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Conveyancing in Kilburn Park Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/10/17

Local area travel information

The closest station to Kilburn Park is Kilburn High Road, about a mile away. The closest airport to Kilburn Park is Northolt Jet Centre Airport (9 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 12 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.

Drivers are well catered for with Kilburn Park having very convenient major road access approximately a mile and a half of the A40M.

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Local Kilburn Park attractions

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Fenton House National Trust Kenwood House English Heritage and Kentish Town St Luke Churches Conservation Trust are near to Kilburn Park.

The most convenient hospital is H Of St John & St Elizabeth London.

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How do we get low cost conveyancing in Kilburn Park?

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Both high-street and online solicitors claim to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional fees will be included in the terms and conditions. Busy, stressed buyers ignore these terms at their peril. Extras included in the terms should be reasonable and be applicable if your conveyancer must perform additional tasks for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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How do you determine stamp duty tax, what should we budget for a £1.173mil property?

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The Stamp Duty that is payable is based on a limited set of factors, primarily the value of the house. For a property worth £1.173mil, SDLT is £58650 (accurate March 2013).

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Is contaminated land an issue for many homes in Kilburn Park?

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Land may have been contaminated by a broad range of natural causes, like proximity to waste sites. An environmental search will give more information.

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Santander is going to be our mortgage lender, what will I need to consider?

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Traditionally, almost all conveyancing solicitors could act for the large mortgage lenders. Some lenders have reduced the number of firms on their approved panel, potentially creating greater conveyancing costs for home buyers. Homeward Legal are able to act for the vast majority of lenders, ensuring that an additional solicitor will not be required to act for your lender.

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How much can my searches cost?

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Conveyancing searches ranges in cost, subject to which searches have been ordered. Conveyancing searches are charged at cost.

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Why does the sale conveyancing process need such a long time?

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The conveyancing process will sometimes be exposed to significant delays. Homeward Legal endeavour to lessen the cost of these delays by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible. Delays include issues elsewhere in a chain.

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Is there an organisation that holds any comprehensive easily accessible info the status of conservation areas in Kilburn Park?

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Local Kilburn Park conservation areas, for instance the historic layout of roads, the colours of paint used or ugly parking meters are administered by the local Brent planning authority. Following a campaign, English Heritage have assembled a list in relation to the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas along with the vulnerability.

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I am bidding at a property auction and would like arrange fast conveyancing, what can we do to speed up the transaction?

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Most importantly, fast Kilburn Park conveyancing is crucial to is to use a proactive and experienced conveyancing solicitor. That said, there are various jobs you could do. These include:

  • answering any queries raised by your conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible
  • clarifying your mortgage lender's requirements
  • requesting regular updates from your conveyancing solicitor and keep the pressure on