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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

Local Willesden attractions

Kingsbury St Andrew’s Old Church Churches Conservation Trust and RAF Museum Hendon Aviation Museum are in the vicinity of Willesden.

Willesden's nearest station is Harlesden. The nearest airport to Willesden is Northolt Jet Centre Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 11 miles s, Luton Airport is 24 miles, London City Airport is 13 miles, London Heliport Airport is 7 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 12 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 11 miles s, Elstree Airport is 9 miles, White Waltham Airport is 23 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 19 miles and Booker Airport is 25 miles away.

Willesden is within 2m of the M1 Junction 1 Northbound.

Willesden is a nearby hospital for Willesden.


How do we get affordable conveyancing in Willesden?


Confusion over this matter catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many solicitors offer cheap conveyancing. However additional charges will be included in the terms. Your quote should, in addition, define third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.


What do we need to know if purchasing a flat in a Brent planning authority conservation area ?


Part of conveyancing includes the ordering of searches of the Brent authority to establish conservation area status and consent for alterations. .

In the absence of any consents, your Willesden conveyancer will inform you of all options, which include seeking retrospective permission from the planning authority or purchasing an indemnity insurance policy.


What enquiries in respect to the potential risk of flooding in Brent will my conveyancer in Willesden look over?


A vital step in the conveyancing protocol carried out when buying a property involves a conveyancer carrying out conveyancing

and environmental searches that give you detail about the potential Willesden flood risk area. In certain cases your Willesden conveyancing solicitor may possibly advise a more detailed in-depth local Willesden search.


Might the costs for our conveyancing include any additional charges?


No. Homeward Legal do not charge any additional costs for conveyancing in Willesden. Some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs. The final bill you receive may be much more.


How much is the council tax on a converted dwelling in Willesden?


Customarily a title report should give detail the relevant Brent council tax band. Council tax rates for Willesden are set out in detail online at the Brent council site. At the time of writing (14 November 2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £910.00
  • Band B - £1,062.00
  • Band C - £1,214.00
  • Band D - £1,366.00
  • Band E - £1,669.00
  • Band F - £1,973.00
  • Band G - £2,276.00
  • Band H - £2,731.00


How much will conveyancing searches cost?


The cost of conveyancing searches will vary significantly, subject to which searches have been ordered. Conveyancing searches are charged at cost.


Bookshops now have a plethora of guidebooks about how to do DIY conveyancing for example How to Buy Your First Home (And How to Sell it Too). Do I therefore need to instruct a Willesden lawyer ?


It can certainly possible to do the conveyancing unaided. That said, a solicitor typically handles a large number of skilled tasks e.g. identifying and arranging appropriate indemnity and collating and preparing contract and package which are more safely handled with appropriate a skilled professional.

Nonetheless solicitors firms will be covered by professional indemnity insurance to shield you in the event of oversights.


For a lender, we have chosen Alliance and Leicester, what will we need to know?


Traditionally, most conveyancing solicitors were able to undertake legal work for a lender. Some lenders have reduced the number of firms able to act for them. We, fortunately, will act for most mortgage lenders to keep legal costs to a minimum.