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Conveyancing in Colindale Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/07/17

Colindale area information

Arkley Londn Windmill, RAF Museum Hendon Aviation Museum and Kingsbury St Andrew’s Old Church Churches Conservation Trust are situated in Colindale.

The closest airport to Colindale is Elstree, Hogg Ln Airport (5 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 12 miles, Luton Airport is 21 mile s, London City Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 9 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 13 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 13 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 7 miles, Elstree Airport is 6 miles, White Waltham Airport is 23 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 22 miles and Booker Airport is 24 miles away. The closest station to Colindale is Hendon.

Colindale is about a mile off the M1 junction entry 2 Northbound.

The closest hospital to Colindale is Colindale Kingsbury.

Q.

On the purchase of a £423,000 property, what will be the fees? We need low cost conveyancing in Colindale.

A.

Many solicitors advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional fees are often hiding in the terms of engagement. Costs which are listed in the terms should be fair and only be applied if your solicitor must perform additional tasks for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

Q.

What is the council tax on a Fifties end of terrace house in Colindale?

A.

Frequently the conveyancing report on title should contain the Brent council tax band.

The latest council tax charges for homes in Colindale are published on the Brent local authority site. At the time of writing, 21 November 2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £910.00
  • Band B - £1,062.00
  • Band C - £1,214.00
  • Band D - £1,366.00
  • Band E - £1,669.00
  • Band F - £1,973.00
  • Band G - £2,276.00
  • Band H - £2,731.00

Q.

What designated conservation areas are there in Colindale?

A.

With over 8,000 such areas listed throughout England, the regions near or within Colindale will include numerous areas of conservation. Your lawyer will advise further, in regard to relevant conservation area restrictions in Colindale.

Q.

Which of the Colindale mortgage lender panels are your solicitors on?

A.

We are able to work with many lenders who are Council of Mortgage Lenders-approved. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Colindale, including Express Mortgages & Protection, 25 Hay La, London, NW9 0NH, Saviour Finance, 67 The Ridgeway, London, NW9 0UH, and J D Associates, 60 Crummock Gdns, London, NW9 0DJ.

Q.

Can you confirm how to get out of paying for stamp duty?

A.

Homeward Legal do not recommend any stamp duty reduction. These schemes are often uneconomical and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed. There have been a number of legal initiatives, such as for first-time buyers.

Q.

How much will our conveyancing searches be?

A.

Searches in Colindale ranges in cost, subject to which searches have been ordered. Conveyancing searches are disbursements.

Q.

In about 6 weeks we are going to move out of our terraced building just outside Colindale into our new property in Mill Hill at what point to select a home removal firm?

A.

Homeward Legal will recommend that you hold off until after exchange of contracts as generally an actual moving date will not have been contractually agreed. Frequently home removals firms often charge a cancellation levy . For a local Barnet company A nice man with a van, 7 Springfield Mount, London, NW9 0SS on 0871 221 7615.

Q.

How long on average should I expect it to take my designated conveyancer to finish all of the conveyancing work on a detached building in Colindale?

A.

It can take anywhere between 1 month and 3 months, which can depend on a number of factors like the speed of the seller's conveyancing solicitor, or the number of people in the chain.

Our chosen property lawyers are highly results-orientated, with the aim of completing as promptly as we possibly can.

 
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