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Conveyancing in Hindhead Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/07/17

Living in the Hindhead area? ;

The nearest train station to Hindhead is Haslemere, approximately 2 miles away. The nearest airport to Hindhead is Farnborough (TAG London) Airport (12 miles). Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles and Blackbushe Airport is 16 miles away.

Holy Cross Shottermill hospital is relatively close to Hindhead.


We are trying to find a fixed rate conveyancing quote. as we are on a budget.


Many online and high street solicitors offer cheap conveyancing. Often extra costs are frequently hidden in small print, left unregarded by busy buyers and sellers Any additional costs should be reasonable. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.


What type of flood plain searches about the risk and history of local flooding in the Surrey region will my conveyancer in Hindhead actually do?


A residential property solicitor will carry out standard property conveyancing searches that should include Hindhead flood risk information. In addition a conveyancing solicitor in Hindhead might possibly suggest a more involved (e.g. Landmark) in-depth flood search.


What designated conservation areas are there in Hindhead?


The areas located near Hindhead include a range of areas of historical merit registered as conservation areas. You may wish to contact the local council for more detail, but your lawyer will address this during the house-buying process.


Flood searches are conveyancing protocol but considering current events for example the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall are they comfort enough to determine sufficient information about the Hindhead risk of flooding?

A diligent Hindhead property solicitor will recommend that you also get flood searches (Landmark database search) if the standard conveyancing searches determine a the local Hindhead flood risk

Perhaps you could speak to a neighbour of the property for further peace of mind.


Would it be imprudent to take care of DIY conveyancing without help.


Technically there are no arguments why a home buyer cant go down that route and undertake the bulk of the conveyancing yourself. That said, a conveyancing solicitor is familiar with a large number of skilled tasks ranging from chasing replies to requisitions or collating and preparing contract and package which really need a qualified professional. Moreover solicitors are compelled to carry cover to protect you in the event of any losses you encounter.


Does 'fixtures and fittings' include things like aerials and satellite dishes?


In the main, fixtures are fixed elements, such as cupboards to walls, floors or ceilings and fixtures can be more easily removed. 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 completion of a fixtures and fitting form necessary.


Hindhead conveyancers conduct some searches if acting for a purchase client, what particular ones?


If you are applying for a mortgage a mortgage lender will expect specific searches, including the following for Hindhead: Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and perhaps less common searches e.g. a CON346.


Does the Hindhead property solicitor in form me about the cost of the council tax on a Band A maisonette prior to completion?


Your property solicitor will speak to the appropriate Waverley local council to ascertain the relevant council tax rates, which will be written in the conveyancing report on title.

Correct charges for Hindhead are published on the Waverley council site. As of 22 November 2012 rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £1,040.00
  • Band B - £1,213.00
  • Band C - £1,386.00
  • Band D - £1,559.00
  • Band E - £1,906.00
  • Band F - £2,252.00
  • Band G - £2,599.00
  • Band H - £3,119.00