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Conveyancing in West Hendon Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 25/07/17

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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We are purchasing a house in the parish of St Giles in the Fields. Will a chancel search be compulsory?

A.

The conveyancer might recommend a chancel search. Chancel repair may be imposed on owners of a home where parish councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.

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What kind of additional enquiries concerning the potential risk of a flood in Barnet will a solicitor in West Hendon scrutinise?

A.

An important component in the conveyancing protocol involves a conveyancing solicitor applying for conveyancing searches that give you specific information on the West Hendon flooding. At the time of writing publication on the Environment Agency website do not reveal any flood warnings in West Hendon.

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When in the process should you arrange a conveyancing solicitor to act on our sale?

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If you use a conveyancing firm offering a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, the earlier, the better, as conveyancing involves various tasks that can begin straight away. Prompt instruction of a conveyancing firm for a purchase means that you can shave days off the process by having the details of your instructed solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process.

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How frequent is gazumping?

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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 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. .

Q.

Is a bankruptcy search a fee or disbursement?

A.

Some firms hide fees which should be included as disbursements. It may be unclear whether a cost is a fee or not, and if it ought to be included. This charge is a disbursement not a fee, and is passed on to the buyer at cost.

Q.

Yorkshire Bank will be our lender - is there anything we need to consider?

A.

Some lenders are now limiting the firms who can act for them, which may result in higher legal costs for buyers. We will act for all major mortgage lenders so that you will not be required to pay any additional legal fees to your lender's solicitor.

 
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