Conveyancing In Dorking Q & A's
We are going to buy a sixties maisonette within a conservation area. How do I locate data on the current standard of repair?
English Heritage now maintain records of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas. Local Dorking conservation areas are designated by the local Mole Valley planning authority, who are responsible for everything from public spaces to the policing of modern telephone boxes.
Is zinc (Zn) identified in Dorking top-soil?
Given the history of industry and agriculture in parts of Dorking, soil contamination is impossible to completely avoid. The local authority for Dorking will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.
We are on a deadline and would like get fast conveyancing, what can we do to speed up our transaction?
Finding a proactive and experienced solicitor is crucial to buying faster. You should consider:
- Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?
- Do they use email?
- Will they order searches immediately?
Will my assigned Dorking property solicitor tell me about the cost of the council tax for a Band H cottage prior to exchange?
Your homes band should in most cases be identified within the report on title, and by the local authority. Up-to-date charges for properties in Dorking are detailed online at the Mole Valley council site. On, 11 February 2013, band rates are:
- Band A - £1,006.00
- Band B - £1,174.00
- Band C - £1,341.00
- Band D - £1,509.00
- Band E - £1,844.00
- Band F - £2,180.00
- Band G - £2,515.00
- Band H - £3,018.00
Following recent news about the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall, I am questioning if flood risk searches won't be detailed enough?
Conveyancing searches conducted by the Dorking conveyancer will also include a more thorough search (Landmark) if required.
If you remain still nervous you could try to approach a neighbour of the property or local Surrey flood repair builder, such as: Bright Outlook, 9 Dukes Ride, Holmwood Park, Dorking, RH5 4TY Tel: 01306 742008.
Are the doctors/dentists/schools oversubscribed in the area I want to move to?
Although your conveyancing solicitor may have some personal knowledge of these critical factors, they are not part of the conveyancing process, so will not form part of the contract.
If aspects such as how likely you’ll get into a surgery or school are important to you, it is worth factoring this in at an early stage when you are researching the areas into which you want to move. You can also glean some facts from the estate agent representing properties where you want to move, too. You might also like to contact the surgeries or schools for further information.
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