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IIf you need a conveyancing quote in Ashtead at Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors we make buying or selling your home as painless as possible.
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What is included in a local authority search covering Ashtead? There are two parts to a local authority search – Local Land Charges search and CON29. The second part of the search – Enquiries of the local authority – supplies information relating to whether the roadway abutting the property is public or private, proposals for new road schemes, railway schemes or planning permissions relating to the house. The responses can also include outstanding statutory notices, breaches of planning or building regulations or the existence of a compulsory purchase order. Environmental factors, such as whether the house stands on contaminated land or in a Radon gas affected area are also covered but see out comments on Environmental Searches also.

Do we need environmental enquiries in Ashtead? Statutory rules have resulted in a remediation system for contaminated ground. The basic position is that the polluter should fix the problem however where that party disappears (for example because the work was done some time ago or the company has gone into insolvency the liability for clean-up costs passes to the existing owner (who could be you). Even if you are purchasing an maisonette in Ashtead you may find that you are liable for the cost of any remediation through the service charge provisions of the lease.

What is a drainage search ? A Drainage & Water Enquiry confirms to a potential interested party that the land parcel they are purchasing is connected to the mains water supply and mains drainage. This is particularly worth knowing in parts of Ashtead which are agricultural areas as there may be a a private drainage system.


Why use Kenneth Elliott & Rowe Solicitors t/a 1st Move Conveyancing for your move in Ashtead?

  • At 1st Move Conveyancing we believe our fixed price quote delivers excellent value for money.
  • We are a CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) accredited firm of solicitors providing conveyancing to clients in Ashtead. Our processes and procedures have been approved by the Law Society,
  • Our quote is subject to our Terms and Conditions but there are No Hidden Extras.
  • Our guide to Unknown Costs and Limitations will give you an idea on what other possible costs or expenses to budget for outside the quote for the legal fees and known disbursements.

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We were recommended to use Mouzzam by a friend at work on the purchase of our first house. I have no regrets as we had a great experience. Everything went very smoothly, emails and calls were returned quickly and provided us with all the information we needed. Would definitely recommend and will happily use Kenneth Elliott and Rowe again!.

Remember if the process drags on, we will not hit you with additional charges.

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General Conveyancing Tips

How long do conveyancing searches take? This depends on how quickly each organisation takes to respond.Many local authorities will turn searches round in about a week, some in a matter of days, but some can take up to six weeks to respond.

The Legal Ombudsman advises “Be wary of hidden costs, disbursements and VAT”. Disbursements are sums paid by conveyancing lawyers to third parties such as search fees and Land Registry fees and stamp duty. Double check when examining a quote what disbursements apply to your sale and purchase and ask about any disbursements that haven’t been mentioned by other firms. For example, Firm B might quote legal fees at £50 cheaper than Firm A, but what about that unusual ‘disbursement’ of £140 that Firm B is charging as an ‘expedition fee’? In reality it may not really be a disbursement at all, but might be a way of Firm B making their overall quote sound better by adding on their fees disguised as ‘disbursements’. Make sure that any written quotes you order contain all costs, disbursements and VAT. Beware of quotes that look a lot cheaper than others – as the saying goes, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

What are the title deeds? The title deeds are the documents showing ownership of a house or flat. Historically these were originally paper documents – there are known as ‘unregistered title deeds’ but now the Land Registry stores evidence of the title electronically – this is referred to as a registered title. The original paper deeds are usually stored by a mortgage lender or solicitor. If these deeds are destroyed this can cause problems. Registration has been compulsory for all dealing with the deeds for some time now although this was brought in at different times across the country. For the time scale in Ashtead you should check with your solicitor. Thankfully most deeds are now registered and cannot be destroyed. The cost of obtaining ‘official copies’ of the title are included in the conveyancing quote.

FAQs in Ashtead

Are you on the panel of Monmouthshire Building Society? Yes we act for all major lenders and many smaller lenders.

Are you able to handle Help to Buy ISAs in Ashtead? Yes we are on the panel so we can deal with Help to Buy ISAs.

What SDLT will I pay if I am a first time buyer? First time buyers paying three hundred thousand pounds or less for a residential property will pay no Stamp Duty . If you are paying between three hundred thousand pounds and £500k will pay SDLT at 5% on the amount of the purchase price in excess of £300,000 – a reduction of £5,000 compared to standard rates of SDLT. If the price is over £500,000 there is no relief for the first time buyer and the normal rates apply. If you select “yes” to the “First Time Buyer” toggle on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

What Stamp Duty if I am buying a second home in Ashtead? Buyers of additional residential properties, such as second homes and buy-to-let properties, will have to pay an extra 3% in on top of current rates of Stamp Duty for each band for all property over £40k. If you chose “yes” to the “Buy to Let/Second Owner” toggle on the conveyancing quote the correct rate will calculate for you.

If we are buying a leasehold what additional fees can we anticipate? This is one tricky area where we cannot give you all the figures up front in our estimate. This is because leases vary in their requirements and also the costs charged by freeholder and managing agents also vary. They can also be two parties to deal with i.e a freeholder and management companies who both charge. These charges therefore vary considerably with some leasehold purchases the fees can be as low as £10 but in extreme cases the costs charged can be around £650. This is why the government is considering regulating this area.

If we are selling a maisonette what additional costs can we anticipate? We cannot give you all the disbursements up front in our quote. The costs charged by landlords and managing agents will vary for providing information packs often in a pro forma response called LPE1. The charge for this varies from company to company often it is around £2500 but is can be higher in unusual cases. Also in some cases you may not be charged – this will be restricted usually to either share of freehold where the residents run the block or very small buildings such as a single house converted into 2 maisonettes.


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About Ashtead.

Ashtead is a large village in the Mole Valley district of Surrey, England, approximately 15.5 miles (24.9 km) south of central London. The village is on the northern slopes of the North Downs and is on the single-carriageway A24. Ashtead has a large two-part conservation area, including the mansion Ashtead Park House (now occupied by City of London Freemen’s School). Amenities include parks, outlying woodland trails and a high street with convenience shopping, cafés and restaurants, a football club and a cricket club. The Rye, a tributary of the River Mole, runs to the north of the village.

Ashtead railway station is on the Mole Valley line between Epsom and Leatherhead. Train services to London Victoria are run by Southern and to London Waterloo by South Western Railway. The M25 motorway runs to the south of the village and may be accessed via junction 9.

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