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Conveyancing in Maida Vale Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

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.

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

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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.

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Which lenders in Maida Vale do you work with?

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We can work with all the major lenders assisting home purchasers in Maida Vale. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Maida Vale include A S C Consultants Ltd, 3 Park Rd, London, NW1 6AS, and Malbridge Mortgage Services, 33 Brook St, London, W1K4HG.

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My estate agent has put forward a conveyancing. Will it be more cost-effective to instruct this solicitor?

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It is not uncommon for estate agents to suggest a conveyancing solicitor, however, these referrals should be compared to other online or local firms, as an agent may decide to recommend the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the best value for you.

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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?

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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.

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Conveyancers in Maida Vale carry out varied searches when they are instructed by a home buyer,, but which particular ones?

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When getting a mortgage lender insist that at least specific searches, including the following Local Authority Search, Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environmental,, and possibly specific searches for instance Index Map Search.

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What are 'fixtures and fittings'?

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Commonly, fixtures are 'fixed' to walls, floors or ceilings and fixtures are free-standing items, such as kitchen units. Early agreement of a list of fixtures and fittings will avoid later disputes, clarifying to both parties what items will stay, and which will be removed.

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I have requested a quote from you. Will I be expected to pay any hidden charges?

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Homeward Legal's solicitors will not charge any additional charges regardless of circumstances. Your quote is an accurate fee the legal expenses for your move.

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Is a property survey required when buying a property in Maida Vale?

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It is strongly advised that most Maida Vale buyers book a property surveyor. Many defects can affect a property. These include chimney defects.

 
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