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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

Local points of interest in Walton

King's Head National Trust , Wendover Bucks Windmill, Hartwell The Assumption Churches Conservation Trust and Trenchard Museum Aviation Museumare all around Walton.

The nearest train station to Walton is Aylesbury. Walton's closest airport is Booker, Wycombe Air Park Airport. Luton Airport is 19 miles, Turweston Aerodrome Airport is 21 mile s, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 25 miles, Kidlington Airport is 22 miles, Elstree Airport is 24 miles, White Waltham Airport is 22 miles and Booker Airport is 14 miles away.

The nearest hospital to Walton is Royal Buckinghamshire Aylesbury.


I need to find the cheapest conveyancing quote. What should be watch out for?


Numerous conveyancers advertise cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra costs are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement. Extras should be clearly defined and only apply in cases where your lawyer must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.


When is it appropriate to find a conveyancer to act on our sale?


If you use a conveyancing firm offering a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, instructing as soon as possible is wise. The legal work can then commence straight away. Early instruction of a solicitor can reduce any chance of the transaction falling through.


In what ways can my conveyancing solicitor in Walton investigate the risk and history of flooding in the Walton area on an Edwardian building I am going to buy?

A qualified solicitor applies for property environmental searches, which include Walton flood risk area data. As an additional measure, a property solicitor in Walton will often propose a substantially more specialist local Walton area search.


Will your property solicitor in Walton get any searches on the Essex Victorian semi-detached property we are buying?


The normal legal protocol will be to obtain these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environmental and, depending on certain criteria, specific searches e.g. a Contaminated Land.


How much is the council tax on a Sixties detached Band C property in Walton?


You will be provide your property's council tax band as part of the title report. The latest council tax rates for properties in Walton are set out at the Tendring local authority website. Currently (13 December 2012) the rates are:

  • Band A - £978.00
  • Band B - £1,141.00
  • Band C - £1,304.00
  • Band D - £1,467.00
  • Band E - £1,793.00
  • Band F - £2,119.00
  • Band G - £2,445.00
  • Band H - £2,935.00


Can you explain why conveyancing for a purchase requires weeks?


The conveyancing process will occasionally be lengthy even where there is no chain. Some causes are out of the solicitors' hands. We endeavour to reduce their impact by proactively handling all enquiries.


Are the any areas of conservation in Walton likely to affect us?


The areas in or near Walton include several areas of conservation. A solicitor will address the consequences of purchasing property in a conservation area and be able to advise further.


We are buying a period house in a conservation area in Walton, how does one find more information on the state of repair?


Conservation areas are specified by Tendring who maintain everything from building materials to the policing of ugly highway signs. English Heritage administer information about the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas along with the exposure to deterioration.