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Conveyancing in Merton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/10/17

Local travel information

Motorists are well served with Merton situated with very good major road access about 2m of the A40M.

The nearest train station to Merton is Charing Cross. The nearest airport to Merton is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 4 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 15 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 14 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away.

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Merton points of interest

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Brixton London Windmill, London National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are situated in Merton.

The nearest hospital to Merton is Royal London Homeopathic.

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Can you confirm your cheapest fee for a £772k property? We need to find affordable conveyancing.

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Many online and high street solicitors claim to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional fees are often hiding in the small print. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid should be included on a quote. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Which Merton mortgage lenders do you work with?

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Of lenders with local branches in or near Merton, Homeward Legal work beside many. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Quest Financial Services, 22 Seaforth Av, New Malden, KT3 6JP, Mortgage Store, 3 High St, Carshalton, SM5 3AP, and JSB Associates, 82 Wickham Av, Sutton, SM3 8DX.

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How could the conveyancing process in Merton take weeks to complete? Isn't it just filing paperwork?

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The conveyancing process may take more time. Homeward Legal work hard to lessen their impact wherever feasible. Delays may include waiting for responses from third parties.

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Is contaminated land a problem for many houses in Merton?

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Residential property in Merton will be contaminated by a broad range of natural causes and human activities, such as sand or clay quarries. An environmental search can give more clarity.

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Bookshops and the web have many very helpful handbooks about how to do DIY conveyancing. In which case, do I need to use a property lawyer in Merton ?

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If you wish to attempt to do this you can practically embark on the majority of the your own conveyancing without an experienced lawyer in Merton. In reality however, a conveyancer carries out a significant number of skilled tasks e.g. understanding the practical side of the process or locating planning docs which need a skilled professional. Above all DIY conveyancers will be working without appropriate indemnity cover that all firms and their solicitors are required by their regulator to take out.

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For fast conveyancing on the purchase of a £ 481k residence, what should we do?

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Many buyers will, correctly, argue that fast Merton conveyancing is crucial to is to use a proactive solicitor. There are a number of tasks you can do, including, quickly answering your solicitor's questions (by email if possible), ordering a property survey early in the transaction and contacting your solicitor regularly.

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Will a Merton conveyancing solicitor conduct any searches on the London Fifties semi-detached building I want to buy?

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If taking out a mortgage the building society of bank expects the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environmental,, and possibly specific local Merton searches, which might include British Waterways.

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Flood risk searches may be standard procedure but in light of recent weather changes for instance the terrible flooding in the UK in April 2012 are they sufficient to establish sufficient information about the ever changing Merton flood risk area?

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Conveyancing searches carried out by a property lawyer in Merton will also include the far more specialist flood search if it is felt necessary.

If you are still anxious it may be worth trying to contact a neighbour or local resident.