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Transfer of Equity in Thames Ditton

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Updated: 23/10/16

Thames Ditton's closest train station is Esher. The closest airport to Thames Ditton is Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport (7 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 8 miles, London City Airport is 19 miles, London Heliport Airport is 9 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 9 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 18 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 18 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 12 miles, Elstree Airport is 19 miles, White Waltham Airport is 20 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 23 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 17 miles and Booker Airport is 25 miles away.

Molesey West Molesey is a nearby hospital for Thames Ditton.


How do I find the cheapest Thames Ditton conveyancing quote?


Many conveyancers offer cheap conveyancing. However extra fees may be added into the terms and conditions. Any charges should be fair and reasonable and be applied only where the solicitor is required to complete extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.


Conveyancers in Thames Ditton do standard searches when they are acting for a purchase client, but which actual ones?


If purchasing and obtaining a mortgage, your lender expects - Local Authority Search, Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environment Search, and perhaps less common searches, which may include a Limestone Search.


Our purchase is completing in September, what will be worked out for stamp duty tax?


Stamp Duty will depend on several factors, including the value of the property, and whether it is in a 'disadvantaged area'. For a house or flat sold for £1064000, SDLT is £53200.*

*(Source -, May 2012)


Which local authority looks after Thames Ditton?


Thames Ditton is located in Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9SD, phone: 01372 474 474


Are there many conservation areas in Thames Ditton?


Conservation areas cover local areas designated as being of historic or architectural significance. A lawyer will confirm potential liability for unauthorised works and offer more information for conservation areas in Thames Ditton.


It seems that barium soil contamination may be an issue in Thames Ditton. Please advise.


Restrictions exist to stop future top-soil contamination, but some existing contaminants can reside for decades after exposure. Also considering issues such as groundwater contamination and ammonia, contaminants affecting Thames Ditton property will be factored into an environmental search.


Does my assigned Thames Ditton solicitor in form me about the amount to be paid of the council tax on a Band F property prior to exchanging contracts?


The lawyer will write to the relevant Elmbridge local authority to find out the appropriate council tax rates, which will subsequently be written in the report on title. The latest council tax rates for properties in Thames Ditton are published online at the Elmbridge local authority website. On, 01 July 2012, rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £1,035.00
  • Band B - £1,208.00
  • Band C - £1,381.00
  • Band D - £1,553.00
  • Band E - £1,898.00
  • Band F - £2,243.00
  • Band G - £2,588.00
  • Band H - £3,106.00


Is contaminated land in Thames Ditton a concern?


A wide range of contaminants may seriously affect Thames Ditton property, and an environmental search should reveal if a specific property can be impacted by local contaminants such as sand or gravel pits or shallow mining.