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Updated: 18/10/16

Regional transport information

Mersea Island's nearest airport is Clacton, West Rd Airport (8 miles). London Airport is 19 miles, Clacton Airport is 9 miles and Elmsett Airport is 20 miles away. Mersea Island's closest station is Wivenhoe.

Essex County Colchester is the closest hospital for Mersea Island.


How do we find the best conveyancing rates for a 242,000 property?


This catches out many home owners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors promote theoretically cheap conveyancing. However additional charges will be included in the solicitor's terms. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.


Which local authority is responsible for Mersea Island?


Mersea Island is located in Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1SE, contact: 01255 686 868


What will the Mersea Island conveyancing solicitor do if the house we hope to purchase is in a registered conservation area and has unsuitable roof aerials installed?


Tendring council searches conducted by your Mersea Island conveyancing solicitor should ascertain if the property is inside a designated conservation area and any evidence of council approval for modifications will be required.


What factors will contaminate land in Mersea Island, and are they comprehensively investigated?

Land can be contaminated by a broad range of natural and human-influenced issues, such as hazardous and regulated installations or waste disposal sites. An environmental search will give more information. Contamination can be caused by local landfill sites, including Keelars & Sunnymead Extension, Elmstead Road, Essex, CO7 9JY.


What is the council tax on a Sixties converted Band C home in Mersea Island?


You should be contain your new house's council tax band within the report on title.

Council tax rates for homes in Mersea Island are detailed online at the Tendring local authority site. At the time of writing, 16 February 2013, the rates are:

  • Band A - £978.00
  • Band B - £1,141.00
  • Band C - £1,304.00
  • Band D - £1,467.00
  • Band E - £1,793.00
  • Band F - £2,119.00
  • Band G - £2,445.00
  • Band H - £2,935.00


Will property lawyer in Mersea Island order any property conveyancing searches on the Essex period mid terrace house I am intending to buy?


The customary procedure will be to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environmental as well as any specific searches such as Commons Registration Search.


Is a house survey advisable when buying residential property?


Homeward Legal recommend that you book a RICS survey. There can be many defects that can negatively affect a property, that a solicitor will be unable to address. These include settlement or chimney defects.


What type of local environmental searches in relation to the risk and history of local flooding in Essex will a lawyer in Mersea Island be able to apply for?


An essential step in the conveyancing protocol of buying a property involves your conveyancing lawyer carrying out conveyancing searches that give you some details about the Mersea Island historical flood risk.