By Frances Traynor
18th October 2017
"Working together is critical for a quicker completion."
Thinking of remortgaging your house? Or releasing some equity from it? Or a straightforward sale or purchase? Then you should appoint a conveyancing solicitor.
The property lawyers on Homeward Legal's panel have years of conveyancing experience in Kingston-upon-Thames and throughout Surrey. Our swift and pragmatic approach means we often complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Our solicitors carry out all the legal work for your sale or purchase for a fixed fee.
You will not be charged any solicitors fees, if your London house move does not complete.
Using area expertise, our CQS solicitors will lead you along every step of the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Kingston-upon-Thames is served by the A3, A307, A308 and A310. By rail: The nearest train station is Kingston-upon-Thames. By air: The proximity of Kingston-upon-Thames to London means that there are several accessible airports from the town: London Heliport (7 miles), London Heathrow Airport (9), Northolt Jet Centre (14), London City and London Biggin Hill Airports (both 19 miles), London Gatwick Airport (27), TAG London Farnborough Airport (28), and Wycombe Air Park and Elstree Aerodrome (both 36 miles).
Hospital: Kingston-upon-Thames, Galsworthy Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT2 7QB. Council: Kingston-upon-Thames London Borough Council (www.kingston.gov.uk).
Attractions: Chessington World of Adventures, Kingston-upon-Thames Museum, Hampton Court Palace, London Museum of Water and Steam, Marden Hall Park, and Richmond Park.Q.
The conveyancing process in Kingston-upon-Thames will sometimes be subject to numerous interruptions or delays, some of which cannot be predicted at the outset. Homeward Legal, however, does the best to minimise the impact of these delays by driving the transaction forward with proactive communication along the entire chain. Delays may include the time taken to return management information or someone in the chain awaiting a mortgage offer. Try our online quote calculator, or call our experts on 0800 038 6699 for a fixed-fee quote backed up by our ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.Q.
The short answer is simply that you should appoint a lawyer as soon as possible. This allows the legal work to begin very early in the process. Promptly instructing a solicitor for a sale means that, prior to marketing the property, documents can be prepared to make it potentially more attractive to motivated buyers, whereas if you are buying your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed.Q.
Conveyancing searches are enquiries carried out on your behalf by your solicitor (e.g. a limestone search). Buyers should be aware that conveyancing searches will only cover facets affecting the legal title, and will not incorporate issues that may exist with the structural integrity of the building.Q.
Of the lenders with local branches in Kingston-upon-Thames, Homeward Legal regularly work with the majority of them. Lenders and mortgage specialists, approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders, in Kingston-upon-Thames include:
With Homeward Legal's conveyancing service, clients are charged at most £249 for the standard search bundle.Q.
The Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rate depends on a number of factors but principally on the price you bought your property for. If your building
was purchased for under £125,000, you will not have to pay any stamp duty. For example, the duty owed would be £6,000 on a property bought for £320,000. Note that the government’s budgeting and housing policies may change the rate or the trigger value. You might wish to use a stamp duty calculator like the one at www.stampdutycalculator.org.uk.Q.
Our property lawyers at Homeward Legal take a completely speed-focused style to completing the transfer of title for movers. Homeward Legal always work with conveyancing property lawyers who will communicate by phone and email from the beginning to the end of the property chain. Additionally, our conveyancing lawyers are chosen because they use new practice-management and information technology systems leading to a completion on the sale with minimal stress. Give our team of experts a call on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs further and to obtain a fixed-fee conveyancing quote.Q.
Conservation areas safeguard districts that are defined as being of architectural or historical merit. A conveyancing solicitor will confirm potential liability for unauthorised works and provide more details in the report on title.Q.
Conservation areas in Kingston upon Thames are specified by the local authority (Kingston upon Thames) who govern conservation area concerns from the upkeep of public spaces to the stoppage of ugly highway signs. English Heritage have put together a detailed list of the state of conservation areas in Kingston upon Thames and throughout England along with the trend of the area.Q.
With Homeward Legal's conveyancing service, conveyancing clients are charged at most £249 for the standard search bundle.Q.
There are no arguments why you shouldn't do the conveyancing without a trained Kingston upon Thames solicitor.
That said, a property solicitor is in charge of a long list of activities ranging from chasing retention releases or checking the lease some of which need adequate training.Q.
Homeward Legal will never charge any hidden extra costs under any circumstances. Some firms only provide estimates disguised as quotes. The final bill you receive may be much more.Q.
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.Q.
Conveyancing searches are enquiries carried out on your behalf, for example a limestone search. Purchasers should know that, conveyancing searches will only cover facets affecting the legal title.Q.
The outcome of Aston Cantlow (PCC) v Wallbank confirmed that chancel repair liability could be enforced. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. The solicitor carrying out the legal work for your move will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate. Kingston upon Thames churches include All Saints (Kingston Parish Church), St John the Evangelist and St Luke.