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Conveyancing in Esher Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/07/17

Practical regional transport and public service facts and figures ;

The closest station to Esher is Esher, almost 1 mile away and the nearest airport to Esher is Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 9 miles, London City Airport is 21 mile s, London Heliport Airport is 11 miles s, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 9 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 19 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 18 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 17 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 20 miles, White Waltham Airport is 20 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 21 mile s, London Biggin Hill Airport is 18 miles and Booker Airport is 25 miles away.

The nearest hospital is Walton Community.

Q.

How do I find the best conveyancing rates in Esher for a 409,000 property?

A.

Many online and high street law firms purport to offer so-called cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional charges are frequently hidden in small print which buyers may have not read carefully Any extra charges included in terms of engagement ought to be reasonable and clear. They come into force only if the conveyancer is required to complete unexpected extra work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Applicable disbursements should also be clearly stated on your conveyancing quote

Q.

Where do we determine additional info on the upkeep of the conservation areas in Esher?

A.

English Heritage, a government body, maintain records of the state of conservation areas in Esher and across England. Local Esher conservation area issues, such as paths, rear extensions or poorly maintained pavements are handled by the local authority (Elmbridge).

Q.

Do we need to get a house surveyor to check for defects affecting the Esher home purchase?

A.

It is suggested that you book an inspection when you intend to buy in Esher. There can be many issues that

can affect a property, such as dry rot or roof spread, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

Q.

We are intending to purchase a barn conversion in Godstone. Is a chancel search needed?

A.

Your conveyancing solicitor is likely to recommend a chancel search, regardless of the parish where the home being bought is located. In older areas of Esher, chancel repair has the potential to be charged on current owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) may have not done so in the past. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

Q.

I am intending to be finally moving out of our terraced home near Esher to our next home in Epsom , what is the best point to select a removals firm?

A.

We will advocate that home buyers and sellers put off organising removals until such time as formal exchange of contracts as typically an absolute moving date will not have been contractually agreed.

Usually home removals companies will levy a late cancellation amount . Try Esher Removals, Park Street, Esher, KT10 8QS Telephone: 07500 969561.

Q.

How many weeks should it take my designated lawyer to carry out all of the conveyancing work for the lower floor of Edwardian house we are buying in Esher?

A.

The process can take anywhere from 1 month to twelve weeks depending on various issues, like the efficiency of the seller's property lawyer, or whether additional searches are required.

Q.

What can contaminate land in Esher. Will they be properly investigated?

A.

Property in Esher may be contaminated by several environmental concerns. Contaminants including hazardous substances in the ground will be considered as part of the environmental searches.

Q.

What should we do regarding beryllium (Be) soil contamination in Esher?

A.

Given the history of industry and agriculture in parts of Esher, soil contamination is unavoidable. Also considering issues such as groundwater contamination and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs), contaminants affecting Esher property will be factored into an environmental search.

 
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