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Conveyancing in Thornton Heath Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/04/17

London Biggin Hill Airport is 7 miles from Thornton Heath. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 17 miles, London City Airport is 10 miles, London Heliport Airport is 7 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 18 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 17 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 17 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 16 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 18 miles, Elstree Airport is 21 mile and away. The closest station to Thornton Heath is Thornton Heath.

Mayday University Thornton Heath is the closest hospital.


We are looking for a firm that offers cheap conveyancing. What is included?


Both high-street and online law firms promote 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional charges may be added into the solicitor's terms of engagement. Excited property buyers and sellers, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. A conveyancing quote must also state the disbursements to be paid. Any extra charges should be clearly defined. They only apply in cases where the solicitor 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.


How much is the council tax on a Sixties mid-terrace Band A house in Thornton Heath?


More often than not a report on title will give information the appropriate Merton council tax band. The latest tax rates for residents of Thornton Heath are set out in detail at the Merton council site. At the time of writing, 22 November 2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £942.00
  • Band B - £1,099.00
  • Band C - £1,256.00
  • Band D - £1,413.00
  • Band E - £1,727.00
  • Band F - £2,041.00
  • Band G - £2,355.00
  • Band H - £2,827.00


What is the authority that has overall responsibility for keeping order in the state of conservation areas in Thornton Heath and Thornton Heath?

Local Thornton Heath conservation areas are created by the local Merton planning authority, who preside over conservation area concerns from including things like modern telephone boxes, satellite dishes and area development. English Heritage have assembled a detailed list of the state of conservation areas in England along with the risk of deterioration.


Do we need to get a chancel search? We are purchasing a property next to a rectory manor in Thornton Heath.


Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Thornton Heath Church council. A chancel search confirms that such a liability exists. Liability is more common in some parts of the country. Churches in the local area include Norbury & , St Stephen, St Jude and St Paul.


What precautions can I take to get out of paying stamp duty to HM Revenue?


Homeward Legal do not advise clients arrange any stamp duty avoidance, because these schemes are often uneconomical and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later.


My husband and I have to achieve a rapid sale, does your solicitor panel any really fast Thornton Heath property lawyers ?


Commonly solicitors are lackadaisical which usually adds additional stress to the property legal process.

The utilisation of new software systems .

We also give you a CQS conveyancing lawyer practiced at communicate with the total home buyer and seller chain e.g. mortgage lenders, to achieve a quick exchange.


How is Thornton Heath contaminated land identified?


Property may have been contaminated by a wide range of naturally-occurring factors, like proximity to landfill sites. An environmental search can provide much more clarity.


Is your panel of solicitors experienced enough to move quickly on the conveyancing for residential property auction properties in Thornton Heath?


Our property solicitors commonly act for buyers and sellers at auction. We invariably advise auction buyers to formally appoint a residential conveyancing firm well before the actual auction so there is time for a detailed investigation. Subsequently, immediately after the auction day, a solicitor should be able to concentrate on rapidly finalise the conveyancing process in under the 4 week time frame as conventionally required by the auction conditions.