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Conveyancing in Ashford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/10/17

Thinking of re-locating to the area? Relevant regional transport and public service information

The closest airport to Ashford is Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport (2 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 3 miles, London City Airport is 23 miles, London Heliport Airport is 13 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 4 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 18 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 9 miles, Elstree Airport is 17 miles, White Waltham Airport is 15 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 19 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 22 miles and Booker Airport is 20 miles away. The nearest station to Ashford is Ashford Middlesex.

Ashford is under 2m of junction entry 1 Southbound of the M3.

Ashford, Staines is a nearby hospital to Ashford.

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How do we identify a genuinely cheap fee? We are trying to find an affordable Ashford conveyancing estimate.

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Lack of clarity over this topic catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately extra costs will be included in the terms of engagement. Excited homeowners, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. Any charges ought to be fair. A quote should list any disbursements to be paid.

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Which particular property searches will my Ashford property solicitor order for a Ashford home?

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The common procedure will be to get the following Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environment Search and Coal Mining Search (Con29M) and, depending on certain criteria, specific searches, which might include Index Map.

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How much will searches be?

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Searches range in cost, subject to which searches have been ordered. Searches are paid out to a 3rd party, and will not be included in the quoted conveyancing fees.

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In the next month we are expecting to be moving from our detached home in Ashford into a bigger house in Addlestone . When to appoint a removals firm?

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Most solicitors tend to encourage sellers hold off booking a removals company until such time as contracts have exchanged as in advance of this typically a final move date will not have been set.

The greater majority of house removals firms may charge a late cancellation charge

For a local firm Cheap Moves, 90 Feltham Road, Ashford, TW15 1DP Telephone: 01784 244036 or Man With A Van, 68 Hogarth Av, Ashford, TW15 1QA on 01784 423421.

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I am interested in purchasing a house in Ashford. Can we check that the house is in a conservation area?

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The areas near or within Ashford include a number of areas of 'special architectural and historic interest' designated as areas of conservation. Your solicitor will provide more details and address the impact buying in a conservation area may have.

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We are buying on a Ashford brownfield site. What should we do regarding manganese (Mn) soil contamination?

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Metal contamination may have occurred throughout Ashford, but if significant harm could be caused to people or protected species by the contamination, it is likely to be labelled contaminated land. Other sources of contaminated land include herbicides.

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Should we get a chancel search if I am intending to purchase in the parish of Farleigh?

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The solicitor instructed to handle the transaction could advise a chancel search, irrespective of the parish where the property being bought is located. In Ashford's much older areas, chancel repair has the potential to be charged on new owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils have previously chosen not to do so, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.

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Is a home in Ashford Hampden eligible for stamp duty relief?

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Ashford disadvantaged areas are identified by council ward, and affected wards include Ashford Brookfield, Ashford Hampden and Stanhope. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.