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Conveyancing in Brent Cross Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/10/17

Buying a house in the Brent Cross area? Relevant local Brent Cross public transport and public service information -

Brent Cross's nearest airport is Elstree, Hogg Ln Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 13 miles, Luton Airport is 22 miles, London City Airport is 13 miles, London Heliport Airport is 8 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 14 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 13 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 8 miles, Elstree Airport is 7 miles, White Waltham Airport is 24 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 20 miles and Booker Airport is 25 miles away. The nearest station to Brent Cross is Hendon.

Brent Cross is close at about 1/2m of Junction 1 Northbound of the M1.

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Local Brent Cross attractions

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Fenton House National Trust , Arkley Londn Windmill, Kingsbury St Andrews Old Church Churches Conservation Trust and RAF Museum Hendon Aviation Museum are around Brent Cross.

The nearest hospital for Brent Cross is Garden.

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We are looking for a company that offers cheap conveyancing. What should be watch out for?

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Numerous solicitors purport to offer cheap conveyancing. Often extra costs are often hiding in the small print that buyers and sellers often do not check. Your Brent Cross conveyancing quote should also state costs to be paid to third parties, such as the local authority, (disbursements). Fees found in terms and conditions ought to be fair. Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

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I am buying in Brent Cross. Can I check if the property is in a designated conservation area?

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These areas conserve regions recorded as being of architectural merit. The benefits of such restrictions include properties can be easier to sell, but they can add to maintenance costs.

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Are costs for obtaining landlord's consent to alterations fees or disbursements?

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It may not be clear if an itemised charge is a fee or a disbursement. These costs are fees not disbursements. Consent can be difficult to arrange, but the fee may be included in your quote.

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What would the cost of the searches in Brent Cross total?

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Brent Cross conveyancing searches ranges in cost. They are paid to a third party.

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What sort of research about the risk of local flooding in Barnet will a Brent Cross lawyer report on for a Regency property I am buying?

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An experienced property conveyancing lawyer will conduct official conveyancing searches that should include Brent Cross flood risk area information. On (10-Jul-12) there were no warnings around the River Brent in the London Borough of Barnet at the The River Brent from Hendon to Brentford including Brent Cross, Tokyngton, Alperton, Greenford and Hanwell

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I am purchasing a rectory in the parish of Greenford. Are we advised to get a chancel search?

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Your property lawyer may suggest a chancel search, regardless of the parish in which the house being purchased is located. Chancel repair has the potential to be charged on new owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have previously chosen not to do so.

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How do I determine more information on the standard of conservation areas in Brent Cross?

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English Heritage have conducted a survey and created records of the condition of conservation areas. Local Brent Cross conservation areas for example paths and footpaths, removal of chimney stacks or vacant buildings are dealt with by the local Barnet planning authority.

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Would you suggest taking precautions to get out of paying out for stamp duty?

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Stamp duty avoidance is not recommended for purchases in Brent Cross, as such schemes are costly and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed .