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Conveyancing in Billericay Q & A's

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Updated: 24/10/16

Buying a property in Billericay? Pertinent nearby public service facts and figures ;

Billericay train station is approximately a mile from Billericay and the nearest airport to Billericay is London, Southend Airport (13 miles). London City Airport is 18 miles, London Airport is 13 miles, Rochester Airport is 20 miles and Stansted Airport is 20 miles away.

The neighbouring hospital for Billericay is Nuffield Brentwood.


How do I find the best rates for conveyancing for a £120,000 house?


Many firms claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately extra fees are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. Additional charges needs to be reasonable and clear. They be applicable solely where your conveyancer must perform additional tasks , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.


Flood searches are determined from past data and when you factor in recent weather changes such as the major flooding in the UK in April 2012, are they comfort enough to advise me enough about the Billericay risk of flooding?


Flood searches conducted by the Billericay property lawyer will include the more rigorous search (Landmark) if the risk is deemed significant.

If you are still apprehensive you might make enquiries with a neighbour of the property.


The internet is full of many on and offline documents going into great depth on DIY conveyancing. Do I actually have to use Billericay conveyancer ?


Hypothetically there is absolutely no argument why a home buyer cant handle the greater majority of the legal work on your own.

In reality however, a solicitor handles a huge number of assignments e.g. chasing lender for comments on issues raised and notifying the Land Registry of new charges most of which really need a skilled professional.


When we are buying a apartment on the same street as an ecclesiastical parish in Billericay, will we need to get a chancel search?

The result of a court case between a parish council and owners of neighbouring farmland liable for church repairs reaffirmed that 'lay rectors' of property must fund church repairs. Terms used in a property's name, like 'vicarage', may indicate chancel liability. A conveyancing lawyer will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Church properties in the local area where a chancel search may be necessary include Christ Church, Emmanuel, Outwood Common St John the Divine and Ramsden Crays All Saints Worship Centre.


Does the solicitor in Billericay tell me about the amount to be paid of council tax on a Band G cottage before exchange?


The property solicitor will liaise with the governing Basildon local authority to discover the appropriate council tax rates, which will then be set out in the conveyancer's title report. The correct rates for homes in Billericay are detailed on the Basildon council site. Currently, 14 December 2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,032.00
  • Band B - £1,204.00
  • Band C - £1,376.00
  • Band D - £1,548.00
  • Band E - £1,893.00
  • Band F - £2,237.00
  • Band G - £2,581.00
  • Band H - £3,097.00


We are intending to buy a renovated property in one of the conservation areas, where does one locate more details relating to the standard of upkeep?


English Heritage have conducted a survey and created a list of the state of conservation areas. Local conservation areas are designated by Basildon who oversee things like property boundaries to the policing of neon signs.


For a fast conveyancing process on the purchase of a £538k property, what should we do?


Primarily, finding a communicative conveyancing solicitor is key moving faster. There are various jobs you as the purchaser could do to speed up the legal work. These include:

  • arranging your mortgage offer
  • calling or emailing the conveyancing solicitor, and chase them if you suspect any delays
  • quickly completing and return any forms


What causes conveyancing for a Billericay property sale to take weeks more than planned?


The legal work needed to sell or purchase a home can take more time even in ideal circumstances. Some causes are out of a solicitor's hands. Homeward Legal work hard to minimise the cost of these delays wherever a difference can be made by using fast search providers.