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Conveyancing in East Twickenham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/04/17

Pertinent local services information -

Commuters are well catered for with East Twickenham ideally situated with very good major road access nearby at 2 miles of the A40M.

London City Airport is 7 miles from East Twickenham. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 4 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 15 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 14 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away. The nearest station to East Twickenham is Charing Cross, about a mile away.

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East Twickenham area info

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Brixton London Windmill, London National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are in the vicinity of East Twickenham.

The closest hospital is Royal London Homeopathic.

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How do I find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in East Twickenham?

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The lack of clarity surrounding this point catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many firms offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional fees will be included in the terms and conditions.

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Is it recommended to get a chancel search when you are buying in East Twickenham?

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Owners of property in East Twickenham may be subject to chancel repair liability. Several sources are used to determine liability in East Twickenham, including the Title Register database.

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What average time does it take the conveyancing solicitor to carry out all of the legal work for a flat in a property we are intending to buy?

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The legal process can take anywhere between 3 weeks and 12 weeks dependent on a number of things, such as the speed of the vendor's conveyancing solicitor, or the speed of the local authority.

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Are there many conservation areas in East Twickenham?

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The local areas near or within East Twickenham include several areas of historical merit designated as conservation areas. A property solicitor will discuss the relevant responsibilities.

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Are there any lenders with East Twickenham offices?

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The Homeward Legal partnership have worked with all the major lenders providing financing to purchasers in East Twickenham. East Twickenham lenders and mortgage specialists include Mortgage Power, 148 The Crossways, Hounslow, TW5 0JR, MJS Mortgage Consultants Ltd, 2 Park Cr, Twickenham, TW2 6NT, and A M C, Syon La, Isleworth, TW7 5PZ.

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How is stamp duty tax calculated, what will we need to pay on a £1.007mil property?

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The SDLT due is based on the home's price. For a house in East Twickenham estimated at £1.007mil, the rate will be £50350.*

*Correct as of 17/02/2013

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Flood risk searches may be all well and good but with current events such as the fact that 2 8m people are at risk from surface flooding are they comfort enough to identify sufficient information about the East Twickenham future flood risk?

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A thorough East Twickenham conveyancing solicitor should get specialist property environmental searches if the standard conveyancing searches identifies a local East Twickenham flood risk.

It may be sensible to also contact a neighbour or local resident for that more peace of mind.

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I am on a very small budget - Can doing DIY conveyancing without a East Twickenham conveyancing solicitor save any cash?

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There is absolutely no reason why you should not carry out the majority of the legal and technical work without East Twickenham property lawyer. However, a property lawyer typically handles a huge number of functions such as approving enquiries on searches and handling retentions most of which are more safely handled with appropriate a skilled professional.

 
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