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Conveyancing in Richmond Upon Thames Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Richmond Upon Thames area info

Brixton London Windmill, London National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are easily accessible from Richmond Upon Thames.

Commuters are well catered for with Richmond Upon Thames enjoying good major road access roughly 2m of the A40M.

Richmond Upon Thames's nearest train station is Charing Cross and London City Airport is 7 miles from Richmond Upon Thames. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 4 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 15 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 14 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away.

The closest hospital for Richmond Upon Thames is Royal London Homeopathic.

Q.

We are trying to find discount conveyancing in Richmond Upon Thames. because we are on a limited budget.

A.

This catches out many property buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many law firms offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately extra charges will be included in the terms and conditions, left unread by preoccupied property buyers and sellers Costs included in the solicitor's terms should be reasonable and be applied only where the conveyancer must perform additional tasks , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

Q.

What does searches cost?

A.

The cost of searches does vary significantly. The most frequently used searches include a drainage search and a chancel liability search.

Q.

We are buying a £54000 residential property in Richmond Upon Thames, how is stamp duty rates calculated?

A.

Stamp Duty in Richmond Upon Thames is based on a limited set of factors, primarily the value of the property. It is £0 on a £54000 property.

Q.

Will the property report prepared by the Richmond Upon Thames solicitor provide details about the applicable rates of council tax for a Band B cottage prior to exchange?

A.

A conveyancer will speak to the relevant local authority to ask about the currently applicable council tax charges which should be detailed in the report on title. Correct rates for Richmond Upon Thames are tabled at the council site.

Q.

The owner looks to have installed unseemly satellite dishes on the home in Richmond Upon Thames which I think might possibly defy nearby conservation area rules

A.

Your conveyancing solicitor will always determine if the property is within a designated conservation area and whether any modifications have appropriate permission from the Richmond upon Thames planning authority.

In the absence of any consents, your solicitor will recommend the best alternatives, which include getting retrospective consent from the appropriate local authority or obtaining indemnity insurance.

Q.

What do we need to know about 'fixtures and fittings'?

A.

New owners in Richmond Upon Thames will often be frustrated with the lack of formality around which fixtures and fittings are included with a property. This may not considered until it is too late, making the completion and approval of a comprehensive fixtures and fittings form so important.

Q.

Do we need a house survey for our home purchase?

A.

It is recommended that Richmond Upon Thames property purchasers arrange a property surveyor to perform a survey if you are planning to buy in Richmond Upon Thames. A wide range of problems can affect a property, including chimney defects. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.

Q.

In respect of the Met Office warn of more intense rain - 15-30% (according to climate change risk in 2012) we are questioning if flood searches might not be exacting enough?

A.

Flood risk searches carried out by the property lawyer in Richmond Upon Thames should also include a more rigorous search (Landmark) if it is felt necessary.

If you are still anxious try to contact a local resident.

 
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