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Conveyancing in Belmont Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 29/04/17

Moving into a property in Belmont? Relevant nearby travel and services details:

The nearest airport to Belmont is London Biggin Hill Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, London City Airport is 16 miles, London Heliport Airport is 9 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 16 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 13 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 13 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 14 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 18 miles, Elstree Airport is 23 miles and away. Belmont station is approximately 1 mile from Belmont.

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Noted Belmont interest

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

The nearest hospital is Royal Marsden Sutton.

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We are trying to find a property lawyer that offers cheap conveyancing in Belmont. Will I get a quote or and estimate?

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Many property lawyers claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however extra fees may increase the final invoice.

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We need to complete this purchase as soon as possible, how do we organise a fast exchange and completion in Belmont?

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Experienced buyers will tell you that contacting a proactive solicitor is the key to a faster move. There are several tasks you, as the purchaser, can also do to get moving sooner, including, keeping in regular contact with the solicitor, responding to all correspondence via the fastest means and ordering a property survey early in the transaction.

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How long should it take our lawyer to conclude the conveyancing process on a flat in a property?

It can take anywhere from 1 month to twelve weeks dependent on various things e.g. the efficiency of the vendors lawyer, or contentious issues that may arise.

Homeward Legal's property lawyers are extremely results-orientated, completing the process as quickly we can.

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Is contaminated land in Belmont a problem?

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A range of contaminants caused by natural causes can reduce the value of residential property in Belmont, like waste treatment sites in the area. An environmental search will give more information.

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When do we need to instruct a conveyancer?

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With a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, instructing as soon as possible is wise. The legal work can then begin straight away. Instructing your solicitor sooner can limit the risk of the transaction falling through.

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What is the council tax on a Thirties mid-terrace Band H house in Belmont?

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You should be cover the houses council tax band with the title report. Correct charges for Belmont are listed at the Sutton council site. On (07 June 2012) 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

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I am taking out a mortgage in Belmont with Lloyds TSB Scotland - what will we need to consider?

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A small number of lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel'. For property buyers, this can result in significantly greater conveyancing costs. Homeward Legal, though, are able to act for many lenders so that the buyer will not have to pay legal costs to your lender's solicitor.

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Conveyancing solicitors in Belmont get standard conveyancing searches if acting for a property buyer, but which actual ones?

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If buying and taking out a mortgage the building society of bank requires you to at least the following Local Authority (council), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental, and, depending on certain criteria, particular searches, like Contaminated Land.

 
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