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Conveyancing in Wimbledon Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

Wimbledon points of interest

Morden Hall Park National Trust and Wimbledon London Windmill7 Hammersmith Terrace Historic Houses Association are around Wimbledon.

The nearest train station to Wimbledon is Wimbledon, approximately 1 mile away. Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 10 miles from Wimbledon. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 11 miles s, London City Airport is 13 miles, London Heliport Airport is 3 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 13 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 16 miles, White Waltham Airport is 25 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 13 miles away.

The closest hospital to Wimbledon is Parkside Wimbledon.

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What are the best conveyancing rates for a £121,000 house?

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Various firms advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing', but additional fees may be added into the solicitor's terms. Extra charges listed in the terms needs to be clearly defined. Any disbursements should also be included on the conveyancing quote. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.

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Is it necessary that I get a chancel liability search? We are buying close by a church built in the 17th Century in Wimbledon.

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In Wimbledon, where land was once owned by a lay impropriators, new owners of that property may be obliged to cover the cost of upkeep of older church buildings. Parochial Church Councils in Wimbledon must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise further. Wimbledon church properties include St Matthew, St John the Baptist, St Mary and St Mark.

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What are our options if we buy a location] house inside a Merton council designated conservation area ?

A.

An integral part of the property legal includes procurement of searches of the local authority to identify conservation area status and the appropriate permission for developments. .

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The house being bought is on a brownfield land. It appears that vanadium soil contamination may be an issue.

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Regulations have been passed to control pollution, waste, water and chemical contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as chlorine.

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How is Wimbledon contaminated land checked when buying?

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A wide range of contaminants caused by naturally-occurring factors could irreparably damage residential property in Wimbledon . Issues like infilled land or pollution incidents will be reported on in environmental search results.

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Does your conveyancer in Wimbledon apply for any conveyancing searches on the London Sixties mid terrace property I want to buy?

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If purchasing and applying for a mortgage the building society of bank insist that at least specific searches, including the following for Wimbledon: Local Authority (council), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and, depending on certain criteria, area-specific searches for instance British Waterways.

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We are taking out a mortgage with Rooftop Mortgages - is there anything I need to know?

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Buyers should be aware that, in some cases, lenders have limited the number of solicitors who can act for them. We can act for many lenders in the UK.

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We are enquiring about council tax rates on a period end of terrace property in Wimbledon, how much are they?

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In most cases the title report should include the relevant Wandsworth council tax band. The correct charges for Wimbledon are set out on the Wandsworth local authority website. As at (30 June 2012) the 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

 
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