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Conveyancing in Raynes Park Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/04/17

Local points of interest in Raynes Park

Morden Hall Park National Trust and Wimbledon London WindmillMarble Hill House English Heritage are close to Raynes Park.

The closest station to Raynes Park is Raynes Park. Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 10 miles from Raynes Park. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 11 miles s, London City Airport is 14 miles, London Heliport Airport is 5 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 12 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 24 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 13 miles away.

The closest hospital to Raynes Park is Wimbledon, Nelson.


Although there are lots of £99 fixed quotes online, how do we find a reputable one? We are looking for a fixed rate conveyancing quote.


Various solicitors promote 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra charges will be included in small print.


It seems that antimony (Sb) soil contamination may be an issue in Raynes Park. Please advise.


Soil contamination by industrial waste, including metals, will have occurred in parts of Raynes Park. Also considering issues such as groundwater contamination and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs), contaminants affecting Raynes Park property will be factored into an environmental search.


Does homewardlegal.co.uk manage auction conveyancing in Raynes Park?


Yes - Our company is very capable working with property auction procedures. Regularly unusual properties such as thatched cottages are purchased at auction and these demand supplementary due diligence. We therefore encourage that purchasers formally

instruct a property lawyer before the auction day to allow enough time for a thorough investigation.

Subsequently, immediately after the auction day a lawyer must be fully prepared to conclude the conveyancing inside 28 days, a requirement of terms of sale.


Does Raynes Park include any conservation areas?


There are a number of conservation areas in or near Raynes Park. The advantages of these restrictions will include properties can be easier to sell, but they can make repairs more costly or time-consuming. Your solicitor will be able to offer more information.


What can my conveyancing searches on average cost?


With a Homeward Legal conveyancing solicitor, a client is required to pay at a maximum £249 for searches in Raynes Park. These searches are disbursements, and will be charged at cost.


Which lenders in Raynes Park do you work with?


Homeward Legal are able to work with many lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Raynes Park, including Homeowners Advisory Division, 190 High Street Colliers Wood, London, SW19 2BN, Chaddah S, 279 Martin Way, London, SW20 9BU, and Federal Business Services Ltd, Justin Plaza 3/341 London Rd, Mitcham, CR4 4BE.


What is the council tax on a Thirties end of terrace Band G property in Raynes Park?


More often than not the report on title should include the relevant Merton council tax band.

Council tax rates for residents of Raynes Park are set out in detail on the Merton council website. At the time of authoring on 16 January 2013 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


Should I get a surveying expert to investigate our Raynes Park house purchase?


It is highly recommended that you order a home buyer survey when purchasing in Raynes Park. Buyers should be aware that there are a range of problems that affect a property, that a lender's valuation survey, for example, will not cover, including poor ventilation.