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Conveyancing in North West London Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 11/10/17

North West London information:

Commuters are well served with North West London enjoying good major road access around 2 miles of the A40M.

North West London's nearest train station is Charing Cross. London City Airport is 7 miles from North West London. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 4 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 15 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 14 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away.

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North West London points of interest

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Brixton London Windmill, London National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are close to North West London.

The nearest hospital is Royal London Homeopathic.

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How do we find a cheap solicitor for purchasing a leasehold flat?

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Many online and high street law firms offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. However extra charges will be included in the terms of engagement. Your quote should also clearly state applicable disbursements. Any extra costs included in terms of engagement should be fair and clearly defined and only come into force where your conveyancer must perform additional tasks , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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Having heard about the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since 1920 we are wondering whether environmental searches might not be sufficient?

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Environmental searches applied for by a conveyancing solicitor in North West London will also include a far more detailed search (Landmark) if the risk is deemed significant.

If you are still anxious you could attempt to visit a local resident.

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We are buying a property where the seller appears to have fitted unsympathetic satellite dishes on the home in North West London which I think might contravene conservation area criteria

Your lawyer to determine if your new home is located within a conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have the requisite consents from the Brent authority.

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When buying a 1940s maisonette in a designated conservation areas. Where does one locate more information about the state of repair of the area?

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English Heritage, a government body, have created information about the state of repair of conservation areas as well as the trend. Conservation areas in North West London are specified by Brent who police everything from what can be developed to derelict buildings.

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Will the lawyer in North West London do any property on the London Victorian end-of-terrace townhouse I am buying?

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If taking out a mortgage, your lender requires you to at least these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search and Environmental, and, depending on certain criteria, specific searches, which may include a Chancel check Search.

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Is the Stamp Duty Land Tax fee a disbursement or fee?

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Unfortunately, some firms frequently hide additional costs as disbursements. It may not be clear if a cost is a fee or disbursement, and whether it should be included. This charge is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in your quote.

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I would like to know which North West London lenders your lawyers are able to work with. Which panels are you on?

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Of lenders with offices in or near North West London, we with all the major companies. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include K M D, 30 Cowbridge Rd, Harrow, HA3 9QA, and Harmons, Buckingham House West/Buckingham Pde/The Broadway, Stanmore, HA7 4EB.

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Is Homeward Legal experienced enough to complete within 28 days of exchange on property auction conveyancing in North West London?

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Our recommended conveyancing solicitors do frequently take instructions from auction buyers and sellers. Lawyers strongly suggest buyers at auction to formally instruct a CQS property conveyancing lawyer in advance of the day of the auction to allow for an investigation of the auction legal pack,

After the auction day a prepared solicitor is geared up to finish the conveyancing in a month, a requirement of standard auction conditions.