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Updated: 23/10/16

Cheam area info

Cheam Lumley Chapel Churches Conservation Trust and Croydon Airport Vistor Centre Aviation Museum are easily accessible from Cheam.

Cheam's nearest train station is Cheam. The closest airport to Cheam is London Biggin Hill Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 13 miles, London City Airport is 16 miles, London Heliport Airport is 8 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 14 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 15 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 14 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 12 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 16 miles, Elstree Airport is 21 mile and away.

The closest hospital to Cheam is St Anthonys Sutton.


On the purchase of a 493k property, what will be the fees? I am trying to find a low cost conveyancing quote.


Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many solicitors claim to offer cheap conveyancing, but additional charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement. A conveyancing quote should, in addition, define any disbursements. Costs which are listed in terms of engagement needs to be fair and only apply to matters if the solicitor is required to complete extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.


What causes sale conveyancing appear to be so drawn out?


Conveyancing may be subject to numerous interruptions or delays. Homeward Legal endeavour to reduce the consequences of these delays whenever we can by driving the sale or purchase forward.


What would charges for my searches come to?


With Homeward Legal's conveyancing service, a client in Cheam is expected to pay no more than £249 for searches. Searches are paid out to a 3rd party, and will not be included in a solicitor's fees.


What does 'gazumping' mean?

This is common both in Cheam, and across Sutton and describes circumstances where a home owner accepts an offer and then dismisses it, selecting instead a greater offer. There is almost always a risk of gazumping. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct your property solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer.


How is stamp duty tax calculated and what should it be on a £935000 property?


SDLT will depend on the purchase price. For a property estimated at £935000, SDLT is £37400.


Following recent news about the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall in the future I am asking whether flood searches might not be detailed enough?


A competent Cheam solicitor will advise you to get additional conveyancing searches if the standard search spots a local Cheam flood risk.

For more peace of mind why not speak to a future neighbour.


What investigation as respects the risk and history of floods at Sutton will my conveyancing solicitor in Cheam give details on?


An important step in the conveyancing protocol of purchasing a property involves your conveyancing lawyer conducting environmental searches that set out details in relation to the local Cheam flood risk. As an additional measure, a Cheam conveyancing solicitor might possibly advocate a more involved (e.g. Landmark) detailed local Cheam area flood risk search. At the time of writing (16-Jul-12) there were no warnings around the Pyl Brook at North Cheam at the Beverley Brook Catchment in the London Boroughs of Merton, Sutton, Kingston upon Thames, Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth


How much is the council tax on a period semi-detached Band E property in Cheam?


You will be provide the property's council tax band with the report on title. The latest council tax charges for residents of Cheam are set out on the Sutton local authority site. At the time of authoring on 19 November 2012 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £965.00
  • Band B - £1,126.00
  • Band C - £1,287.00
  • Band D - £1,448.00
  • Band E - £1,769.00
  • Band F - £2,091.00
  • Band G - £2,413.00
  • Band H - £2,895.00