time of writing, 24 September 2012, 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

Q.

I am purchasing a property in the parish of Tolleshunt Knights. Will we need a chancel search?

Regardless of the Woodford Green parish you are buying in, the conveyancing solicitor is likely to recommend that a chancel search be ordered. Through some Parochial Church Councils have chosen to impose chancel repairs on the current owners of lay rectorships, there is no guarantee that a parish where dues have not recently been paid will not automatically be the case for future owners.

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The local agent has referred a property lawyer which they often use. Should I instruct them?

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An agent will be able to influence one or more conveyancing firms they refer a lot of work to, and can therefore exert pressure on a slow solicitor to work faster. However, if they are paid a referral fee, the agent may prefer to suggest the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.

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How long may we plan for the conveyancing process generally require?

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The amount of time taken to transact a house does vary. This is influenced by numerous issues. These may include if it is a leasehold property being transferred. With our Woodford Green property specialists, a sale, purchase or transfer of equity is handled quickly, and to the highest standard of service.

Q.

What will the Woodford Green conveyancing lawyer recommend if the property I hope to buy is inside the boundary of a Redbridge planning authority conservation area and turns out to have out of place roof antenna added?

A.

Redbridge council enquiries carried out by your Woodford Green conveyancing solicitor in the process of the conveyancing should check if the property is in a conservation area proof of planning consent for alterations will be required.Should no necessary permissions be in evidence your solicitor will inform you of the best alternative for example seeking cover from an indemnity insurance policy or seeking retrospective permission from the planning authority.

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Is homewardlegal.co.uk set up to handle fast completions on the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Woodford Green?

A.

Our solicitors and licensed conveyancers in Woodford Green do frequently handle the legal work for auction buyers and sellers. We tend to advocate bidders to decide on a SRA regulated conveyancing company in advance of the auction to allow enough time for an investigation of the auction pack.

 
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