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Conveyancing in Kew Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

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.

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

I am buying in Kew. How can we check if the house is in a conservation area?

A.

These areas distinguish neighbourhoods of architectural or historic interest. Your property solicitor will provide more details and discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area.

Q.

Will we need a chancel search if we are intending to buy in the parish of Wapping, near Kew?

A Kew conveyancing solicitor may suggest that a chancel search be ordered. Chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on the current owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils may have spared previous owners or tenants, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Kew?

A.

Kew is located in London Borough of Hounslow Council, Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 4DN, Tel: 020 8583 2000

Q.

I am buying in Kew with HSBC Bank - what do we need to be aware of?

A.

Recently, a number of lenders have reduced the number of firms able to act for them. Homeward Legal can act for all large mortgage lenders so that you will not be required to pay legal fees for your lender's solicitor.

Q.

Which issues help with ensuring a fast conveyancing process?

A.

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

Q.

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?

A.

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.

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What local factors can impact land in Kew. Will they be checked for thoroughly?

A.

Several contaminants caused by environmental factors can ruin land, and factors including petroleum and fuel sites should be reported on during conveyancing searches.

 
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