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Conveyancing in Maida Vale Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

Maida Vale area information

Apsley House English Heritage and Science Museum Kensington Aviation Museum are in the vicinity of Maida Vale.

The nearest airport to Maida Vale is Northolt Jet Centre Airport (10 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 13 miles, London City Airport is 11 miles s, London Heliport Airport is 4 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 14 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 11 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 17 miles away and Kilburn High Road train station is approximately 1 mile from Maida Vale.

Motorists are well served with Maida Vale having very convenient major road access very close at roughly 1m of the A40M.

The neighbouring hospital for Maida Vale is H Of St John & St Elizabeth London.


I need to find a fixed rate conveyancing quote, we are on a tight budget.


Both high-street and online firms claim to offer cheap conveyancing, but additional costs are frequently hidden in the terms. Busy, stressed buyers ignore these terms at their peril. Fees should be reasonable and clear. The disbursements to be paid must also be stated on your quote. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


As a consequence of the fact that last year was second wettest year since records began I am thinking that property environmental searches aren't sufficient?


A good Maida Vale solicitor will recommend that you include informative conveyancing searches from Landmark if the first searches spots a any kind of local Maida Vale flood risk.

For extra assurance it may be sensible to get in touch with a next door neighbour.


What is gazumping?


Gazumping takes place when an offer is rejected, following initial acceptance, by the property seller, selecting instead a better offer. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a risk of being gazumped. To reduce the likelihood of being gazumped, consider instructing a property solicitor early.


What type of investigation into the risk of local flooding at Westminster will my solicitor in Maida Vale examine for a seventies home we are intending to buy?


A solicitor makes an application for standard environmental searches, which include Maida Vale flood risk information. Furthermore the conveyancing solicitor in Maida Vale may recommend a more involved (e.g. Landmark) involved flood risk search.


Do you advise that I get a chancel search? I am purchasing a Maida Vale home close to church land.


Where land in Maida Vale was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to fund repairs to older church buildings. Some names or words such as 'Glebe Farm' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply.


Our mortgage lender is Yorkshire Building Society, what do we need to consider?


Some lenders have reduced the number of firms able to act for them. Homeward Legal, though, will act for most lenders, ensuring that an additional preferred solicitor will not be required to act for your lender.


We urgently need very fast Maida Vale solicitors - is that Homeward Legals solicitors?


We maintain that our conveyancing property lawyers by default assume a take charge style when completing the conveyance for sellers Homeward Legals solicitors method is to use new online systems .

More importantly , we assign you a conveyancing solicitor qualified to communicate end to end throughout the chain property chain .


We are on a tight deadline, and would like ensure a fast conveyancing transaction, what do we need to aim for?


Contacting a proactive conveyancing solicitor is key fast conveyancing. There are numerous tasks you, as the buyer, could do. These include:

  • getting your mortgage offer in place
  • calling or emailing your conveyancing solicitor, and chase them if you suspect any delays
  • promptly answering your conveyancing solicitor's questions (by email if possible)