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Conveyancing in Queens Park Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

Local Queens Park attractions

Fenton House National Trust Kenwood House English Heritage and Science Museum Kensington Aviation Museum are easily accessible from Queens Park.

Queens Park's nearest airport is Northolt Jet Centre Airport (9 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 12 miles, Luton Airport is 25 miles, London City Airport is 12 miles, London Heliport Airport is 5 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 13 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 12 miles, Elstree Airport is 10 miles, White Waltham Airport is 25 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 18 miles away and Queens Park train station is almost 1 mile from Queens Park.

Motorists are well catered for with Queens Park situated with very good motorway access close at about a mile and a half of the A40M.

The closest hospital to Queens Park is St Charles Kensington.

Q.

Although there are lots of £99 fixed quotes online, how do we find a reputable one? We are looking for a fixed rate conveyancing quote in Queens Park.

A.

Many buyers seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates, and many property lawyers claim to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional charges can increase your solicitor's invoice. Any charges included in terms of engagement should be fair and reasonable. The conveyancing quote should, in addition, define applicable disbursements.Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

Q.

When in the conveyancing process do I need to instruct a conveyancer?

A.

With a firm offering a 'no move, no fee' conveyancing quote, earlier is preferable, as there are several tasks that may be performed very early in the process. Instructing a conveyancing solicitor early can limit the risk of your transaction falling through.

Q.

Which Queens Park mortgage lenders do you work with?

A.

The Homeward Legal group are able to work with the bulk of lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Queens Park, including Smart Finance, 61 Greenfield Gdns, London, NW2 1HU.

Q.

Apparently, uranium soil contamination may be an issue in Queens Park. Can you advise?

A.

Most soils in Queens Park have some degree of contamination, from agriculture or industry. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Queens Park, including local authorities.

Q.

Should the property's fixtures and fittings list things like cupboards?

A.

Chiefly, there is not a legal definition of fixtures and fittings. To avoid misunderstandings, a fixtures and fittings form should be agreed and will clarify precisely what is to be included.

Q.

As a consequence of the fact that last year was second wettest year since 1920 we are worried that environmental searches aren't detailed enough?

A.

A property lawyer in Queens Park will suggest that you get thorough flood risk searches if the standard conveyancing searches identifies a significant risk Queens Park flooding risk.

For greater assurance you could always converse with a future neighbour.

Q.

How is SDLT determined in Queens Park, and what should it be on a £684000 house?

A.

The SDLT owed is based on the purchase price. For a residential property purchased for £684000, SDLT is £27360.*

*Correct December 2012

Q.

What type of analysis regarding the risk and history of possible flooding in the Brent region will the solicitor in Queens Park check on a Regency property we are buying?

A.

An experienced residential property conveyancing solicitor makes an application for formal environmental searches that will include Queens Park flood risk area data. Also as an additional measure the property solicitor in Queens Park could propose a more detailed search.

 
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