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Conveyancing in New Malden Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 27/04/17

Local travel and health service information

The closest train station to New Malden is New Malden. New Malden's closest airport is Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 10 miles, London City Airport is 16 miles, London Heliport Airport is 6 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 11 miles s, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 18 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 17 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 18 miles, White Waltham Airport is 23 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away.

The nearest hospital for New Malden is New Victoria Kingston upon Thames.

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We need to find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in New Malden. How do we get a quote?

A.

Various conveyancers claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra fees are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms, left unregarded by busy buyers Any extra fees needs to be fair and reasonable and be applicable solely where the conveyancer must complete additional work for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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What does 'gazumping' mean?

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This describes when a house seller accepts an offer, only to reject it, opting for a better offer. The danger of gazumping is present in any transaction. You should instruct a fast, efficient solicitor early to reduce the chance of your transaction being gazumped.

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For a fast conveyancing transaction to buy a £617k property, what can we do to speed up the transaction?

Many buyers will, correctly, argue that fast New Malden conveyancing is essential to is to employing a proactive conveyancer. There are, however, numerous things you, as the buyer, could do to get moving sooner, including, if you intend to get a house survey, doing so as early as you can, responding to all correspondence via the fastest means and requesting status updates from the conveyancer regularly.

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How is Stamp Duty Land Tax rates calculated, how much do we need to pay on a £983000 property?

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The rate of stamp duty you pay will rely on several factors, primarily the value of the house. For a house in New Malden purchased for £983000, SDLT will be £39320 (source: www.hmrc.gov.uk, March 2013).

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How much would searches be?

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With Homeward Legal's conveyancing service, clients are required to pay at most £249 for conveyancing searches.

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We are buying in New Malden on a new-build brownfield site. Could the top-soil be contaminated by industrial waste like caesium (Cs)?

A.

Restrictions exist to manage soil contamination, but some existing contaminants can reside for decades after exposure. The local authority for New Malden will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.

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Does your New Malden property solicitor do any property conveyancing searches on the London Edwardian detached flat I want to buy?

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If buying and applying for a mortgage the lender mandates a solicitor to get at least specific searches, including these searches - Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search and Environment Search, and possibly less common searches for example Index Map.

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Which local authority looks after New Malden?

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New Malden is located in Kingston upon Hull City Council, Guildhall, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AB, Call: 01482 300 300

 
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