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Conveyancing in Egham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/07/17

Useful local Egham services facts and figures ;

Egham's closest airport is Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport (4 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 6 miles, London Heliport Airport is 17 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 15 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 5 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 11 miles s, Elstree Airport is 19 miles, White Waltham Airport is 11 miles s, Blackbushe Airport is 15 miles and Booker Airport is 17 miles away and the nearest station to Egham is Egham, approximately a mile away.

Egham is very close at a mile of junction entry 13 Westbound of the M25.

Ashford, Staines is the closest hospital.

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I need the cheapest conveyancing solicitors. What is included?

A.

Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many solicitors advertise cheap conveyancing, but additional fees may be added into the solicitor's terms, left unread by preoccupied buyers Fees needs to be reasonable and be applicable solely where your lawyer is required to complete extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid ought to be listed on a conveyancing quote

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Are buyers frequently gazumped in Egham?

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Gazumping describes when a lower offer is, following agreement, later rejected by the house seller, in preference to another purchaser's offer. The risk of getting

gazumped exists for almost any purchase. Consider instructing an efficient solicitor as early as possible to reduce the chance of your offer being gazumped.

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I have requested a conveyancing quote from you. Are there any extra costs?

A.

We never charge any hidden costs for any reason. Some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs. The final bill you receive may be much more.

Q.

Should I use a law firm suggested by our agent?

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Many agents have arrangements with solicitors where they refer clients to them. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, an agent may decide to recommend the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.

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Is Egham top-soil potentially contaminated by manganese?

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Soil contamination is carefully monitored. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as acidic compounds.

Q.

For a property valued at £768000. What will be calculated for stamp duty?

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The Stamp Duty rate which will be owed is based on the purchase price of the house. For a property sold for £768000, SDLT will be £30720.*

*Accurate March 2013

Q.

Which local authority looks after Egham?

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Egham is located in Runnymede Borough Council, Civic Offices, Station Road, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 2AH, phone: 01932 838 383

Q.

Should the fixtures and fittings include lampshades?

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Property buyers are often frustrated by confusion over fixtures and fittings. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction. This can make the clarification of any difference of opinion so important.

 
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