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Conveyancing in Merton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

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 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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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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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 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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Apparently, molybdenum soil contamination may be an issue in Merton. Can you advise?

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Steps are taken in and around Merton to find and clean up soil contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as groundwater contaminants like detergents and asbestos.

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What is the council tax on a mid-terrace Band A dwelling in Merton?

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Almost always a title report should give information the Merton council tax band. The latest council tax charges for residents of Merton are detailed on the Merton local authority site. At the time of writing (19 October 2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £942.00
  • Band B - £1,099.00
  • Band C - £1,256.00
  • Band D - £1,413.00
  • Band E - £1,727.00
  • Band F - £2,041.00
  • Band G - £2,355.00
  • Band H - £2,827.00

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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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