Conveyancing London – Conveyancing Tips for buying in West Hampstead

1. The Conveyancing West Hampstead team are aware of the numerous designated conservation areas in West Hampstead which vary in, character, style as well as size.   The various Conservation areas are to be found all around West Hampstead. You should check with your property lawyer as to whether or not the property you are purchasing is within one of these conservation areas as this may affect your ability to obtain planning permissions for alterations to the property.   In some circumstances, it may necessitate specific consent for demolition of any part of the property and also affect the ability to prune trees.

2. The conveyancing in West Hampstead team are conscious of  the proposed West Hampstead Interchange. Chiltern Railways developed plans for an off-street transport interchange but the Council did not proceed to a Planning Brief because the proposals turned out not to be viable – Transport for London (TFL) turned them down due to insufficient funding. Nevertheless the council still had the background work for the Planning Brief including consultation should new plans be produced in the future. Traffic flows plans for London as a whole to 2026 published by the Mayor and it identified West Hampstead as a residential growth point. Within this context, the council was aligning its forthcoming Local Development Framework with neighbouring authorities in the North Sub-region. However this planned approach would want to avoid new roads which would not alleviate traffic problems and to maintain the organic growth of the area valued by many local people.

3. Conveyancing solicitors with experience in conveyancing London transactions should point you to the Local Authorities web site where you may find planning applications for historic planning documentation not only in respect of your property but also in respect of neighbouring properties as well.   If you are purchasing a property in West Hampstead why not take advantage of the freely available information for applications that may be applicable to properties within the street where you are proposing to purchase. Your conveyancing lawyer is not obliged to provide you with information relating to planning applications for surrounding properties so it for you to  check out this information. Our conveyancing in West Hampstead team are keeping an eye on the  controversial  proposal for a five-storey block in West Hampstead being considered by a planning inspector after the conclusion of a public inquiry. Developer SLLB want to build 39 flats including a penthouse at One Mill Lane together with an underground car park and an open space.

4. If you intend to purchase a newly built property in West Hampstead there is a possibility that there will be restrictions within the title deeds or conditions to planning permissions relating to parking.   Any Property lawyer with experience in conveyancing London properties should know where to look to find any such restrictions (it may well be that the restrictions are contained within a planning document known as a Section 104 Agreement, or the Lease of the property).   This may be something that you wish to check with your property lawyer if your conveyancing is not being conducted by Fridaysmove .

The above advice is not intended to be a comprehensive list of investigations that a competent property lawyer would make but merely represents a sample of a long list of the issues that may apply to a conveyancing in West Hampstead.   Fridaysmove would obviously be delighted to represent you on a purchase of a property in West Hampstead but if you do not wish to use our services, then we would still recommend that you engage the services of a property lawyer who is familiar with conveyancing London properties and in particular conveyancing in West Hampstead.

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