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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 25/04/17

Local Wandsworth attractions

Carlyle's House National Trust , Wandsworth London Windmill, 7 Hammersmith Terrace Historic Houses Association and Science Museum Kensington Aviation Museum are near to Wandsworth.

Wandsworth's nearest train station is Putney. Wandsworth's closest airport is Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 11 miles s, London City Airport is 12 miles, London Heliport Airport is 2 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 13 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 21 mile s, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 11 miles s, Elstree Airport is 15 miles, White Waltham Airport is 25 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away.

The most convenient hospital to Wandsworth is Royal For Neuro-Disability Putney.


How do we find the best rates for conveyancing in Wandsworth for a £418,000 property?


Many property lawyers promote theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However additional fees may be added into the terms. Costs found in the terms should be fair and reasonable and be applicable if your solicitor is required to complete extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.


If I am intending to buy near Wandsworth, in the parish of Westminster St Margaret, do we need a chancel search?


A solicitor could recommend a chancel search. Through some Parochial Church Councils have determined to charge chancel repairs on the owners of affected property, it cannot be guaranteed that a parish where repair costs have not been paid before, that this will not automatically be the case for future owners. For property in the parish of Westminster St Margaret, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.


Are your recommend solicitors geared up for 28 day completions on the conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Wandsworth?

Indeed we deal with auctions throughout the UK and frequently handle the legal work for auction buyers and sellers. It is a smart move for buyers to instruct a SRA regulated solicitors practice as fast as they can to allow sufficient time for an investigation of the property's legal title well in advance of the date of the auction. Thereafter, following the auction day itself a lawyer will be ready for conclude the conveyancing in under 28 days as conventionally required by the standard auction conditions.


Which local authority looks after Wandsworth?


Wandsworth is located in London Borough of Wandsworth Council, The Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU, Call: 020 8871 6004


Might the fees for our conveyancing introduce any extra fees?


No. Homeward Legal never hide any hidden extra costs for any reason. A Homeward Legal quote is an honest and accurate price.


How much time does I allow for the conveyancing process take, on average?


In general, the length of time required to sell or purchase property is not wholly predictable, dependent on numerous considerations, for example, when 3rd parties fail to promptly answer queries. 8 to 12 weeks is the average for many firms, but we drive the process forwards, completing within eight weeks.


The property seller appears to have added unsuitable removal of chimney stacks on the home in Wandsworth which may exclude local conservation area guidelines


The property lawyer will carry out searches confirm if the property is inside a conservation area, and if so whether any modifications have appropriate consent from the Wandsworth authority.


We are anxious about the council tax charges on a Thirties terraced property in Wandsworth, how much are they?


Typically the conveyancer's title report will cover the relevant Wandsworth council tax band.

The latest tax charges for homes in Wandsworth are listed online at the Wandsworth local authority site. Currently (07 November 2012) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £456.00
  • Band B - £532.00
  • Band C - £608.00
  • Band D - £684.00
  • Band E - £836.00
  • Band F - £988.00
  • Band G - £1,140.00
  • Band H - £1,367.00