Which local authority is responsible for Kingsbury?
Kingsbury is located in London Borough of Brent Council, One Stop Service, Town Hall, Forty Lane, Wembley, HA9 9HD, contact: 26 8937 1200
Should I get a local property surveyor to review the property purchase?
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors recommend that property purchasers book a surveyor. There can be many issues that can affect a property. These can include failed double glazing.
Should I get my short lease extended before selling?
Buyers are becoming increasingly wary of buying leaseholds with less than 90 years to run because, first, the cost of increasing a leasehold is becoming far more expensive, and, second, mortgage companies are becoming increasingly reticent to lend money to buy leases that have dropped below the 80-year mark (indeed, this will be one of the criteria that they set to ensure their investment is protected).
As a result, buyers will often insist that the leasehold be extended back up to the 99-year or 125-year typical thresholds before going ahead and buying it. So, as the current leaseholder, you will almost certainly be expected to do the legal work required to extend the lease to a level that buyers will be happy with.
We are buying a chapel in Holborn St George the Martyr. Will a chancel search be important?
The lawyer is likely to recommend that a chancel search is taken out, regardless of the parish where the home being bought is found. In Kingsbury's much older areas, chancel repair may be apportioned on current owners of a home where parish councils may have spared previous owners or tenants, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.
We have to get extra fast Kingsbury conveyancing solicitors - is that Homeward Legals solicitors?
Our solicitors always adopt a speed focused approach when conducting the transfer of title.
Our approach to conveyancing is different as we use the latest IT and productivity systems . Critically we always allocate you a firm trained to communicate with all parties in the buyer and seller chain .
How do we uncover additional info on the conservation areas in Kingsbury and Kingsbury?
English Heritage, a government body, keep records about the state of repair of conservation areas along with the vulnerability of the area. Local Kingsbury conservation area matters, for example building materials, non sympathetic doors or street guard rails are overseen by the local Brent planning authority.
Does Homeward Legal deal with auction conveyancing in Kingsbury?
Homeward Legal is very capable working with buyers at auction. Usually specialist homes for example live work flats, are sold at auction and these necessitate deeper investigation by the conveyancer Homeward Legal therefore strongly suggest that buyers formally instruct the conveyancing company well in advance of the auction day to allow time for an investigation of the auction pack.
Thereafter, following the auction the lawyer is thoroughly focused on quickly finishing the purchase inside a month as typically required .
Is the buyer or seller responsible for the searches?>
It is you, as the buyer, who is responsible for checking that all is well with the property you are buying. This is why your conveyancing solicitor will order a set of standard searches (Local Authority, Water and Drainage, Environmental, and Chancel Repair – these are also the searches requited by your mortgage lender), plus additional searches dependent on the property, recommendations from the surveyor in the survey report, and the location and history of the area.
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