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Conveyancing in Kew Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Kew area information

Wimbledon London Windmill, Chiswick House English Heritage and 7 Hammersmith Terrace Historic Houses Association are close at hand to Kew.

Kew is within a miles off the M4 junction entry 1 Westbound.

Kew's nearest airport is Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport (7 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 8 miles, London City Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 5 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 9 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 8 miles, Elstree Airport is 12 miles, White Waltham Airport is 21 mile s, London Biggin Hill Airport is 17 miles and Booker Airport is 24 miles away. Kew's closest station is Kew Gardens.

The nearest hospital to Kew is West London Brentford.


What are the best conveyancing rates for a 718,000 property?


Many solicitors promote supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Unfortunately extra costs may be added into the solicitor's terms of engagement. Your conveyancing quote ought to list costs to be paid to third parties, including search providers, (disbursments).The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.


Which issues help with ensuring a fast conveyancing process?


Finding a proactive property lawyer is key a fast completion. Furthermore, there are various jobs you could do. These include:

  • contacting your property lawyer regularly
  • quickly answering your property lawyer's questions (by email if possible)
  • arranging your mortgage offer


Will I need to get a chancel liability search when I am buying a Kew property on the same street as a 12th Century rectory?

Potentially amounting to over £100,000 in repair cost obligations, chancel liability should be considered by buyers of Kew property likely to be affected. A number of sources are used to identify liability, including parish records. Ecclesiastical properties in this area include St Anne, St Francis of Assisi, St Luke and St Philip & All Saints.


Will the fees for our conveyancing cover any supplementary hidden charges?


Homeward Legal's solicitors will never charge any hidden extra fees under any circumstances. Some solicitor do not give accurate quotes, only estimates, which they will not be required to adhere to.


What kind of due diligence in respect to the risk of a flood to properties in Surrey will the conveyancer in Kew look into?


A qualified conveyancing solicitor will carry out property environmental searches that will include Kew flood risk area information.


How do we stop gazumping?


Gazumping occurs when an offer is accepted, and then rejected, by the property owner, choosing instead a higher offer. Although gazumping is less common in a declining market, there will always be a danger. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct your property solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer.


What can a Kew conveyancing lawyer recommend if the house we hope to buy is in a Hounslow conservation area that has unlawful stone cladding fitted to it?


The local authority LLC1 searches carried out by a solicitor as part of the conveyancing will ascertain whether the property is inside a conservation area and any evidence of local authority approval for modifications will be required.


In relation to the Met Office warning of more intense rainfall we are anxious that conveyancing and environmental searches aren't detailed enough?


A good property lawyer in Kew should always get in depth property environmental searches (Landmark database search) if the environmental searches identifies any kind of the local Kew flood risk

Sometimes property buyers to get in touch with a neighbour for additional extra insight.