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Conveyancing in Merton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

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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I am purchasing in Merton with Derbyshire Home Loans, is there anything I need to be aware of?

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Until recently, most solicitors could act for the majority lenders. Some lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel', which may result in increased legal costs for property buyers. We will act on behalf of many UK mortgage lenders.

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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?

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.

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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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How early is it wise to instruct a solicitor to handle our sale?

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In simple terms, the sooner you instruct a firm, the better, as there are several tasks which may begin very early in the process. Early instruction of a conveyancing solicitor can reduce the likelihood of the transaction aborting.

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I need to exchange contracts on the conveyancing on a leasehold apartment within 4 weeks, are you fast property lawyers in Merton ?

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We believe that our active lawyers adopt a highly efficient method to concluding the legal process Homeward Legals approach is to use modern workflow systems .

More importantly we always allocate you a conveyancing property lawyer prepared to communicate up and down the buyer and seller property chain .

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What sort of additional enquiries into the risk of floods around South West London will a lawyer in Merton report back to us on for a seventies property we are intending to purchase?

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A qualified solicitor makes an application for property conveyancing searches that should include Merton flood risk area data.

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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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