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Conveyancing in Cricklewood Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/07/17

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.

Q.

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

A.

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.

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

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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

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Is it a sensible idea to get out of paying for stamp duty land tax?

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We do not recommend any stamp duty scheme. Such schemes are highly expensive and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed meaning that the full stamp duty amount will then be due.

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Which local authority looks after Cricklewood?

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Cricklewood is located in London Borough of Brent Council, One Stop Service, Town Hall, Forty Lane, Wembley, HA9 9HD, Call: 020 8937 1205

Q.

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

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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.

Q.

Bookshops now have many books all about do it yourself conveyancing such as A Practical Approach to Commercial Conveyancing and Property. Do we necessarily have to use property solicitor in Cricklewood ?

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There is no argument why a buyer cant undertake the legal and technical work without a dedicated property solicitor in Cricklewood. However, a Cricklewood property solicitor carries out a large number of skilled tasks e.g. stock transfer forms and applying for searches many of which are better done by someone with adequate training. Essentially have a go conveyancers might come a cropper relevant cover which every legal practices are liable to be required to carry.

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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?

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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.

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Does your company specialise the conveyancing for auction properties in Cricklewood?

A.

Yes - We are highly knowledgeable with buyers and sellers at auction. Quite often hard to value properties e. g. short lease property, are included at auction which tend to demand extended examination by the property lawyer We therefore recommend that auction buyers choose a CQS conveyancing lawyer prior to the date of the auction for a detailed investigation of the auction legal papers. After the auction day your appointed lawyer is fully prepared for rapidly finishing the transaction within a month as typically required .

 
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