Conveyancing In West Wimbledon Q & A's
When should I book a removals firm?
It’s very tempting to get wrapped in the excitement of moving home and wanting to get everything sorted out and in the diary. But, if you book a removals firm too early, prior to the exchange of contracts (when the date and time of completion is legally set), you risk the possibility that the date might change, thereby having to pay a fee to the removals firm to change the plans.
There is nothing stopping you in contacting a selection of firms to get a quote for removal and to negotiate the possibility of pencilling a date in but ensure you obtain agreement that this is subject to change and confirmation.
It seems that molybdenum (Mo) soil contamination may be an issue in West Wimbledon. Please advise.
Soil contamination by industrial waste, including metals, will have occurred in parts of West Wimbledon. Data on many contaminants, such as groundwater contaminants like bleach, will be included in an environmental search.
Flood searches are all well and good but when one considers recent events for example the Met Office warning of more intense rainfall are they comfort enough to see enough about the risk of flooding in West Wimbledon?
An experienced property lawyer in West Wimbledon will suggest that you include food risk searches if the standard conveyancing searches flag up a significant risk West Wimbledon flood risk area
For added area background you could also try to get in touch with a local resident.
If I am intending to purchase in the parish of Whitchurch, are we advised to get a chancel search?
Regardless of the West Wimbledon parish in which you are purchasing, the conveyancing solicitor may suggest that a chancel search be ordered. In older areas of West Wimbledon, chancel repair may be apportioned on current owners of a residence where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) may have spared previous owners or tenants.
Please address how to get out of paying stamp duty?
SDLT is generally due on purchases priced at over 125,000 pounds. We do not recommend conveyancing clients risk any form of stamp duty reduction. These schemes are expensive and very risky.
Could my conveyancing costs introduce any extra costs?
No. Homeward Legal's solicitors never charge any additional costs. Some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote, which they will not be required to adhere to.