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Conveyancing in Banstead Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/10/17

Banstead attractions

Tadworth Surrey Windmill, Cheam Lumley Chapel Churches Conservation Trust and Croydon Airport Vistor Centre Aviation Museum are easily accessible from Banstead.

The closest airport to Banstead is London Biggin Hill Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, London City Airport is 17 miles, London Heliport Airport is 11 miles s, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 16 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 12 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 12 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 14 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 19 miles, Elstree Airport is 24 miles and away. Banstead's closest train station is Banstead.

The most convenient hospital to Banstead is Royal Marsden Sutton.

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How do I find affordable conveyancing?

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Numerous solicitors purport to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However additional costs are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Any disbursements must also be stated on the conveyancing quote. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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When buying a period maisonette in the boundary of conservation area in Banstead, how do we find more data in regards to the state of repair of the Banstead conservation area?

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English Heritage, a government body, have assembled a list of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas. Conservation areas are created by the local authority (Reigate and Banstead) who administer things like the upkeep of public spaces to the halting of advertising hoardings.

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What average time should I expect it to take for our lawyer to accomplish the conveyancing work for the lower floor of Regency house we hope to buy in Banstead?

The process can take anywhere from a month to three months, contingent on any number of things, such as the speed of the vendor's solicitor, or whether there are any linked sales. Our highly conveyancing solicitors are very focused on pushing transactions through you moving home as quickly as possible.

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What sort of local conveyancing searches in relation to the potential risk of floods in the Surrey region will the conveyancing solicitor in Banstead actually apply for?

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A crucial component in the conveyancing protocol involves a conveyancer carrying out conveyancing searches that offer details with regard to Banstead flood risk. A more specialist flood search, for instance the Landmark search, might be proposed by your lawyer in Banstead if the results of the initial searches suggest a potential flood risk to the property.

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How do we determine stamp duty tax, how much do we need to budget for a £1117000 Banstead property?

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The Stamp Duty you will owe will depend on the valuation. On a £1117000 residential property in Banstead, stamp duty will be £55850 (information correct 17/02/2013).

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What will a Banstead conveyancing lawyer do if the flat we are intending to buy is in a conservation area and has unsightly windows installed?

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The lawyer is required to identify whether your new home is inside a conservation area, and if so whether any modifications have essential consents from the Reigate and Banstead planning authority.

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As a result of the serious flooding in the UK in April 2012 I am worried that flood risk searches aren't thorough enough?

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Conveyancing searches (environmental) applied for by your Banstead conveyancer will include the far more detailed Landmark flood search if the risk is deemed significant.

If you are concerned you could attempt to contact a neighbour of the property.

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Which Banstead lenders do you work with?

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Of lenders with offices in Banstead, we in conjunction with most. Banstead lenders and mortgage specialists include Lloyds TSB Bank PLC, 38 High St, Banstead, SM7 2LU, Mortgage Select, Po Box 25, Banstead, SM7 2WA, and Fairford Consultants, Burghside/Brighton Rd, Banstead, SM7 1BB.