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Conveyancing in Ashtead Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Thinking of re-locating to the area? Some handy Ashtead travel and services information -

Ashtead's nearest station is Ashtead. Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 12 miles from Ashtead. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 14 miles, London City Airport is 20 miles, London Heliport Airport is 13 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 14 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 13 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 13 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 18 miles, Elstree Airport is 24 miles, White Waltham Airport is 24 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 24 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 15 miles away.

Ashtead is close at around 1 mile of junction entry 11 Westbound of the M25.

The closest hospital to Ashtead is Ashtead.

Q.

Please confirm the cheapest fee for a £178,000 property? I am looking for low cost conveyancing.

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Many home owners seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates, and many conveyancers claim to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing. Often additional costs may be added into the small print. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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How long does it take our lawyer to finish the legal formalities on the top floor of sixties house in Ashtead?

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The legal process can take anywhere from a month to 3 months depending on various issues e.g. the speed of the seller's property lawyer, or the speed of the local authority. Our proactive property lawyers are extremely focused on communication work towards exchanging as soon as we possibly can.

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Is it dangerous to avoid paying out for stamp duty to the Revenue?

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We firmly advise against any stamp duty avoidance. These schemes are costly and often likely to fail.

Q.

Conveyancers in Ashtead order some searches when instructed by a home buyer, but which specific searches?

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When you are getting a mortgage the lender expects specific searches, including the following Local Authority (council), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environmental, and, depending on certain criteria, unique particular for example Official Search of Part with Priority (OS2).

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Flood risk searches are surmised archived data and given current events for instance the fact that 4 of the top 5 wettest years recorded were in last 10-12 years, are they sufficient to advise on sufficient information about the evolving Ashtead area flood risk?

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Property conveyancing searches handled by the Ashtead property solicitor will include a far more thorough search (Landmark) if required.

If you are worried why not try to speak to a close neighbour or regional Surrey flood repair expert - like JD Painters & Decorators, 2 Oakfield Rd, Ashtead, KT21 2RE Tel: 020 8651 5823.

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I am purchasing a maisonette in a designated conservation area in Ashtead. Where does one find details in regards to the state of upkeep of the area?

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English Heritage, a government body, administer a list of the condition of conservation areas in Ashtead and across England. Local conservation areas are created by Mole Valley who preserve conservation area concerns from whether trees can be cut down to the policing of new developments.

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What sort of additional enquiries in respect to the risk of a flood in the Surrey region will a Ashtead property solicitor check out?

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A necessary part of the conveyancing protocol involves the conveyancing lawyer carrying out environmental searches that set out details with respect to Ashtead flood risk. An inexpensive (around twenty pounds) and more specialist flood history/risk search (most likely a Landmark Database search) will sometimes be recommended by your Ashtead conveyancing solicitor if in the event that the initial searches highlight a flood risk.

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Which local authority looks after Ashtead?

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Ashtead is located in Mole Valley District Council, Pippbrook, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SJ phone: 01306 885 001

 
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