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Conveyancing in Thames Ditton Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Thames Ditton's closest train station is Esher. The closest airport to Thames Ditton is Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport (7 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 8 miles, London City Airport is 19 miles, London Heliport Airport is 9 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 9 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 18 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 18 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 12 miles, Elstree Airport is 19 miles, White Waltham Airport is 20 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 23 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 17 miles and Booker Airport is 25 miles away.

Molesey West Molesey is a nearby hospital for Thames Ditton.

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How do I find the cheapest Thames Ditton conveyancing quote?

A.

Many conveyancers offer cheap conveyancing. However extra fees may be added into the terms and conditions. Any charges should be fair and reasonable and be applied only where the solicitor is required to complete extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

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Does my assigned Thames Ditton solicitor in form me about the amount to be paid of the council tax on a Band F property prior to exchanging contracts?

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The lawyer will write to the relevant Elmbridge local authority to find out the appropriate council tax rates, which will subsequently be written in the report on title. The latest council tax rates for properties in Thames Ditton are published online at the Elmbridge local authority website. On, 01 July 2012, rates are as follows:

  • 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

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Are there many conservation areas in Thames Ditton?

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Conservation areas cover local areas designated as being of historic or architectural significance. A lawyer will confirm potential liability for unauthorised works and offer more information for conservation areas in Thames Ditton.

Q.

We want to complete on the legal process our jointly owned freehold flat in under 30 days, are you fast Thames Ditton conveyancers ?

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Frequently Surrey lawyers can be far too apathetic which can add a lot of concern to the property conveyancing process.

Homeward Legals lawyers endeavour to communicate through the whole of the buyer and seller chain and who use the latest document and form assembly and information technology systems to complete the legal process fast.

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Which Thames Ditton mortgage lender panels are you a member of?

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Most lenders in Thames Ditton are on our Thames Ditton solicitors' panel. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Imatch Mortgages, 127 High St, Teddington, TW11 8HH, Executive Mortgages & Investments Ltd, 1st Floor/6 Park Rd, Teddington, TW11 0AA, and Tyler Mortgage Management, 4 Goldrings Rd, Oxshott, Leatherhead, KT22 0QR.

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In what ways does the Thames Ditton solicitor advise on the risk of floods around Thames Ditton?

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An essential component in the legal due diligence process of buying a property involves the conveyancing solicitor making an application for conveyancing searches that offer specific information with respect to Thames Ditton historical flood risk. In addition your Thames Ditton conveyancing solicitor might propose a significantly more detailed local Thames Ditton flood risk search.

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We have a found a £392,000 home to buy. How do we organise a fast conveyancing process?

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Finding a proactive solicitor is the key to fast conveyancing. Beyond that, there are a number of things you, as the purchaser, could do to accelerate the process, including, asking for property searches to be ordered immediately, quickly answering your solicitor's questions (by email if possible) and confirming your mortgage offer.

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What does the Thames Ditton conveyancing lawyer do when the house we are intending to buy is within a local authority conservation area and has unsanctioned dormer windows added?

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Your instructed property lawyer will identify whether the property is affected by a conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have the appropriate permissions from the Elmbridge planning authority.Should no necessary permissions be in evidence the solicitor will advise you of all options which can include getting covered by an indemnity policy or seeking retrospective consent from the council.

 
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