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Updated: 20/10/16

Pertinent local Caterham travel and public service facts -

Motorists are well served with Caterham situated with very good motorway access approximately 1.4 miles of Junction 6 Westbound of the M25.

Caterham's nearest airport is London Biggin Hill Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 21 mile s, London City Airport is 17 miles, London Heliport Airport is 14 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 22 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 9 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 10 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 20 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 24 miles and away. Caterham station is approximately 1 mile from Caterham.

Caterham Dene is the neighbouring hospital to Caterham.


How do we get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors?


Both high-street and online solicitors advertise theoretically cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately extra charges are often hiding in small print. Extra costs should be fair. They be applicable solely where your lawyer must complete work beyond standard conveyancing for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.


My partner and I are buying in Caterham, and need to know if there are many areas of conservation.


Buyers in Caterham should be aware of a number of local areas of conservation. Your conveyancing lawyer will be able to offer more information, in regard to relevant conservation area restrictions in Caterham.


If we are buying in Caterham on the same road as a church constructed in the 16th Century, should I get a search for chancel liability?


There are 15000 ecclesiastical parishes throughout the country. Property owners within some of these may be required to cover the cost of the repair of a local church. A chancel search confirms that such a liability exists. Liability is more common in some parts of the country. Church lands in the area include St Lawrence, St Mary the Virgin and Valley, St John the Evangelist.


What can a Caterham conveyancing lawyer do if the property we are intending to buy is in a registered conservation area and has unapproved PVC windows added?


Your property lawyer will make enquiries to see whether your new home is inside a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have the appropriate consents from the local council.


How is contaminated land in Caterham investigated when buying?


Property could be contaminated by many environmental factors, like proximity to scrap yards. An environmental search will reveal this in more detail.


Does my Caterham solicitor in form me about the cost of council tax for a Band A property before completing on the purchase?


Your property solicitor will liaise with the relevant Tandridge local authority to enquire about the latest council tax rates, which will then be detailed in the title report.

The latest tax rates for residents of Caterham are listed online at the Tandridge council website. Currently (29 October 2012) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,042.00
  • Band B - £1,216.00
  • Band C - £1,390.00
  • Band D - £1,563.00
  • Band E - £1,911.00
  • Band F - £2,258.00
  • Band G - £2,605.00
  • Band H - £3,126.00


What average time does it take my assigned solicitor to conduct the legal formalities on a detached building we are intending to purchase?


The process can take anywhere from 1 month to 3 months, which can depend on a number of issues, like the speed of the vendor's conveyancing solicitor, or the speed of the local authority. Our highly conveyancing solicitors in Caterham are highly proactive completing the process as soon as we possibly can.


What causes the sale conveyancing process in Caterham to take weeks more than planned? Is it not simply form-filling?


The conveyancing process will sometimes be lengthy for a variety of reasons. Some causes are out of a solicitor's hands. We seek to minimise the consequences of these delays by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as slow third parties such as landlords or managing agents.