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Updated: 24/10/16

Moving into a house in Benfleet? Practical local Benfleet transport and services facts ;

Benfleet train station is almost 1 mile from Benfleet and Benfleet's closest airport is London, Southend Airport. London City Airport is 23 miles, London Airport is 6 miles and Rochester Airport is 14 miles away.


Local points of interest in Benfleet


Rayleigh Windmill, Hadleigh Castle Country Park Country Park and Watt Tyler Pitsea Country Park are around Benfleet.

The closest hospital is Basildon, University.


How do I find fixed rate conveyancing?


Confusion over this matter catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many solicitors promote 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional charges are often hiding in the small print. These terms are often ignored by excited homeowners, eager to get underway. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


What type of conveyancing searches in respect to the risk and history of local flooding in the Essex area will the property lawyer in Benfleet actually conduct?


A conveyancer conducts standard formal environmental searches that incorporate Benfleet historical flood risk information. A more involved conveyancing search (e.g. Landmark) will typically be suggested by the conveyancer in Benfleet if in the event that the environmental search highlight a flood risk.


To complete on our purchase ASAP, how do we ensure a fast conveyancing process?


Experienced buyers will tell you that a fast conveyancing transaction is key is to employing a experienced conveyancer. Consider the following:

  • Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact
  • Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?
  • Do they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?


Can I avoid paying stamp duty?


Stamp Duty Land Tax is usually payable on homes sold for over £125,000. Stamp duty mitigation should not be considered, as such schemes are highly expensive and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed and the total stamp duty tax may be payable.


We are buying in Benfleet. How can we establish whether the house is in a designated conservation area?


Areas considered to be of historical or architectural value, like 19th century suburbs, may be designated as conservation areas. You may wish to contact the local authority for more information, but your lawyer will investigate this in detail.


Of the major Benfleet mortgage lenders, which firms are on your panel?


Most lenders in Benfleet are on our panels. Benfleet lenders and mortgage specialists include ONE, 257 Kiln Rd, Benfleet, SS7 1RU, Foremost Financial, Silver Birch/Lake Dr, Benfleet, SS7 3EE, and Alliance Financial Solutions, 134 London Rd, Benfleet, SS7 5SQ.


Do you have fast solicitors that carry out the conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Benfleet?


Our solicitors and licensed conveyancers in Benfleet commonly handle the legal work for bidders at auction. Conveyancers tend to inform buyers to instruct a residential lawyer prior to the auction so there is time for a full review. After the property auction date your instructed lawyer is wholly able to concentrate on completing the purchase inside the usual 28 days as conventionally required .


How do I ascertain if the conservation area we are buying in is neglected?


Conservation areas in Benfleet are designated by the local Castle Point planning authority, who manage conservation area concerns from including things like traffic signs, satellite dishes and trees. Following a campaign, English Heritage have conducted a survey and created records of the state of repair of conservation areas.