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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: 19/04/17

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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How is contaminated land in North West London investigated when buying a property?

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Land will be contaminated by a broad range of natural and human-influenced issues. Issues including coal mining will be considered as part of the environmental searches.

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The property in North West London being purchased is on a ex-industrial site. Is the soil likely to be contaminated by waste minerals like lead (Pb)?

There are legislative rules imposed to curtail topsoil contamination. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting North West London, including local authorities.

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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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Which factors are important to arrange fast conveyancing?

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Contacting a proactive and experienced solicitor is the key to a faster move. There are a range of things you, as the buyer, could do to accelerate the process, including, asking for property searches to be ordered immediately, answering any queries raised by the solicitor as soon as possible and confirming your mortgage offer.

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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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How much is the council tax on a Fifties terraced house in North West London?

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Commonly, a conveyancing report on title should supply the Brent council tax band. The correct rates for properties in North West London are set out in detail at the Brent council site. Currently (05 June 2012) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £910.00
  • Band B - £1,062.00
  • Band C - £1,214.00
  • Band D - £1,366.00
  • Band E - £1,669.00
  • Band F - £1,973.00
  • Band G - £2,276.00
  • Band H - £2,731.00

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How long can the conveyancing process take, on average? I am purchasing residential property in North West London.

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The time needed to transact a house is not wholly predictable, influenced by a range of aspects, including if a third party is slow to respond. With our solicitors, your transaction is undertaken with the utmost care and speed.

 
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