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Conveyancing in Kingston upon Thames Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

Kingston upon Thames services information

According to the most recent census (2011), Kingston upon Thames has a residential population 531,664 spread over an area of 33,876 hectares (83,710 acres) which equals a residential population density 15.7 people per hectare (6.4 per acre).

Kingston upon Thames's closest airport is Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 8 miles, London City Airport is 17 miles, London Heliport Airport is 7 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 9 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 23 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 19 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 19 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 11 miles s, Elstree Airport is 17 miles, White Waltham Airport is 21 mile s, Blackbushe Airport is 24 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 16 miles away. Kingston upon Thames's nearest station is Kingston.

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Things to do in Kingston upon Thames

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Ham House National Trust , Wimbledon London Windmill, Marble Hill House English Heritage and Esher St George Churches Conservation Trustare all around Kingston upon Thames.

The most convenient hospital for Kingston upon Thames is Kingston Kingston upon Thames.

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How do we find affordable conveyancing?

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Various property lawyers offer cheap conveyancing, but additional costs can inflate the solicitor's invoice. Any disbursements to be paid should be included on your quote

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Does my conveyancer in Kingston upon Thames order any searches on the London Victorian semi-detached home I want to buy?

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If you are getting a mortgage the building society of bank mandates specific searches, including these searches - Local Authority Search, Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environment Search, and perhaps particular searches, like SIM Search.

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If we are intending to purchase near Kingston upon Thames, in the parish of Hornsey, do we need a chancel search?

Your lawyer may suggest that a chancel search be taken out, whichever parish where the residence being bought is found. Although some Parochial Church Councils have decided to exact chancel repairs on the current owners of land subject to chancel liability, it is not possible to be certain that a parish where repair costs have not been paid before, that this will not automatically be the case for future owners. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.

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The property seller looks to have installed unsuitable dormer windows in Kingston upon Thames which we think might contravene local conservation area criteria

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The conveyancing solicitor will make enquiries to verify if your proposed purchase is affected by a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have the necessary permission from the Kingston upon Thames planning authority.

If no appropriate consents be supplied the solicitor will recommend the alternatives such as taking out an indemnity insurance policy or seeking retrospective consent.

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What are fixtures and fittings?

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Commonly, fixtures are permanently fixed to walls and other surfaces 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 makes resolving any confusion between buyer and seller on this issue so urgent.

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We are buying on a brownfield site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste?

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Kingston upon Thames and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. The local authority for Kingston upon Thames will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.

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Which local authority is responsible for Kingston upon Thames?

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Kingston upon Thames is located in Kingston upon Hull City Council, Guildhall, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AB, phone: 01482 300 300

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Would ordering a home buyers survey be advisable when purchasing a property?

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It is strongly advised that buyers instruct a house surveyor to carry out a survey if you are planning to buy in Kingston upon Thames. It is a fact that there are a wide range of concerns which affect a property, for example settlement and cracked roof tiles. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

 
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