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Conveyancing in Merton Park Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/04/17

Merton Park area info

Morden Hall Park National Trust and Wimbledon London Windmill are close to Merton Park.

Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 11 miles from Merton Park. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 12 miles, London City Airport is 13 miles, London Heliport Airport is 5 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 13 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 18 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 18 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 18 miles, White Waltham Airport is 25 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 12 miles away and Merton Park's closest train station is Wimbledon Chase.

The closest hospital to Merton Park is Wimbledon, Nelson.


How do we get the best conveyancing rates for a £139k property?


Numerous law firms claim to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional charges can increase your final bill. Extras needs to be fair and clearly defined. They be applicable solely where the conveyancer is required to perform tasks outside a normal transaction , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.


Which local authority is responsible for Merton Park?


Merton Park is located in London Borough of Merton Council, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX, Tel: 020 8274 4905


What is the council tax on a detached Band C building in Merton Park?


In general, the report on title should give information the Merton council tax band.

Council tax rates for Merton Park are set out in detail online at the Merton council site. As of 06 June 2012 rates 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


Is the HS2 line going to impact Ealing?


High Speed 2 Phase 1 will impact numerous homes in South Acton's local authority. This route from the capital to the West Midlands may be operational by 2026, but construction projects are expected to begin by 2017.


Please give reasons why conveyancing work in Merton Park takes such a long time?


The conveyancing process will occasionally be subject to numerous interruptions or delays, Homeward Legal, however, endeavour to reduce the effect of these delays wherever a difference can be made by proactively handling all enquiries.


Does Homeward Legal get involved in the conveyancing for auction properties in Merton Park?


We are able to act on property auction conveyancing. Often specialist lots like development land are bought in auctions which tend to need greater examination. We therefore encourage buyers at auction to choose a CQS lawyer well in advance of the auction to allow sufficient time for a detailed review of the legal papers for the lot.

Subsequently, immediately after the day of bidding, a lawyer needs to be able to concentrate on carry out the conveyancing in 28 days after exchange, a requirement of conditions of sale.


We are buying in Merton Park on a new development brownfield site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste like titanium (Ti)?


Even where some contamination has occurred in Merton Park, risk levels are usually low. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including radioactive waste.


Environmental searches are conveyancing protocol but considering climate change such as the fact that last year was second wettest year since records began are they the best way to determine sufficient information about the Merton Park flood risk area?


An experienced Merton Park conveyancing solicitor should always get rigorous flood searches if the environmental searches flag up a significant risk of flooding in Merton Park.

For greater assurance you can contact a local resident.