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Updated: 21/04/17

Local points of interest in Cricklewood

Fenton House National Trust Kenwood House English Heritage and Kingsbury St Andrew’s Old Church Churches Conservation Trust are easily accessible from Cricklewood.

Cricklewood train station is approximately 1 mile from Cricklewood. Cricklewood's closest airport is Northolt Jet Centre Airport (8 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 12 miles, Luton Airport is 24 miles, London City Airport is 12 miles, London Heliport Airport is 7 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 14 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 9 miles, White Waltham Airport is 24 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 19 miles away.

Cricklewood is nearby at roughly 1 1/2 mile of Junction 1 Northbound of the M1.

The most convenient hospital to Cricklewood is Willesden.


We need to find a lawyer that offers cheap conveyancing, we are on a tight budget.


Both high-street and online solicitors claim to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional costs are frequently hidden in the small print that unknowing buyers have not reviewed Any fees included in terms of engagement ought to be reasonable. A quote for conveyancing in Cricklewood should also state any disbursements to be paid.


What causes Cricklewood conveyancing to take so long?


The conveyancing process can be subject to numerous interruptions or delays. Homeward Legal strive to reduce the impact of these delays wherever it is feasible by chasing for prompt responses.


In respect to the fact that last year was second wettest year since records began we are questioning whether property conveyancing searches won't be thorough enough?

A diligent Cricklewood lawyer will consider carry out conveyancing searches if the initial search spots a significant risk Cricklewood area flood risk

For more history might be able to speak to a local resident.


Is gazumping prevalent in Cricklewood?


Gazumping happens when a house seller accepts an offer and then refuses it in favour of another buyer's offer. There is almost always a risk of being gazumped. Instructing a proactive solicitor as soon as possible is a key first step to reducing this risk.


Does my Cricklewood conveyancer conduct any conveyancing searches on the London Fifties terraced house I am intending to purchase?


When applying for a mortgage lender expects at least specific searches, including the following Local Authority, Drainage Search and Environment Search, and occasionally less common searches, which may include a Contaminated land Search.


What is the council tax on a Thirties converted Band D property in Cricklewood?


You should be give information your new property's band within the conveyancing report on title. Correct rates for Cricklewood are published online at the Barnet council site. At the time of writing, 17 November 2012, rates for all bands 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


Where do we learn more information on the upkeep of Cricklewood and Cricklewood conservation areas?


Local Cricklewood conservation area issues, like public spaces or poorly maintained public spaces are maintain by the local authority (Barnet). English Heritage, a government body, have created a list of the state of repair of conservation areas.


Which mortgage lenders in Cricklewood do you work with?


Of lenders with branches in or near Cricklewood, Homeward Legal work with the majority. Cricklewood lenders and mortgage specialists include Smart Finance, 61 Greenfield Gdns, London, NW2 1HU, and Platinum Group Ltd, Unit 111 Millennium Business Centre/Humber Trading Est/Humbe, London, NW2 6DW.