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Conveyancing in Shepperton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

The closest station to Shepperton is Addlestone, approximately 2 miles away. The nearest airport to Shepperton is Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport (5 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 6 miles, London City Airport is 23 miles, London Heliport Airport is 13 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 6 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 16 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 20 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 12 miles, Elstree Airport is 20 miles, White Waltham Airport is 16 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 18 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 22 miles and Booker Airport is 22 miles away.

Shepperton is roughly 2 miles of junction entry 1 Southbound of the M3.

Walton Community is the nearest hospital.

Q.

I need to find discount conveyancing in Shepperton. Can you assist?

A.

Many home owners seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates. Many firms advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional fees are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement that home owners often do not check. Additional costs listed in terms and conditions should be reasonable and only apply to matters if the lawyer is required to complete extra work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.

Q.

How much time does conveyancing to sell a house take, in your opinion? The property is also local.

A.

For most residential property in Shepperton, the number of weeks required to transfer a house will vary. This wide range results from numerous concerns including if it is a leasehold property being transferred. With our property specialists, each client receives communicative and proactive service, resulting in the fastest possible outcome.

Q.

My partner and I are interested in purchasing in Shepperton. How can we confirm that the residence is in a conservation area?

Conservation areas pinpoint neighbourhoods of historical or architectural value. Your solicitor will be able to provide more details.

Q.

Will my Shepperton lawyer report back to me about the cost of the council tax on a Band E house prior to exchange of contracts?

A.

Your property lawyer will write to the Elmbridge local authority to find out the relevant council tax band and rates, which should then be set out in the conveyancer's title report. The latest tax rates for homes in Shepperton are listed on the Elmbridge council site. On 20 December 2012 the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,035.00
  • Band B - £1,208.00
  • Band C - £1,381.00
  • Band D - £1,553.00
  • Band E - £1,898.00
  • Band F - £2,243.00
  • Band G - £2,588.00
  • Band H - £3,106.00

Q.

Is gazumping usual in Shepperton?

A.

Gazumping describes circumstances where a seller approves an offer and then rejects it in favour of a greater offer. This may happen weeks into a transaction. The will be a risk of getting gazumped in any transaction, because offers are not binding until exchange of contracts. Instructing an efficient solicitor as soon as you can to handle your transaction should help to reduce the likelihood of gazumping.

Q.

Is it advisable that we get a chancel search? I am buying on the same road as a 16th Century priory in Shepperton.

A.

Property owners in a neighbourhood near churches must fund repairs, where chancel repair liability exists. A chancel search checks that such a liability exists. Liability is more common in some parts of the country. The solicitor acting on your behalf will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Shepperton ecclesiastical properties include St Mary Magdalene, Littleton and St Nicholas.

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I am going to buy a new build property. Do we need property searches?

A.

These searches are a typical bundle of enquiries requested by the buyer's conveyancing solicitor with local and national organisations. Conveyancing searches are highly recommended, but will only cover legal facets of the purchase.

Q.

I am buying in Shepperton, and have had a conveyancing quote from you. Will there be any supplementary hidden fees?

A.

Our solicitors do not hide any additional fees. Rarely, a large volume of additional work is necessary, like a deed of trust, but your solicitor will make you aware of these.

 
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