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Conveyancing in Mortlake Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

Mortlake attractions

Wimbledon London Windmill, Chiswick House English Heritage and 7 Hammersmith Terrace Historic Houses Association are around Mortlake.

Mortlake is very close at around a mile and a half of junction entry 1 Westbound of the M4.

Mortlake's closest airport is Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport (8 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 8 miles, London City Airport is 14 miles, London Heliport Airport is 4 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 10 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 22 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 22 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 9 miles, Elstree Airport is 14 miles, White Waltham Airport is 22 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 16 miles and Booker Airport is 25 miles away. The nearest station to Mortlake is Mortlake.

The closest hospital for Mortlake is Barnes London.

Q.

I am looking for low cost conveyancing in Mortlake. How do I get a quote?

A.

The lack of clarity surrounding this matter catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many law firms promote theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately extra fees are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. Any fees ought to be clearly defined and be applicable solely where your lawyer must perform additional tasks on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

Q.

Will you need to get searches for chancel liability if my family are purchasing a property near a vicarage in Mortlake?

A.

In Mortlake, where land was once owned by a lay impropriators, new owners of that property may be obliged to contribute towards the cost of upkeep of a medieval church. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a Mortlake property, but an indemnity policy may be available to protect the new owners. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend

suitable insurance. Ecclesiastical properties in the local area where a chancel search may be necessary include St Mary the Virgin.

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Which local authority looks after Mortlake?

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Mortlake is located in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Council, Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3BZ, phone: 08456 122 666

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Do I need to get a surveyor to check for issues affecting the property purchase?

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It is strongly recommended that you arrange a house surveyor to carry out a survey. It is a fact that there are many defects that have a negative impact on a property, that a lender's valuation survey, for example, will not cover. These can include poor ventilation.

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Does the High Speed 2 route impact Islington properties?

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Yes, HS2 will affect property in Hoxton's local authority. An HS2 search should clear up any anxiety for buyers which may be affected by the line.

Q.

Regarding the fact that last year was second wettest year since records began we are wondering whether flood risk searches may not be thorough enough?

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An experienced Mortlake property lawyer will advise you to get additional property conveyancing searches if the initial conveyancing searches establishes a significant risk Mortlake flood risk.

For greater area background it may be sensible to get in touch with a future neighbour.

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Which lenders in Mortlake do you work with?

A.

We are able to work in conjunction with most lenders approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Mortlake, including John James Insurance Services Ltd, 51 Sheen La, London, SW14 8AB. Your conveyancing solicitors should be able to deal with the particular enquiries and searches your lender requires.

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Property lawyers in Mortlake apply for a number of conveyancing searches when instructed by a home purchase client - which particular ones?

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If getting a mortgage, your lender insist that at least specific searches, including these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search and Environmental, and, depending on certain criteria, less common searches such as Utilities report.

 
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