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Conveyancing in Brent Cross Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

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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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 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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Is it important that we get a chancel search if we are buying close to a parson's close in Brent Cross?

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Property owners proximate to churches are expected to contribute towards the cost of repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a Brent Cross property, but an indemnity policy may be available to protect the new owners. The solicitor acting on your behalf will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate.

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Does your firm specialise the conveyancing of auction properties in Brent Cross?

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We are very knowledgeable with sellers at auction. Frequently more complicated to convey lots like Sold with defective legal titles, are purchased in auctions and these will want additional. Solicitors therefore advise that bidders formally instruct a local solicitor before the date of the auction to give enough time for a full investigation of the legal documents. Immediately following the day of the auction your experienced lawyer is totally prepared for concluding the transaction within the limited time as conventionally required by the terms if sale.

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What is the council tax on a Fifties semi-detached Band D dwelling in Brent Cross?

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You should be give detail your homes band with the conveyancing report on title. Council tax charges for residents of Brent Cross are set out in detail on the Barnet council website. As of 19 November 2012 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £947.00
  • Band B - £1,104.00
  • Band C - £1,262.00
  • Band D - £1,420.00
  • Band E - £1,735.00
  • Band F - £2,051.00
  • Band G - £2,367.00
  • Band H - £2,840.00

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What average time should it take our conveyancer to conduct all of the conveyancing formalities on a terraced building we want to buy?

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Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere between 1 month and twelve weeks, which can be hampered by any number of things for example the efficiency of the seller's property lawyer, or whether the property is leasehold, Freehold or share of freehold.

Our highly conveyancing solicitors are extremely results-orientated, completing the process in as little time as possible.

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It seems that cobalt soil contamination may be an issue in Brent Cross. Please advise.

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There are legislative rules imposed to manage soil contamination. Metal contamination of soil in Brent Cross is more likely to occur near waste treatment sites. Data on other contaminants, like polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) and groundwater contamination, will also be included in an environmental search.

 
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