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Updated: 20/10/16

West Hampstead attractions and landmarks

Fenton House National Trust Kenwood House English Heritage and Kentish Town St Luke Churches Conservation Trust are close to West Hampstead.

Drivers are well served with West Hampstead having very good motorway access nearby at approximately 2 miles of the A40M.

Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 9 miles from West Hampstead. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 13 miles, Luton Airport is 25 miles, London City Airport is 11 miles s, London Heliport Airport is 6 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 14 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 10 miles, White Waltham Airport is 25 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 18 miles away. West Hampstead's closest train station is West Hampstead.

The neighbouring hospital for West Hampstead is Royal Free Hampstead.


I am trying to find a property solicitor that offers cheap conveyancing. What is included?


Both high-street and online law firms purport to offer cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra fees are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement, left unregarded by busy home owners Extra charges listed in terms and conditions ought to be fair and come into force only if the lawyer must perform additional tasks , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.


If I buy a book about DIY conveyancing when buying a home - Is it a false economy to take care of legal conveyancing process on our own?


Theoretically speaking there is absolutely no reason why you should not do the conveyancing yourself. The truth is however that a solicitor in West Hampstead juggles a huge number of skilled tasks such as chasing outstanding papers and the Land Registry formalities which need training. Despite that legal practices must take out indemnity cover in order to protect you from any oversights made by the lawyer.


How do I hold off paying for SDLT?


Stamp duty reduction is not recommended, because these schemes are often uneconomical and unreliable.


We are interested in purchasing in West Hampstead. How can we check that the building is in a designated conservation area?


These areas recognise streets and neighbourhoods of historical merit. The local council will advise further about local conservation areas, and the lawyer handling your purchase should discuss what specific restrictions are in place.


Does the solicitor in West Hampstead get any conveyancing searches on the London period detached flat I am purchasing


If obtaining a mortgage a mortgage lender requires you to a solicitor to get particular searches, including these searches - Local Authority, Drainage Search and Environmental, and possibly less common searches, which may include a Land Charges Search (K15).


Is there a government body any thorough online data the status of conservation areas in West Hampstead?


English Heritage, a government body, keep details on the condition of conservation areas along with the vulnerability to getting worse. Conservation area matters including public spaces or ugly parking meters etc. are police by Camden.


How much is the council tax on a Fifties converted property in West Hampstead?


Usually the conveyancer's title report should include the relevant Camden council tax band. Correct rates for West Hampstead are set out in detail on the Camden council site. Currently (08/11/2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £886.00
  • Band B - £1,033.00
  • Band C - £1,181.00
  • Band D - £1,328.00
  • Band E - £1,624.00
  • Band F - £1,919.00
  • Band G - £2,214.00
  • Band H - £2,657.00


In respect of the Met Office warning of more intense rainfall, I am asking whether flood searches won't be sufficient?


The West Hampstead conveyancing solicitor will suggest that you carry out environmental searches if the environmental conveyancing searches flag up a significant risk of flooding in West Hampstead

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