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Conveyancing in Kensal Rise Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 29/04/17

Commuting from Kensal Rise? ;

Drivers are well served with Kensal Rise ideally situated with very convenient major road access very close at roughly 1 1/2 mile of the A40M.

The closest airport to Kensal Rise is Northolt Jet Centre Airport (8 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 11 miles s, Luton Airport is 25 miles, London City Airport is 12 miles, London Heliport Airport is 5 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 13 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 12 miles, Elstree Airport is 10 miles, White Waltham Airport is 24 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 18 miles away. Kensal Rise's closest station is Kensal Rise.

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Kensal Rise attractions and landmarks

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Fenton House National Trust Kingsbury St Andrew’s Old Church Churches Conservation Trust and 7 Hammersmith Terrace Historic Houses Association are near to Kensal Rise.

The closest hospital to Kensal Rise is St Charles Kensington.

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How do I find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Kensal Rise?

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Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned, and many solicitors offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional costs may be added into the solicitor's terms of engagement that buyers often do not check. Additionals included in the small print needs to be fair and reasonable. They only apply in cases where your lawyer is required to complete unexpected extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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Can I confirm that a house is in one of Kensal Rise's conservation areas?

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With over 8,000 areas of conservation in England, the neighbourhoods in or near Kensal Rise include several areas of historic or architectural significance designated as protected. Living in a conservation area can mean an increase in local property values, but the restrictions can make repairs more costly or time-consuming. A conveyancing solicitor will address the consequences of purchasing property in a conservation area.

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Will we need searches for chancel liability? I am purchasing a property on the same road as parsonage land in Kensal Rise.

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In Kensal Rise, where land was once owned by a lay impropriators, new owners of that property may be obliged to contribute towards the

cost of maintenance of specific local church buildings. After the passing of an Act in 2002, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise further. Kensal Rise churches include St Mark's and St Martin.

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How much can the fees for the searches come to?

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The cost of conveyancing searches in Kensal Rise can vary, subject to which searches have been ordered. They are disbursements.

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I have a pressing need for fast solicitors in Kensal Rise, is that Homeward Legals solicitors?

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Our company adopt a very take charge method to completing the conveyancing work. With Homeward Legal, solicitors will communicate up the property chain and that always use new HMRC and Land Registry integrated and technology systems to complete on your move as quickly as possible.

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Does anybody hold any thorough easily accessible data on the standard of Kensal Rise conservation areas?

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Following a campaign, English Heritage have put together a list about the state of repair of conservation areas as well as the trend of the area.

Conservation area concerns for instance private spaces, satellite dishes or ugly parking meters are dealt with by the local Brent planning authority.

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We need to complete this purchase as soon as possible, can we organise a fast conveyancing transaction?

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Experienced buyers will tell you that buying faster is crucial to is to use a proactive and experienced property lawyer. There are various jobs you, as the buyer, can do to accelerate the legal work. These include:

  • requesting status updates from the property lawyer regularly
  • answering any queries raised by the property lawyer as soon as possible
  • arranging your mortgage offer

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What is the council tax on a Fifties semi-detached dwelling in Kensal Rise?

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Conventionally a conveyancer's title report will provide the relevant Brent council tax band.

Correct charges for properties in Kensal Rise are published at the Brent council website. As of 06 August 2012 band rates 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

 
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