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Conveyancing in Colliers Wood Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/02/18

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

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

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Which local authority looks after Colliers Wood?

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Colliers Wood is located in London Borough of Merton Council, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX, phone: 020 8274 4905

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Which of the lender panels in Colliers Wood are you a member of?

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The Homeward Legal partnership work with all the major lenders serving Colliers Wood homebuyers. Colliers Wood lenders and mortgage specialists include Homeowners Advisory Division, 190 High Street Colliers Wood, London, SW19 2BN.

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Should we plan ahead for gazumping?

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This occurs when a seller agrees to a lower offer and later rejects it. Instead, they then go for a greater offer. Gazumping may happen even months into a transaction. The will be a danger of gazumping in any transaction, because offers are not binding until exchange of contracts. Consider instructing a proactive solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer to reduce the chance of your offer being gazumped.

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Would getting a home buyers survey be a good idea if we are buying a property, irrespective of its condition?

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It is recommended that all purchasers in Colliers Wood book an inspection. There are a wide range of defects which can affect a property, which will not be addressed during a property valuation, which include subsidence.

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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.

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Having read about the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall we are wondering whether conveyancing and environmental searches aren't sufficient?

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Your Colliers Wood property lawyer will also get property environmental searches if the initial conveyancing searches spots a risk of flooding in Colliers Wood.

For extra assurance might be able to speak to a close neighbour.