Does 'fixtures and fittings' include things like light switches?
Buyers will often be frustrated with the lack of formality around which fixtures and fittings should be included. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.
Is a retention fee a disbursement or a fee?
A quote will list all fees and disbursements. This cost is a fee not a disbursement. It should be included in a quote.
Which regions of Carshalton are protected by a conservation area?
The local areas in or near Carshalton include a range of conservation areas. The local council will be able to provide more details about local conservation areas, and the solicitor handling your purchase will discuss the relevant responsibilities.
Are there companies who remediate contaminated top soil in Carshalton?
If land has been contaminated by industry or other sources, remediation can often be possible, and local authorities will usually be responsible. Speak to Perfect Turf, 6 Carshalton Place, Carshalton, SM5 3BH for more information.
Should we get a chancel search? We are purchasing a Carshalton house by a 14th Century vicarage.
The Law Lords decision in a court case between a parish council and owners of neighbouring farmland liable for church repairs reaffirmed that 'lay rectors' of property must fund church repairs. A number of sources are used to identify liability, including the Title Register database. Carshalton Church of England properties where a chancel search may be appropriate include All Saints and Beeches, The Good Shepherd.
Of the main Carshalton lenders, who have joined your panel?
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.
How much is the council tax on a residential end of terrace Band B house in Carshalton?
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