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Conveyancing in Colindale Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

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 should I be conscious of if we buy a terraced house in a Brent planning authority conservation area ?

A.

An integral part of the property legal involves the application for searches of the local authority to find out conservation area status and the existence of permission for modifications. .

Q.

What are fixtures and fittings?

A.

Commonly, fixtures are fixed items, such as cupboards to floors, walls and ceilings, whereas fixtures are free-standing items, like sofas. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the

last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction, and which can make the completion of a fixtures and fitting form necessary.

Q.

How can we protect ourselves from being gazumped?

A.

The custom of choosing to reject an accepted offer on a home when a higher offer is made by a second buyer is called gazumping. Though gazumping is uncommon when property prices are falling, there is still a risk. You should instruct your solicitor as early as possible to reduce the chance of your transaction being gazumped.

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.

Q.

If we are intending to purchase in the parish of Hammersmith, should we get a chancel search?

A.

Your lawyer may suggest that a chancel search is ordered, whichever parish where the building being bought is located. Through some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have taken the decision to exact chancel repairs on new owners of affected property, it cannot be guaranteed that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will continue to be unaffected.

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Should I select a property solicitor referred by our agent?

A.

Your Rothwell agent will often suggest a law firm. Such referrals must be compared with other local solicitors, or better-value firms found online, as there is a risk that an agent may choose whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the best solicitor for your needs.

Q.

Which factors can contaminate land in Colindale, and are they checked for thoroughly?

A.

Residential property may have been contaminated by numerous natural causes, and an environmental search will confirm if a home may be affected by contaminants in the region including limestone or gypsum quarrying.

 
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