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Conveyancing in Brentford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

Brentford attractions

Osterley Park National Trust , Wimbledon London Windmill, Chiswick House English Heritage and Marble Hill House English Heritage are in the vicinity of Brentford.

The nearest airport to Brentford is Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport (6 miles). London City Airport is 16 miles, London Heliport Airport is 6 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 8 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 7 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 7 miles, Elstree Airport is 12 miles, White Waltham Airport is 20 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 18 miles and Booker Airport is 23 miles away and the nearest station to Brentford is Brentford.

Brentford is inside 1 mile off the M4 junction entry 2 Westbound.

The closest hospital is West London Brentford.

Q.

How do we find fixed rate conveyancing in Brentford?

A.

Many solicitors promote cheap conveyancing. Often extra fees will be included in the small print. Your Brentford conveyancing quote should also state any disbursements to be paid. Any fees included in terms and conditions ought to be reasonable and only apply to matters if your solicitor is required to complete unexpected extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

Q.

Does your solicitors company handle the conveyancing of auction properties in Brentford?

A.

Yes - Our firm is used to working with property auction conveyancing. Often hard to value houses such as development land, are included in auctions which want supplementary review. Solicitors therefore advise bidders to formally instruct their solicitor in advance of the property auction date to allow adequate time for a detailed review of the lot.

After the actual auction your experienced lawyer is wholly geared up to concluding the purchase in the usual 28 days as required .

Q.

We are buying on a recently-developed former industrial site. Can the soil still be contaminated?

A.

Some metal contamination may have occurred throughout Brentford, but some extreme cases may be deemed an unsafe risk. The local authority for Brentford will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.

Q.

As a consequence of the serious flooding in the UK in April 2012 I am asking whether property conveyancing searches aren't detailed enough?

A.

A competent property solicitor in Brentford should carry out in depth food risk searches if the environmental search determines a significant risk.

For extra peace of mind you can always get in touch with a neighbour.

Q.

Myself and my partner are purchasing in Brentford. Are there any areas of conservation in the area?

A.

Conservation areas detail neighbourhoods of historical or architectural value. The local council will provide more details about local areas of conservation, and the lawyer handling your purchase should discuss what specific restrictions are in place.

Q.

In Brentford, are there companies of contaminated topsoil remediation?

A.

Remediation of contaminated land can often be possible, but it can be costly, local government is usually responsible. Speak to Clearaway, 25 Hornbeam Cr, Brentford, TW8 8NF for more details.

Q.

What is the council tax on a converted dwelling in Brentford?

A.

Commonly, a conveyancer's title report should give information the relevant Hounslow council tax band.

The correct rates for residents of Brentford are tabled on the Hounslow council site. Currently, 20 November 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £932.00
  • Band B - £1,087.00
  • Band C - £1,242.00
  • Band D - £1,397.00
  • Band E - £1,708.00
  • Band F - £2,018.00
  • Band G - £2,329.00
  • Band H - £2,795.00

Q.

Our lender will be Beverley Building Society - is there anything I need to consider?

A.

When arranging a mortgage, a mortgage provider will need legal work to be undertaken in relation to the mortgage. Some lenders have reduced the number of firms able to act for them. Homeward Legal are able to act for many lenders so that you will not be required to pay legal costs to your lender's solicitor.

 
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