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Conveyancing in Mitcham Junction Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/10/17

Local Mitcham Junction attractions

Morden Hall Park National Trust , Shirley London Windmill, Croydon Airport Vistor Centre Aviation Museum and Cheam Lumley Chapel Churches Conservation Trust are in the vicinity of Mitcham Junction.

The closest airport to Mitcham Junction is London Biggin Hill Airport (9 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, London City Airport is 13 miles, London Heliport Airport is 6 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 16 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 16 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 16 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 14 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 16 miles, Elstree Airport is 20 miles and away. Mitcham Junction's closest train station is Hackbridge.

The nearest hospital is Wilson Mitcham.

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How do we get the best rates for conveyancing in Mitcham Junction for a 140,000 property?

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Various solicitors promote theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra charges will be included in the terms and conditions, left unread by preoccupied buyers A quote must also state any disbursements. Charges found in the terms ought to be fair. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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The home being purchased is on a brownfield site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste?

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Even where some contamination has occurred in Mitcham Junction, risk levels are usually low. Also considering issues such as groundwater contaminants like hydrocarbons and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs), contaminants affecting Mitcham Junction property will be factored into an environmental search.

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As a result of the Met Office warning of more intense rainfall in the future we are anxious that conveyancing searches might not be exacting enough?

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The Mitcham Junction conveyancing solicitor will consider carry out environmental searches if the first conveyancing searches determine a Mitcham Junction flood risk.

For added area background perhaps you could contact a local resident.

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We are buying a £1154000, what will be calculated for Stamp Duty Land Tax rates?

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Stamp Duty is calculated based on a small range of considerations, primarily the value of the house or flat. Stamp duty will be £57700 on a £1154000 house or flat (information correct 01/01/2013).

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Which local authority looks after Mitcham Junction?

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Mitcham Junction is located in London Borough of Merton Council, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX, Call: 020 8274 4901

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How usual is gazumping?

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This occurs when a seller accepts an offer and then rejects it, opting for a greater offer. There is almost always a chance of gazumping. Consider instructing your property solicitor as soon as possible to reduce the chance of your offer being gazumped.

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What are the alternatives if we acquire a flat in a Sutton council conservation area ?

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An integral part of the due diligence for buyers includes the application for searches of Sutton planning authority to check conservation area status and the required consent being granted for any changes. These searches are not fees and are charged at cost to the client. In the event that no authority consents can be provided, the solicitor will inform you of the best alternative e.g. seeking an indemnity insurance policy or requesting retrospective approval from Sutton local authority.

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I am going to buy a 1950's property, is it significant that searches are done?

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Conveyancing searches are a prescribed set of queries raised by the buyer's conveyancing lawyer, and will only cover issues with the property's title.