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Conveyancing in Norbiton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/04/17

Local points of interest in Norbiton

Wimbledon London Windmill, Marble Hill House English Heritage and Cheam Lumley Chapel Churches Conservation Trust are near to Norbiton.

Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 8 miles from Norbiton. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 9 miles, London City Airport is 16 miles, London Heliport Airport is 6 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 10 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 19 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 18 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 12 miles, Elstree Airport is 17 miles, White Waltham Airport is 22 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 25 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 15 miles away. Norbiton's nearest train station is Norbiton at 1 mile s.

The nearest hospital to Norbiton is Kingston Kingston upon Thames.


I need low cost conveyancing. What are the risks?


Numerous firms offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing', however additional fees will be included in the terms of engagement that buyers often do not check. Extra costs which are listed in your solicitor's terms needs to be reasonable. Our online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.


Which of the Norbiton mortgage lender panels are you a member of?


Homeward Legal have solicitors who have experience working with the majority of lenders serving Norbiton home purchasers. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Oskat, 189 Southwark Pk Rd, London, SE16 3TX, Essence Finance Agent, Basement Office/8 Fordham St, London, E1 1HS, and Centre Point Finance Ltd, Universal House/Wentworth St, London, E1 7SA.


Will the report on title compiled by the Norbiton conveyancing solicitor report back on the cost of the council tax for a Band F apartment before exchanging contracts?


A property solicitor will approach the council to ask about the correct council tax rates, which should then be added to the conveyancing report on title. Up-to-date rates for Norbiton are listed at the council site.


Does your firm carry out the conveyancing for auction properties in Norbiton?

Yes - We are able to act on residential property auction protocols. It is not uncommon for unusually constructed lots for example investment properties, are sold at property auctions and these necessitate further inquiries. We therefore advise buyers to choose a lawyer well before the auction day so there is time for an investigation of the auction legal papers. Following the day of bidding, a lawyer has to be prepared for carry out the legal work inside 28 days, a requirement of auction conditions.


For fast legal work on the purchase of a £184k residence, what can we do to speed up the process?


Firstly, contacting a proactive, diligent lawyer is essential to moving faster. You should consider:

  • Was there a delay delivering a quote?
  • What methods of communication do they use? Posting documents can adds days of waiting to a purchase.
  • Do they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?


The internet has an increasing number helpful resources all about doing your own legal work e.g. Conveyancing Handbook by Frances Silverman. Do I really need to instruct a Norbiton solicitor ?


Should you desire t do so, you can conceivably complete the bulk of the legal process without formally instructing an experienced conveyancing solicitor in Norbiton. The truth is however that a solicitor typically handles a large array of actions such as checking contracts and apportioning service charges most of which require training. Fundamentally DIY conveyancers might come a cropper relevant insurance which practicing solicitors firms are obligated to carry.


What length of time may conveyancing legal work often need? We have already found a buyer.


Generally speaking, the amount of time required to transfer a residence is not wholly predictable, dependent on a handful of issues which may affect the property. With our property specialists, every purchase receives communicative and proactive service, resulting in the fastest possible outcome.


How is contaminated land in Norbiton investigated?


Norbiton property will be contaminated by numerous environmental factors, like limestone or gypsum quarrying or masts or pylons. An environmental search will reveal this in more detail.