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Conveyancing in Staines Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/10/17

Staines is very close at about 1 mile off the M25 junction entry 13 Westbound.

The closest airport to Staines is Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport (3 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 4 miles, London City Airport is 25 miles, London Heliport Airport is 15 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 16 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 4 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 10 miles, Elstree Airport is 18 miles, White Waltham Airport is 12 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 16 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 25 miles and Booker Airport is 18 miles away and the nearest train station to Staines is Egham.

Ashford, Staines is a nearby hospital for Staines.

Q.

How do I find a cheap solicitor in Staines to buy a house?

A.

The confusion over this topic catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many law firms advertise cheap conveyancing, but extra costs are often hiding in the solicitor's terms. Additional fees which are listed in the terms needs to be clearly defined. Applicable disbursements should be included on your conveyancing quote based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.

Q.

Do you work with lenders with Staines branches?

A.

Most lenders in Staines are on our Staines solicitors' panel. Staines lenders and mortgage specialists include Woolwich PLC, 76 High St, Staines, TW18 4DP, K C Financial, 3 Glebe Rd, Staines, TW18 1BX, and Aston Mortgage Solutions, 127A High Street, Staines, TW18 4PD.

Q.

What type of local environmental checks as respects the risk of a flood in Surrey will my Staines property solicitor be able to apply for on an investment building we are going to buy?

A property solicitor will apply for environmental searches that incorporate Staines historical flood risk information.

Q.

Which factors are important to arrange a fast conveyancing process?

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Instructing a proactive, diligent conveyancing solicitor is essential to fast conveyancing. There are numerous things you, as the buyer, could do. These include:

  • asking for property searches to be ordered immediately
  • quickly answering your conveyancing solicitor's questions (by email if possible)
  • arranging any finances require to complete the purchase

Q.

I am purchasing in Staines, do we need searches?

A.

Searches are an accepted pack of enquiries requested by the purchaser's property solicitor. Searches are very useful whether buying with a mortgage or not, but only relate to legal considerations.

Q.

We have had a conveyancing quote from you. Will there be any hidden costs?

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No. Our solicitors do not charge any hidden extra costs under any circumstances. Some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs, which they will not be required to adhere to.

Q.

Does our Staines conveyancing solicitor in form me about the cost of council tax for a Band an apartment prior to completion?

A.

A lawyer will approach the council to enquire about the appropriate council tax band and rates, which should then be detailed in the conveyancing report on title. Up-to-date charges for residents of Staines are published at the Spelthorne council website. At the time of writing on 06 June 2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,017.00
  • Band B - £1,186.00
  • Band C - £1,356.00
  • Band D - £1,525.00
  • Band E - £1,864.00
  • Band F - £2,203.00
  • Band G - £2,542.00
  • Band H - £3,051.00

Q.

How do you determine stamp duty, and what will it be on a £581000 residence?

A.

SDLT in Staines is based on the valuation. It will be £23240 on a £581000 house.*

*Correct August 2012