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Conveyancing in Knaphill Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

Local transport information

The closest station to Knaphill is Brookwood and the closest airport to Knaphill is Farnborough (TAG London) Airport (8 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 13 miles, London Heliport Airport is 22 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 12 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 22 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 12 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 19 miles, White Waltham Airport is 14 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 10 miles and Booker Airport is 22 miles away.

Priory Woking is the most convenient hospital.

Q.

How do I find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Knaphill?

A.

Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers and sellers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned, and many property lawyers advertise theoretically cheap conveyancing, but extra fees may be added into the terms. Any disbursements to be paid should be included on a quote Any additional costs found in terms and conditions should be reasonable. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

What will a Knaphill conveyancing lawyer recommend if the house is in a Woking (borough) planning authority conservation area that possibly has unseemly satellite dishes added?

A.

Woking (borough) local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) carried out by your Knaphill conveyancing solicitor in the process of the conveyancing will confirm if the property is within a designated conservation area proof of authorisation for additions to the property will be required.

Q.

We are in a contract race situation, and need organise a fast purchase, what can we do to speed up our conveyancing process?

Most importantly, contacting a proactive and experienced property lawyer is key a fast transaction. You should consider:

  • Do they use email?
  • Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?
  • Do they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Knaphill?

A.

Knaphill is located in Woking Borough Council, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6YL, phone: 01483 755 855

Q.

Property solicitors in Knaphill order standard searches if instructed to act for a property buyer, but which particular ones?

A.

If buying and applying for a mortgage the lender expects specific searches, including the following Local Authority, Drainage Search and Environmental and perhaps specific searches, which might include Land Charges Search (K15).

Q.

Will the Knaphill lawyer carry out official or personal searches on my property purchase?

A.

The property solicitor will brief you about the most appropriate course of action, depending on issues like mortgage lender requirements. For personal searches, your lawyer might perhaps look for a local search company, for instance, STL Group plc, Edbrooke House, 11-13 St Johns Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 7SE Tel: 01483 715355 Fax: 01483 756837

Q.

As a result of the fact that 4 of the top 5 wettest years recorded were in last 12 years we are worried that conveyancing and environmental searches might not be detailed enough?

A.

A solicitor in Knaphill will advise you to also get informative environmental searches if the first conveyancing searches determine a Knaphill flood risk area data

You may be able to get in touch with a future neighbour for that extra comfort.

Q.

Which of the lender panels in Knaphill are you on?

A.

Most lenders in Knaphill are on our Knaphill solicitors' panel. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Mortgage Bureau, 34-34a High St, Knaphill, Woking, GU21 2PY.

 
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