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Conveyancing in Ladbroke Grove Q & A's

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Updated: 16/07/17

Ladbroke Grove area information

Science Museum Kensington Aviation Museum and 7 Hammersmith Terrace Historic Houses Association are easily accessible from Ladbroke Grove.

Drivers are well served with Ladbroke Grove enjoying very convenient major road access very close at within 1m of the A40M.

Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 8 miles from Ladbroke Grove. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 11 miles s, London City Airport is 12 miles, London Heliport Airport is 5 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 13 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 11 miles s, Elstree Airport is 10 miles, White Waltham Airport is 24 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 17 miles away. The nearest train station to Ladbroke Grove is Kensal Green.

The most convenient hospital for Ladbroke Grove is St Charles Kensington.


There are lots of 'cheap' offers, but how do we find a good one? We are trying to find fixed rate conveyancing.


Both high-street and online firms promote so-called cheap conveyancing. Often additional fees will be included in the terms of engagement. Any costs ought to be reasonable and be applicable if your solicitor is required to complete extra work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.


How can I determine more info on the upkeep of the conservation areas in Ladbroke Grove?


English Heritage, a government body, administer a list of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas as well as the trend.

Local Ladbroke Grove conservation areas like building materials, removal of front gardens for parking or street posts are administered by the local authority (Westminster).


Is it recommended that I get a chancel search when you are buying in Ladbroke Grove?


Property owners near to a church in the area are expected to fund repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel

liability is likely to be enforced. The solicitor handling your conveyancing will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Church lands in Ladbroke Grove include St Michael.


How much does charge for our conveyancing searches total?


With a Homeward Legal conveyancing solicitor, clients buying in Ladbroke Grove expected to pay at a maximum £249 for searches. Searches are disbursements, and are not included in the quoted conveyancing fees.


We are concerned about the council tax amounts on a Fifties converted building in Ladbroke Grove, what are they?


More often than not the conveyancer's title report should contain the appropriate Westminster council tax band.

Council tax rates for residents of Ladbroke Grove are detailed on the Westminster council site. At the time of writing, 27 October 2012, rates are:

  • Band A - £456.00
  • Band B - £533.00
  • Band C - £609.00
  • Band D - £685.00
  • Band E - £837.00
  • Band F - £989.00
  • Band G - £1,141.00
  • Band H - £1,369.00


Is gazumping prevalent in Ladbroke Grove?


Gazumping happens when a property seller agrees to an offer and then rejects it, opting for another buyer's higher offer. There is almost always a risk of being gazumped. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct your solicitor as early as possible.


As a consequence of the Met Office warn of more intense rain - 15-30% (according to climate change risk in 2012) I am wondering if environmental searches may not be exacting enough?


A qualified conveyancing solicitor in Ladbroke Grove will include flood risk searches from Landmark if the first conveyancing searches spots a any kind of Ladbroke Grove flood risk area

For extra assurance you could always contact a neighbour of the property.


I am purchasing a medieval barn conversion in Teddington. Is a chancel search necessary?


Your solicitor may suggest that a chancel search is taken out, regardless of the parish where the home being bought is located. Chancel repair can be imposed on new owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners.