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Conveyancing in Knaphill Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/07/17

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.

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How do I find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Knaphill?

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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.

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

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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).

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How much will the conveyancing searches be?

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With a Homeward Legal solicitor, a purchase conveyancing client expected to pay at most £249 for searches for a Knaphill purchase. Informative but less frequently ordered extra searches include a British waterways search.

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If we are intending to buy near Knaphill, in the parish of Nutfield, do we need a chancel search?

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Your property solicitor is likely to recommend a chancel search, irrespective of the parish where the home being bought is located. Through some parish councils have determined to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of lay rectorships, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish where repair costs have not been paid before will remain liability-free for new owners. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.

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What authority keeps records for overseeing the state of repair of conservation areas in Knaphill and Knaphill?

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Conservation areas are specified by the local authority (Woking (borough)) who preside over everything from including things like excessive road signs, extensions and street furniture. English Heritage keep a detailed list in relation to the state of conservation areas as well as the vulnerability of the area.

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

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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

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In 2 months we are expecting to be finally moving out of our semi detached home on the outskirts of Knaphill to our new property in Kingston at what point to select a removals firm?

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Most conveyancers usually recommend that you put off booking a removals company until the contracts have exchanged has been notified as a date wont have been scheduled. Try Bisley Removal Services, Bull Housen Farm Shaftesbury Road, Bisley, Woking, GU24 9EW Telephone: 01483 489611.

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Which local authority is responsible for Knaphill?

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

 
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