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Conveyancing in Walton On Thames Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 13/10/17

Walton On Thames is close at within 2m of the M3 junction entry 1 Southbound.

The closest train station to Walton On Thames is Walton On Thames. Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 5 miles from Walton On Thames. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 7 miles, London City Airport is 22 miles, London Heliport Airport is 12 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 7 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 18 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 20 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 19 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 12 miles, Elstree Airport is 19 miles, White Waltham Airport is 17 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 19 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 20 miles and Booker Airport is 23 miles away.

Walton Community is the neighbouring hospital.

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How do I find a cheap solicitor for selling a auction home?

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The confusion over what is, and is not, included in a 'cheap' quote leaves many sellers paying out more than they anticipated in the end. Many solicitors offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra fees will be included in the terms and conditions. Any fees which are listed in the solicitor's terms needs to be fair. They only apply in cases where your lawyer must complete unanticipated additional work , 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 selling.

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For a residence valued at £460000. What should be calculated for Stamp Duty Land Tax?

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The rate of stamp duty which will be owed depends on a small number of factors, most importantly the purchase price. Stamp duty will be £13800 on a £460000 property.*

*Accurate December 2012

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When buying a period maisonette in the middle of a conservation area, how does one get more data in regards to the standard of upkeep?

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Following a campaign, English Heritage have produced a list in relation to the state of conservation areas along with the risk of a decline in standards. Local conservation areas are designated by the local authority (Elmbridge) who maintain things like the historic layout of roads to the hindrance of excessive road signs.

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How soon is it appropriate to instruct a conveyancing solicitor?

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If you use a conveyancing solicitor offering a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, the earlier, the better, as the legal work can commence immediately. Prompt instruction of a conveyancing solicitor to act for you on your Walton On Thames transaction can reduce any chance of your sale or purchase falling though.

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Will our WaltOn Thames conveyancer report back to me about the cost of council tax on a Band G townhouse before exchange of contracts?

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A property solicitor will speak to the council to enquire about the latest council tax rates, which should then be included in the report on title. The latest tax rates for properties in WaltOn Thames are set out in detail on the Elmbridge local authority website. Currently (18 February 2013) the rates are:

  • 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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If Walton On Thames land is found to be contaminated, can the soil be cleaned up cheaply?

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Some degree of remediation is possible is some cases, although it can be expensive, but this is generally the responsibility of local authorities to arrange. Contact Surrey Turf & Landscapes, 30-32 Homefield Rd, Walton-On-Thames, KT12 3RD for more details.

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Will you need a chancel liability search? I am buying on the same street as a priory built in the 1200s in Walton On Thames.

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Owners of property neighbouring nearby church land may be required to contribute towards the cost of repairs. This is referred to as chancel repair liability. As a consequence of a recent Act, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. The solicitor performing your conveyancing will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary.

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What will the Walton On Thames property lawyer do when the home I am planning to buy is inside the boundary of a conservation area and has unlawful windows fitted?

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The property lawyer should determine whether your new home is inside a designated conservation area and whether any alterations have the appropriate consents from the Elmbridge authority.