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Conveyancing in Kilburn Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

Kilburn points of interest

Fenton House National Trust Kenwood House English Heritage and Kentish Town St Luke Churches Conservation Trust are close at hand to Kilburn.

Commuters are well served with Kilburn being well placed with excellent major road access roughly 1.5m of the A40M.

The nearest airport to Kilburn is Northolt Jet Centre Airport (9 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 13 miles, Luton Airport is 25 miles, London City Airport is 11 miles s, London Heliport Airport is 5 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 14 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 10 miles, White Waltham Airport is 25 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 17 miles away and Kilburn's closest train station is Kilburn High Road.

The nearest hospital is H Of St John & St Elizabeth London.


Can you confirm your cheapest fee for a 344,000 house? I need an affordable Kilburn conveyancing estimate.


Various solicitors claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra fees are frequently hidden in small print. Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on a conveyancing quote Additional costs listed in your solicitor's terms ought to be reasonable and only apply to matters if the solicitor must complete additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


What do we need to be aware of if we acquire a period home in a Camden planning authority designated conservation area ?


An integral part of the conveyancing process includes the application for searches of the local authority to verify conservation area status and consent for alterations. In the absence of any the necessary permissions the solicitor will inform you of all options, which include obtaining from Camden planning authority or an indemnity policy.


In about four weeks we are likely to move from our terraced home in Kilburn into a home in Holborn , at what point to select a removals firm?

Homeward Legal usually encourage home buyers and sellers hold off arranging removals until after contracts have exchanged because an absolute move date wont have been accepted by both parties. Local removals firms include I Move London, 19a Alexandra Rd, London, NW8 0DP Call: 020 7722 2525 or Abbott Removals & Storage Ltd, 51F Rowley Way, London, NW8 0SH Telephone: 020 7624 5980.


Mortgage Agency Services will be our lender, is there anything we need to know?


Purchasers should know that, recently, a number of lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel', potentially creating higher legal costs for purchasers. Homeward Legal will act on behalf of most lenders in the UK to keep legal costs to a minimum.


How much is the council tax on a detached house in Kilburn?


In most cases the conveyancer's title report will give the Camden council tax band. The latest council tax rates for properties in Kilburn are detailed on the Camden local authority website. As of 29/11/2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £886.00
  • Band B - £1,033.00
  • Band C - £1,181.00
  • Band D - £1,328.00
  • Band E - £1,624.00
  • Band F - £1,919.00
  • Band G - £2,214.00
  • Band H - £2,657.00


We are intending to buy a restored chapel in Grinton. Are we advised to get a chancel search?


The lawyer may suggest a chancel search. Through some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have taken the decision to exact chancel repairs on the current owners, a conveyancing solicitor cannot verify that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will not automatically be the case for future owners.


What type of enquiries in respect to the potential risk of possible flooding in Camden will my lawyer in Kilburn report on a Sixties property I am hoping to buy?


A solicitor makes an application for standard conveyancing and environmental searches, which include Kilburn area flood risk data. A recent check (24-Dec-12) there were no warnings around the Bottle Brook at Lower Kilburn and Coxbench at the Bottle Brook and tributaries from Denby to the River Derwent at Little Eaton


Which local factors can affect land in Kilburn. Are these checked for comprehensively?


A range of contaminants can affect Kilburn property, like hazardous substances in the ground or proximity to waste sites. An environmental search can provide much more clarity.