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Conveyancing in Greenford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

Living in Greenford? ;

The closest airport to Greenford is Northolt Jet Centre Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 7 miles, Luton Airport is 24 miles, London City Airport is 18 miles, London Heliport Airport is 9 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 8 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 7 miles, Elstree Airport is 9 miles, White Waltham Airport is 19 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 22 miles and Booker Airport is 21 mile away. The closest train station to Greenford is South Greenford.

Ealing Southall is a relatively close hospital.

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How do we get affordable conveyancing in Greenford?

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Several conveyancers offer supposedly cheap conveyancing. Often extra costs will be included in the solicitor's terms. Any charges needs to be fair. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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My agent has named the property solicitor. Do we need to instruct this solicitor?

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If you choose a conveyancer referred through this route, you your agent may be able to exert pressure on a slow solicitor to work faster, however, these referrals need to be considered carefully, as it may be the case that the agent recommends the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.

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We have a found a leasehold property to buy. How do we arrange fast legal work?

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Key to a fast transaction is to use a proactive conveyancer. Additionally, there are a range of things you as the purchaser can also do to get moving sooner. These include:

  • quickly completing and return any forms
  • organising your finances
  • calling or emailing your conveyancer, and chase them if you suspect any delays

Q.

Is a drainage search a disbursement or fee?

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Unscrupulous firms frequently hide extra costs as necessary disbursements. It is not always clear if a cost is a fee or disbursement, and whether it should be included. This charge,e.g., is a disbursement not a fee, and is passed on at cost.

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How is Greenford contaminated land investigated?

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Greenford property will be contaminated by many natural causes, such as pollution incidents or proximity to waste sites. An environmental search can give more clarity.

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My partner and I are purchasing in Greenford. How do I verify that the building is in a designated conservation area?

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With around 9,000 conservation areas across the country, the local areas in or near Greenford include numerous areas of architectural or historic interest recognised as protected. These restrictions can result in the buyer inheriting liability of unauthorised changes, but the benefits include protection against unsympathetic development.

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What are our options if we buy a property within the boundary of a Ealing planning authority conservation area ?

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An integral part of the due diligence for buyers involves procurement of searches of the local authority to find out conservation area status and the existence of permission for any modifications. If no local authority consents be produced, your Greenford conveyancer will advise you of the best alternative for example seeking cover from an indemnity policy or getting retrospective approval from Brent planning authority.

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Do you work with lenders with Greenford offices?

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The Homeward Legal group are able to work with all the major lenders serving home purchasers in Greenford. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include White David Ltd, 61 The Broadway, Greenford, UB6 9PW, and Xara Estate & Mortgage Service, 8 Ruislip Rd, Greenford, UB6 9QN.

 
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