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Conveyancing in West Hendon Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/04/17

Things to do in West Hendon

Arkley Londn Windmill, Kingsbury St Andrew’s Old Church Churches Conservation Trust and RAF Museum Hendon Aviation Museum are in the vicinity of West Hendon.

West Hendon is very close at inside 1m of the M1 Junction 1 Northbound.

West Hendon's nearest airport is Elstree, Hogg Ln Airport (6 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 12 miles, Luton Airport is 22 miles, London City Airport is 14 miles, London Heliport Airport is 9 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 13 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 12 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 7 miles, Elstree Airport is 6 miles, White Waltham Airport is 23 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 21 mile and Booker Airport is 24 miles away and the nearest station to West Hendon is Hendon.

The most convenient hospital is Colindale Kingsbury.

Q.

There are lots of 'cheap' offers, but how do we find a good one? We are looking for fixed rate West Hendon conveyancing.

A.

Many conveyancers claim to offer cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional fees may be added into the terms of engagement. These terms are often ignored by excited buyers, eager to get underway. The disbursements to be paid should also be clearly stated on a quote. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.

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Can West Hendon brownfield site topsoil still be contaminated?

A.

Metal contamination may have occurred throughout West Hendon, but some extreme cases may be deemed an unsafe risk. Metal contamination of top-soil in West Hendon is more likely to occur near factories and other industrial sites. Data on other contaminants, like industrial storage and groundwater contamination, will also be included in an environmental search.

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Do we need to get searches for chancel liability? We are buying a home in West Hendon.

The Law Lords decision in Aston Cantlow (PCC) v Wallbank confirmed that chancel repair liability could be enforced. As a consequence of a recent Act, interest over any affected land in West Hendon must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Church lands in the local area where a chancel search may be necessary include St John Hendon.

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What do we need to be aware of if we invest in a semi detached house in a Brent planning authority designated conservation area ?

A.

Part of the legal due diligence when buying a property involves procurement of searches of the local authority to identify conservation area status and formal approval for any changes. .

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How frequent is gazumping?

A.

This arises when a house seller approves an offer and then refuses it, opting for a second buyer's offer. It could happen only days prior to exchange. Because acceptance of an offer is not binding on the seller until exchange of contracts, there is a chance of gazumping. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct your property solicitor as early as possible.

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What are West Hendon's 'conveyancing searches'?

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Searches are a typical collection of enquiries raised by the buyer's property lawyer, such as a gypsum search, and only deal with the legal condition of the property's title.

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Which issues are key to guarantee fast conveyancing?

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Crucial to moving faster is to use a proactive conveyancer. When identifying an appropriate a conveyancer, you should ask the following: Do they offer 'instant' online quotes? What methods of communication do they use? Posting documents can adds days of waiting to a purchase. Will they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?

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Does your solicitors firm administer auction conveyancing in West Hendon?

A.

Our firm is able to work with property auction protocols. Normally unusually constructed properties such as barn conversions, are purchased at auction which tend to require extra by the property lawyer Lawyers therefore encourage that auction buyers choose an auction experienced lawyer before the auction to allow time for a thorough investigation of the property's legal title. Immediately following the auction a property conveyancing lawyer will need to be geared up to quickly finish the conveyancing process inside 28 days after exchange as required by the conditions of sale.

 
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