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Your conveyancer is responsible for handling the legal aspect of your home purchase, but they will also organise essential searches on the home and surrounding area on your behalf. These searches include local authority search and environmental searches, highlighting any floods risks, contaminated or unstable land issues and radon gas levels.
99 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3XD
Bishops Gate Law have many years of combined experience as a team in property law. We specialise in helping you with the legal side of the purchase and sale of a house.
"Excellent service, Kunjal and Kaya were always available to help with my many questions! They always seemed on top of everything and had to do very little asking where we were at. Would definitely use again and highly recommended, they are on the more expensive side but it was worth it for the ease."
Juno Property Lawyers Ltd, 43-51 New North Road, London, N1 6LU
Juno are a team of licensed conveyancers who will help you when you want to buy or sell a house.
"Excellent, highly recommended , professional helpful yes I would use them and recommend them to everyone I know "
Ross Coates Solicitors
Ross Coates Solicitors, Unit 5-7 Alpha Business Park, Ipswich, IP1 5LT
Ross Coates Solicitors have over 25 years providing our professional and trusted residential conveyancing service across Wales and England.
Alexander Grace Law
A G Law, 7 Kestrel Court, Burnley, BB11 5NA
Alexander Grace Law is an award-winning residential conveyancer, winning ESTAS Best Conveyancer in the North West and County in both 2018 and 2019.
"They were on top of matters. The team were always helpful and kept me informed on most issues. The only slight criticism is I found it hard sometimes to actually speak to someone on the phone which may well be a fault of mine as I am not good with online communication but we got through it."
Connect2law, 5 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 2PR
Muve Conveyancers are proud to provide our expert conveyancing service across England and Wales.
"Fathima Nusra and Ann Caldera , were very helpful .There help was invaluable, they pushed and chased to get our completion on time .Thank you "
Moving Direct Property
Suffolk Enterprise Centre, Felaw Maltings, Ipswich, IP2 8SJ
Moving Direct Property can offer an expert and professional conveyancing service all across the UK. We specialise in helping with the sale of a property.
My Home Move Conveyancing
My Home Move Ltd, 5 Barton Close, Leicester, LE19 1SJ
At My Home Move Conveyancing, we understand that buying, selling and remortgaging a house can be a stressful process - that is why we provide professional conveyancing services to make the process clearer, easier and better for every client.
"The positive is that eventually I did get my place. The negatives- Very poor communication, at times I had to take matters into my own hands to get information from one side to another.- I made it very clear what we were doing on the first day, a couple of months in we had to redraft and sign some documents because they hadnt listened on day one.- Fees never given in one go. Id pay when asked and then suddenly theres another one just appeared.- I was homeless for 6-7 weeks because of how things dragged out without any transparency. This especially endangered my medical wellbeing as I couldnt sign up to a GP without a fixed address and have a lifelong chronic illness.The scariest part is that I think this might be a half decent service, so what does that say about the rest?"
Taylor Rose MW
Taylor Rose M W, 69 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5EQ
With a 100 year heritage, Taylor Rose MW are one of the leading law firms in England and Wales.
QC Law Ltd
5th Floor, 29 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3EG
QC Law Ltd specialises in multiple areas of law, including conveyancing and other forms of property law. We are based in Central London and our team of conveyancing solicitors have a combined experience of over 30 years.
16 Prescot Street, London, E1 8AZ
Based in London, Ackroyd Legal are proud to provide their conveyancing services across the whole of the UK. Born from one of the fastest-growing, city-based law firms in recent times, brings together the best of the best.
The conveyancing searches arranged by your solicitor are a crucial part of the house buying process in the UK. These will include useful information and essential details about the home you are looking to buy and the surrounding area. This includes documents and reports held by the local authority, which is Haringey Council.
The cost for these searches will be included in your overall conveyancing fees, which will vary depending on location. In Haringey, the Local Land Charges Search (LLC1) is £25, with the CON29 form costing £102. The cost of a full residential search (LLC1 And CON29) in the borough is £127.
Your report as a result of the LLC1 and CON29 will provide details of any charges or restrictions which could impact the use of the property. This includes tree preservation orders, enforcement notices, planning permissions and financial charges. The search also includes reviewing information with regard to local plans, highways and assets of community value.
The environmental searches arranged by your solicitor can provide information relating to the wider environment including any flood risks in the area, the level of radon gas and any issues regarding ground instability, subsidence and land contamination.
Local Land Charges Search (LLC1)
£25 inc VAT
The LLC1 search informs purchasers of restrictions or charges affecting the use of the property, such as tree preservation orders, enforcement notices, planning permissions and financial charges.
£102 inc VAT
The CON29 provides information on matters such as local plans, highways and assets of community value
£127 inc VAT
LLC1 and CON29 combined.
As part of the environmental searches organised by your solicitor, any potential flooding concerns in the area of Haringey will be investigated. As severe flooding can cause catastrophic damage to residential properties, it is paramount that you are aware of flood risks before you purchase the home.
According to the local council, Haringey is not currently considered to be an area at high risk of flooding. However, it was concluded in Haringey Council’s Flood Risk Management Strategy Report that the borough was at risk from fluvial, sewer and pluvial flooding but not groundwater or tidal flooding. It is the River Lee and its tributaries that pose the risk of fluvial flooding in Haringey, which could potentially impact a large area of the borough.
As a result of these findings, the council have put forward several strategies and plans which include the improvement of flood risk mapping, effective emergency planning and development planning.
Historical there has been flooding around the White Hart Lane area of the borough, significantly in 1965 and again in 1993. This included the White Hart Land Station and properties of The Roundway. Montagu Road also flooded in 1965, with flooding previously reported in the area in 1956.
Ground stability is another important factor that will be reviewed during environmental searches. Ground instability can lead to subsidence, which is a dreaded word for homeowners. This can cause a property to “sink” into the ground beneath it, reducing the value of the home and in extreme cases, making it unsafe to live in.
As a result, it is essential that you thoroughly read the findings in your search report and flag any concerns you may have with your conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible.
Research into ground stability in the UK has found that main cities suffer from higher amounts of subsidence, in part due to the number of high-rise buildings in a relatively small area which adds increasing pressure to the ground. London and its various boroughs are at further risk of ground instability concerns due to the fact that many areas of Greater London have been built on “London Clay”, a natural material that is a type of shrinkable clay and susceptible to changes.
This is supported by a map created by Geobear, identifying subsidence hotspots across the UK. London has particularly high levels of subsidence, although there is less found towards the Northern boroughs. Nevertheless, subsidence is present throughout Haringey according to Geobear’s map and therefore it is essential that you are aware of any potential risks around the home before you proceed with the purchase.
Radon Gas is a colourless and odourless gas that is formed from the radioactive decay of small amounts of uranium that occurs naturally in rocks and soil. It can often go undetected in UK homes and has been linked to serious health issues, including lung cancer in non-smokers.
In response to these concerns, Public Health England has created a heat map of Radon Gas which acts as a visual guide of the levels of Radon Gas across the UK. Levels of Radon Gas in Haringey are notably low and some of the lowest in the country. It is therefore unlikely that this will be flagged as an issue in your search reports.
Nevertheless, with the health risks associated with high levels of Radon Gas, you must ensure you read your search reports thoroughly and question anything you are unsure of. Your conveyancing solicitor can answer any questions you may have and address any concerns regarding the report and its findings.
Across the UK, industrialisation, manufacturing and waste disposal process has left a legacy of land contamination, contaminating the ground with potentially toxic materials such as heavy metals and fuels. These can seep into the land and waterways, causing pollution and contamination which has the potential to be damaging to both humans and the wider environment.
Haringey Council has a duty to maintain a contaminated land register of particulars relating to any action taken on contaminated land. Ferry Lane Housing Estate in Tottenham, the site of a former furniture factory, was extensively investigated in 2005. However, the investigation found that the site was not determined to be contaminated land.
Haringey Council states on their websites that to date no sites have been formally determined as contaminated land in the borough of Haringey.
That said, you will want to be sure that the land in which the house you want to buy resides is not at risk from contamination. Your conveyancing solicitor will organise environemental searches on your behalf which will include a review of records held by Haringey Council. This can shed light on any issues relating to historic land use, planning activity, waste and landfill sites and pollution incidents in the borough.