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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: 26/07/17

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.

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

We are intending to purchase a residence in Send and Ripley. Will a chancel search be important?

A.

Your solicitor might recommend a chancel search. Through some Parochial Church Councils have taken the decision to charge chancel repairs on current owners of affected property, it cannot be guaranteed that a parish where repair costs have not been paid before, that this will not continue to be so. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.

Q.

Is soil in Walton On Thames contaminated by caesium?

A.

Metal contamination may have occurred throughout Walton On Thames, but some very localised cases of contamination in Walton On Thames may pose unacceptably high risk. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as chlorine.

Q.

Is contaminated land in Walton On Thames a concern?

A.

Walton On Thames property may have been contaminated by a wide range of environmental factors, and factors such as nearby waste management facilities will be investigated during the conveyancing process. Contamination can be caused by local landfill sites, including Apps Court Farm, Hurst Road, Surrey, KT12 2EG.

Q.

Clydesdale Bank is going to be our mortgage lender, what do I need to consider?

A.

Your mortgage lender will require legal work to be performed on their behalf. Some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel', which may result in increased conveyancing costs for buyers. Homeward Legal will act on behalf of all large mortgage lenders.

Q.

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

A.

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

Q.

How much will searches be?

A.

The cost of conveyancing searches will vary, depending on the particular searches ordered. Searches are charged at cost.

Q.

How soon is it appropriate to instruct a conveyancing solicitor?

A.

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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