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Conveyancing in Colliers Wood Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/07/17

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.

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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.

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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.

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Is it prudent to do the legal conveyancing process ourselves.

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Should you want to use the various books to steer you, you can definitely look after the majority of the legal and technical work without the help of Colliers Wood conveyancing solicitor. Essentially DIY conveyancers will not have the appropriate indemnity insurance that every legal practices must possess.

Q.

We are buying in Colliers Wood on a new-build brownfield site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste?

Colliers Wood's local area has a history of contamination from industry, agriculture and the natural environment , like much of the UK. Also considering issues such as groundwater contaminants like hydrocarbons, contaminants affecting Colliers Wood property will be factored into an environmental search.

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If we plan to purchase near Colliers Wood, in the parish of Exbourne, do we need a chancel search?

A.

A conveyancing lawyer is likely to recommend a chancel search, regardless of the parish in which the house being purchased is located. Although some Parochial Church Councils have taken the decision to impose chancel repairs on new owners of affected property, there is no guarantee that a parish which has not imposed liability will not be so in future, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.

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What conservation areas are there in Colliers Wood?

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There are numerous areas of conservation near or within Colliers Wood. The advantages of these restrictions will include more aesthetically pleasant surroundings, but they can add to maintenance costs. Your lawyer will be able to advise further.

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How much can fees for my conveyancing searches be?

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The cost of Colliers Wood searches varies noticeably. Searches are disbursements paid to a third party.

Q.

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

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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.

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

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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.

 
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