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Updated: 15/10/16

Are you intending to moving to the Ascot area? Pertinent local travel and public service information -

The closest airport to Ascot is Blackbushe Airport (18 miles). Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 22 miles, White Waltham Airport is 19 miles, and Booker Airport is 20 miles away. The nearest station to Ascot is Pangbourne, around 4 miles away.

West Berkshire Community Newbury is the most convenient hospital to Ascot.


We need a fixed rate conveyancing estimate, we are on a tight budget.


Numerous law firms promote cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra costs are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.


I am buying a property in the parish of Stratfield Saye. Will a chancel search be required?


The conveyancing lawyer may suggest a chancel search, regardless of the parish where the house being bought is found. Although some Parochial Church Councils have decided to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of land subject to chancel liability, it is not possible to be certain that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will not continue to be so. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.


How much does searches be?


The cost of searches will vary, depending on the searches required. Searches are charged 'at cost'.


For a fast completion on the purchase of a £807,000 residence, what should we get to speed up the transaction?

Experienced buyers will tell you that finding a proactive property lawyer is key a fast conveyancing transaction. Ask these questions when identifying your conveyancer:

  • Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed.
  • Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?
  • Do they order searches immediately?


Will the report on title compiled by the Ascot lawyer provide details about the rates of the council tax on a townhouse prior to exchanging contracts?


A conveyancer will write to the local council to ask about the most up to date council tax charges which will subsequently be set out in the title report. Correct charges for properties in Ascot are tabled on the council site.


Is Ascot soil likely to be contaminated by zinc?


The risks posed by topsoil contamination to Ascot inhabitants are usually low. Other sources of contaminated land include chlorinated solvents and groundwater contamination.


Are buyers often gazumped in Ascot?


This occurs when a seller accepts the first purchaser's offer, only to reject it, opting for a second buyer's offer. It could happen only days prior to exchange. There is almost always a risk of gazumping. Instructing a property solicitor as early as possible to handle your transaction should help to reduce the likelihood of gazumping.


Do I need to get a chancel search? I am buying in Ascot.


Property owners proximate to local churches must contribute towards the cost of repairs, where chancel repair liability exists. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Ascot properties is likely to exist. A conveyancing lawyer will be able to advise further. Ascot churches include Chapel of St Mary and St John and Heath All Saints.