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Conveyancing in Carshalton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/02/18

Carshalton area information

Shirley London Windmill, Cheam Lumley Chapel Churches Conservation Trust and Croydon Airport Vistor Centre Aviation Museum are in the vicinity of Carshalton.

London Biggin Hill Airport is 9 miles from Carshalton. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, London City Airport is 14 miles, London Heliport Airport is 8 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 16 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 15 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 14 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 14 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 17 miles, Elstree Airport is 22 miles and away. Carshalton station is about 1 mile from Carshalton.

The most convenient hospital for Carshalton is St Helier, Carshalton.

Q.

I need low cost conveyancing in Carshalton. What is included?

A.

Both high-street and online solicitors advertise theoretically cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional costs can inflate the final bill. Additional fees should be reasonable and clear. Applicable disbursements ought to be listed on a quote

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What do we need to calculate stamp duty in Carshalton, and what should we budget for a £329000 residential property?

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The Stamp Duty Land Tax that is payable will depend on the value of the house or flat. For a Carshalton property valued at £329000, SDLT will be £9870.*

*(Source - www.gov.uk, July 2012)

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Of the main Carshalton lenders, who have joined your panel?

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Of lenders with branches in Carshalton, Homeward Legal work beside many. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include GT Financial, 1 Mulgrave Ct/Mulgrave Rd, Sutton, SM2 6LF, K B P F, 8 Cheam Rd, Sutton, SM1 1SR, and ADS Mortgage Solutions Ltd, Lombard House/2 Purley Way, Croydon, CR0 3JP.

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How much is the council tax on a residential end of terrace Band B house in Carshalton?

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You will be informed about your new house's council tax band as part of the title report.

Up-to-date charges for residents of Carshalton are set out in detail on the Sutton council website. On (31 July 2012) band 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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Is a house survey necessary when purchasing a house?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors recommend that property purchasers arrange a RICS surveyor. There are a range of defects that can affect a property. These can include wet rot.

Q.

Is topsoil in Carshalton contaminated by molybdenum (Mo)?

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Carshalton's local area has a history of contamination from industry, agriculture and the natural environment , like much of the UK. Other sources of contaminated land include water contaminants such as petrol and chlorine.

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What can contaminate land in Carshalton?

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A broad range of contaminants may spoil property, such as sand or clay quarries. An environmental search can provide much more clarity.

Q.

How much can the conveyancing searches in Carshalton usually cost?

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With Homeward Legal, you will be expected to pay at most £249 for conveyancing searches for a Carshalton purchase.