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Conveyancing in West London Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 28/04/17

Commuters are well catered for with West London ideally situated with good motorway access close at about a couple of miles of the A40M.

The nearest airport to West London is London City Airport (7 miles). 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 and Charing Cross station is around a mile from West London.

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West London area information

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Brixton London Windmill, London National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are situated in West London.

The nearest hospital is Royal London Homeopathic.

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How do I find the best conveyancing rates for a £110,000 residence?

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Many online and high street solicitors purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Busy, stressed buyers ignore these terms at their peril. Applicable disbursements must also be stated on your quote Fees listed in the small print should be fair. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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What makes the sale conveyancing process to take such a long time? Isn't it a simple matter of filing paperwork?

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The legal work involved in buying or selling West London property will occasionally be delayed. Homeward Legal seek to minimise their consequences by proactively handling all enquiries.

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Which lender panels in West London are you a member of?

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Most lenders in West London are on our panels. West London lenders and mortgage specialists include Mortgage Centre, 1 Harrow Rd, Wembley, HA9 6DE, and Capital United Mortgages Ltd, 133 Park Road, London, W4 3EX. The solicitor handling your conveyancing transaction will be able to address any specific requests your lender may have.

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Bookshops have a multitude of guidebooks on the subject of how to do DIY conveyancing such as House Buying, Selling and Conveyancing: How to Save Estate Agent and Solicitor Fees When Buying or Selling Property . Do I actually have to use conveyancer in West London ?

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In theory there are absolutely no arguments why you cant go down that route and handle the legal work without assistance. In reality however, a property solicitor typically handles a large number of activities such as chasing any outstanding docs or ensuring listed building alterations are compliant many of which are better done by someone with a qualified solicitor.

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We are buying on a recently-developed brownfield site. Could the topsoil be contaminated by industrial waste like cadmium (Cd)?

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Given the history of industry and agriculture in parts of West London, topsoil contamination cannot be totally avoided. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including trichloroethylene.

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Is a drainage search a disbursement or fee?

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It may not be clear if an item on your quote is a disbursement or a fee. This charge,e.g., is a disbursement not a fee, and is passed on at cost.

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Will the property report prepared by the conveyancing solicitor in West London give details about the cost of council tax for a Band A townhouse before completion?

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Your property solicitor will speak to the local authority to enquire about the most up to date council tax rates, which should be written in the conveyancer's title report. Correct rates for properties in West London are tabled at the council website.

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I must to exchange on the selling of my house within 28 days - are you fast West London conveyancers ?

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Truly some law firms are very passive causing large amounts of pressure to buying or selling a house. Homeward Legals company will always attempt to communicate through all parts of the home buyer and seller chain and employ new case and work flow systems to exchange on the sale to your ideal move date.

 
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