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Conveyancing in Colliers Wood Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

Colliers Wood area information

Morden Hall Park National Trust and Wandsworth London Windmill are near to Colliers Wood.

Colliers Wood's nearest airport is London Biggin Hill Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 13 miles, London City Airport is 12 miles, London Heliport Airport is 4 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 14 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 18 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 18 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 12 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 14 miles, Elstree Airport is 18 miles and away. Haydons Road train station is about a mile from Colliers Wood.

The closest hospital to Colliers Wood is St Georges London.

Q.

Although there are lots of £99 fixed quotes online, how do we find a reputable one? I need to find low cost conveyancing in Colliers Wood.

A.

Many solicitors purport to offer cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra fees may be added into the small print, left unread by preoccupied property buyers and sellers Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on the quote Costs which are listed in terms and conditions ought to be clearly defined.

Q.

What average time will it take for my assigned conveyancing solicitor to carry out all of the legal work on a semi detached new build property we are buying in Colliers Wood?

A.

Completion can take anywhere between one month and twelve weeks, which can be hampered by any number of things, such as the speed of the vendor's conveyancing solicitor, or absent parties. Homeward Legal's property solicitors are extremely results-focused exchanging as soon we can.

Q.

Can you state how we avoid paying for stamp duty in Colliers Wood?

A.

We do not recommend any stamp duty avoidance, as such schemes are costly and unreliable.

Q.

I am purchasing a £98000 Colliers Wood residential property. What will be calculated for stamp duty?

A.

Stamp Duty Land Tax will depend on the purchase price. Stamp duty will be £0 on a £98000 home.

Q.

For fast legal work to buy a £234,000 residence, what can we do to speed up the process?

A.

Most importantly, a fast completion is crucial to instruct a experienced solicitor. Beyond that, there are a range of tasks you could do. These include:

  • requesting regular updates from your solicitor and keep the pressure on
  • responding to your solicitor by phone, fax or email wherever possible
  • organising your finances, including arranging a mortgage

Q.

We have a pressing need for fast Colliers Wood conveyancing solicitors, is that your company?

A.

Our team takes a take charge approach to fulfilling conveyancing.

Our solicitors approach to conveyancing is different - we use the very latest automated practice management systems .

We always also give vendors a regulated solicitor qualified to exert pressure with the complete home buyer and seller chain for example other buyers and sellers, for a fast exchange.

Q.

Principality Building Society will be our mortgage lender, is there anything I need to check?

A.

Over the last two years, some lenders are now reducing their 'solicitor panel', which may result in increased legal costs for home buyers. Homeward Legal are able to act for all large mortgage lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.

Q.

How much is the council tax on a residential converted Band C building in Colliers Wood?

A.

Usually a title report should cover the Merton council tax band. Up-to-date charges for residents of Colliers Wood are set out in detail at the Merton local authority site. Currently (18 December 2012) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £942.00
  • Band B - £1,099.00
  • Band C - £1,256.00
  • Band D - £1,413.00
  • Band E - £1,727.00
  • Band F - £2,041.00
  • Band G - £2,355.00
  • Band H - £2,827.00

 
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