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Conveyancing in Godstone Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

Read all about the Godstone area ;

Motorists are well served with Godstone ideally situated with very convenient major road access close at inside 1m of Junction 6 Westbound of the M25.

The closest airport to Godstone is London Biggin Hill Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 23 miles, London City Airport is 19 miles, London Heliport Airport is 17 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 8 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 8 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 22 miles and away. Godstone's closest train station is Godstone at 2 miles.

North Downs Caterham is the closest hospital to Godstone.

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How do I get affordable conveyancing in Godstone?

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Both high-street and online firms claim to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing'. However additional fees may be added into the terms and conditions. The disbursements to be paid should be included on your conveyancing quote Additional fees found in terms of engagement should be fair. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

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How do we determine stamp duty and how much should it be on a £942000 residential property?

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Stamp Duty is based on the purchase price. Stamp duty will be £37680 on a £942000 house or flat.

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What type of local conveyancing searches concerning the risk and history of local flooding around Surrey will a Godstone property lawyer be able to do?

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An important part of the legal due diligence process involves your lawyer carrying out conveyancing and environmental searches that set out details on the Godstone area flood risk.

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Conveyancing solicitors in Godstone order varied conveyancing searches if instructed by a home buyer, what specific searches?

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If purchasing and applying for a mortgage the lender mandates a solicitor to get at least the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environment Search as well as any specific searches for example Anti Money Laundering Search.

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In Godstone, are there services of contaminated soil remediation?

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If property in Godstone has been contaminated, remediation can often be possible. For more detail, contact Top Soil Specialists, Flint Hall Farmhouse/Flower La, Godstone, RH9 8DE.

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Is it necessary that we get a chancel search when we are purchasing in Godstone?

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Owners of property near to a medieval church may be required to contribute towards the cost of repairs. This is referred to as chancel repair liability. As a consequence of a recent Act, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. A solicitor will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Godstone churches which may give rise to chancel liability include St Nicholas.

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I am buying a sixties house in the middle of a Godstone conservation area, where does one get details concerning the state of repair?

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Following a campaign, English Heritage keep a list of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas. Conservation areas in Godstone are nominated by the local Tandridge planning authority, who administer things like the upkeep of public spaces to the policing of back illuminated signs.

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What are fixtures and fittings?

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Purchasers are frequently confused by the lack of detail regarding 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.

 
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