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Conveyancing in West Hampstead Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/07/17

West Hampstead attractions and landmarks

Fenton House National Trust Kenwood House English Heritage and Kentish Town St Luke Churches Conservation Trust are close to West Hampstead.

Drivers are well served with West Hampstead having very good motorway access nearby at approximately 2 miles of the A40M.

Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 9 miles from West Hampstead. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 13 miles, Luton Airport is 25 miles, London City Airport is 11 miles s, London Heliport Airport is 6 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 14 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 10 miles, White Waltham Airport is 25 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 18 miles away. West Hampstead's closest train station is West Hampstead.

The neighbouring hospital for West Hampstead is Royal Free Hampstead.

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I am trying to find a property solicitor that offers cheap conveyancing. What is included?

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Both high-street and online law firms purport to offer cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra fees are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement, left unregarded by busy home owners Extra charges listed in terms and conditions ought to be fair and come into force only if the lawyer must perform additional tasks , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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Does your solicitors firm administer the legal conveyancing of auction properties in West Hampstead?

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Our company is highly knowledgeable with residential property auction protocols. Regularly difficult to value auction lots like residential investments, are bought at auction and these want extenedbefore completion. Conveyancers therefore strongly suggest bidders to select an experienced conveyancing company prior to the auction so there is time for a thorough investigation of the sellers pack.

Subsequently, immediately after the auction day, your lawyer should be focused on get through the purchase in 28 days after exchange, a requirement of terms and conditions of sale.

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Which of the mortgage lender panels in West Hampstead are you a member of?

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Homeward Legal have solicitors who have experience working with the vast majority of lenders approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in West Hampstead, including Alliance, 42 Mill La, London, NW6 1NR, and Mortgages & More (London) Ltd, 38 Mill Lane, London, NW6 1NR. The lawyer handling the work for your West Hampstead purchase or sale will be able to deal with the particular enquiries and searches your lender requires.

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Will I need a survey?

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Homeward Legal firmly suggest that you order a survey. Numerous problems can negatively affect a property. These can include ground movement, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

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National Counties Building Society is our lender, what will I need to know?

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Some lenders have reduced the number of firms on their approved panel, resulting in greater conveyancing costs for buyers if the lender insists upon their own conveyancing solicitor . Homeward Legal can act on behalf of many mortgage lenders so that the buyer will not have to pay the lender's costs.

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How much is the council tax on a Fifties converted property in West Hampstead?

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Usually the conveyancer's title report should include the relevant Camden council tax band. Correct rates for West Hampstead are set out in detail on the Camden council site. Currently (08/11/2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £886.00
  • Band B - £1,033.00
  • Band C - £1,181.00
  • Band D - £1,328.00
  • Band E - £1,624.00
  • Band F - £1,919.00
  • Band G - £2,214.00
  • Band H - £2,657.00

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We are buying in West Hampstead on a new-build ex-industrial use land. What should we do regarding tin soil contamination?

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West Hampstead's local area has a history of contamination from industry, agriculture and the natural environment , like much of the UK. Metal contamination of top-soil in West Hampstead is more likely to occur near ex-industrial or waste handling sites. Data on other contaminants, like chlorinated solvents, will also be included in an environmental search.

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What additional enquiries in connection with the risk of possible flooding in the Camden region will a West Hampstead property lawyer check out?

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An important step in the conveyancing process involves the solicitor applying for conveyancing searches that provide some details regarding West Hampstead flooding.

 
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