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Conveyancing in Surbiton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

Surbiton's closest airport is Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 9 miles, London City Airport is 17 miles, London Heliport Airport is 8 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 10 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 22 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 18 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 17 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 12 miles, Elstree Airport is 18 miles, White Waltham Airport is 22 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 24 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 15 miles away and the closest train station to Surbiton is Surbiton, almost 1 mile away.

Surbiton is the neighbouring hospital.

Q.

What will the overall charge be on the sale of a 356,000 house? We are looking for discount conveyancing in Surbiton.

A.

Various solicitors claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional charges are often hiding in the terms. Any additional fees which are listed in the terms should be reasonable and only come into force where the lawyer must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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I am planning to buy in Surbiton. Are there any designated conservation areas in the area?

A.

With 9300 affected areas throughout the country, the local areas in or near Surbiton include a number of areas of conservation. The local authority will be able to advise further about local areas of conservation, and the lawyer handling your purchase will discuss the relevant responsibilities.

Q.

Is contaminated land an issue in Surbiton?

A.

Land would be contaminated by numerous environmental concerns. Issues including infilled land or other sources of contaminated land will be detailed in an appropriate search.

Q.

What inquiry in connection with the uncertain risk of possible flooding at Kingston upon Thames will the Surbiton property lawyer scrutinise?

A.

A key component in the conveyancing protocol carried out when buying a property involves your solicitor conducting property conveyancing searches that provide some details in relation to Surbiton flood risk area data. Additionally the conveyancer in Surbiton may possibly recommend an inexpensive additional local Surbiton search. At the time of writing (26/02/13) publication on the Environment Agency website do not show any flood warnings in the Surbiton area.

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What amount of time will be allowed for the conveyancing process often need, on average?

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The number of weeks taken to transact a property can vary, with reference to a handful of issues affecting the property. These could include whether the property being bought or sold is leasehold. Eight to twelve weeks is the industry-wide average, but we will, wherever feasible, work towards a six-week timescale.

Q.

The estate agent we're using in Collier Row has referred a solicitor . Must we instruct them?

A.

Agent recommendations are a commonplace route for buyers to find a solicitor. These referrals must be compared with other local solicitors, or better-value firms found online, as the agent may recommend the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the best value for you.

Q.

Does your firm deal with the conveyancing of auction properties in Surbiton?

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Our company is familiar with buyers at auction. Usually difficult to value properties such as short lease flats, are sold at property auctions which require more review before completion. Lawyers therefore strongly advise bidders to select an auction experienced conveyancing firm well before the actual auction for a detailed investigation. Following the property auction date a lawyer must be ready for conclude the conveyancing process in under 28 days as typically required by the conditions of sale.

Q.

As a result of the major flooding in the UK in April 2012 we are anxious that flood risk searches aren't sufficient?

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A qualified solicitor in Surbiton will carry out environmental searches (Landmark database search) if the first searches flag up a significant risk Surbiton flooding risk.

For more assurance why not converse with a neighbour or local resident.

 
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