By Frances Traynor
19th April 2018
"Teamwork is critical for an less stressful move."
Are you planning on selling or buying a home? Or remortgaging or extending the leasehold? Then you must instruct a conveyancer to complete the legal work for you. The property lawyers on Homeward Legal's panel have years of conveyancing experience in Basildon and across the county of Essex. Our rapid-response approach means we often complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Our conveyancing solicitors handle all the legal work for your home move for a fixed cost of conveyancing in Basildon.
We do not charge you any property legal fees for buying and selling a home, if your Essex house move does not complete.
With local conveyancing experience, our solicitors will guide you through the whole of the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Basildon is served by the A13, A127 and A130. By rail: The nearest train station is Basildon. By air: There are six airports accessible from Basildon: Southend Airport (12 miles), London City Airport (27 miles), London Biggin Hill Airport (33), London Stansted Airport (35), London Heliport (37), and London Gatwick Airport (50 miles).
Hospital: Basildon University, Nethermayne, Basildon, SS16 5NL. Council: Basildon Borough Council (www.basildon.gov.uk).
Attractions: Gloucester Park, Noak Bridge Nature Reserve, St. Michael’s 14th Century Church, and Barleylands Farm Museum.Q.
Not with Homeward Legal. What you see in our quote is what you get. As far as other firms offering apparently cheap conveyancing are concerned, buyers must be on their guard for considerable extra costs hidden in the small print.
Homeward Legal's solicitors never charge any additional costs. If you are comparing quotes, consider that some firms only provide estimates disguised as quotes. The bill you receive on completion can be much greater than you had anticipated.
Try our quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to obtain your fixed-fee quote matched with our ‘No Completion, No Fee’ guarantee.Q.
Land in Basildon will be contaminated by a wide range of pollutants caused by both man and nature, and factors like proximity to scrap yards and air pollution will be reported on in the environmental search results. The recycling centre at Pitsea Hall Lane, Pitsea, SS16 4UH is a potential source of local contamination in Basildon.Q.
Stamp duty relief is no longer available for disadvantaged areas. However, the government occasionally runs a number of schemes to assist buyers (e.g. a reduction in the duty for first-time buyers). Your conveyancing solicitor can advise of any schemes in operation, and confirm your eligibility for taking advantage of them.Q.
The Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rate depends on several factors but principally on the price you bought your property for. If your building was purchased for under £125,000, you will not have to pay any stamp duty. In the example cited, the duty owed would be £4,025 on a property bought for £280,500.
Note that the government’s budgeting and housing policies may change the rate or the trigger value. You might wish to use a stamp duty calculator like the one at www.stampdutycalculator.org.uk.Q.
To guarantee a speedier conveyancing experience, it is essential to employ a proactive property lawyer, like the ones we have at Homeward Legal. Using phone and email to communicate rather than traditional letter-writing, supported by state-of-the-art case-management systems, Homeward Legal’s lawyers are able to complete faster than other firms. Give us a call on 0800 038 6699 for your fixed-fee quote.
In addition to appointing your proactive solicitor, there are numerous tasks you as the purchaser can also do, including:
An important step in the conveyancing process involves the solicitor making an application for conveyancing and environmental
searches. These provide certain details about the potential Basildon flood-risk area. Should the level of risk be deemed significant, a more in-depth flood search can be ordered, charged to you at cost. Your solicitor will be able to provide more information.Q.
Purchasers should be aware that some lenders have decreased the number of firms that they have on their approved panel. For home-buyers, this can result in significantly greater conveyancing charges as they pass on their legal costs. Homeward Legal, however, are able to act for many lenders to keep legal costs to a minimum. Give us a call on 0800 038 6699 to find out more.Q.
Homeward Legal are able to work with all the major lenders assisting home-buyers in and around Basildon. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include:
Remediation can often be possible. A local provider e.g. Probert John A & Sons, 14 Kenilworth Pl, Basildon, SS15 4DQ may be able to provide more information.Q.
A lawyer will write to the Basildon local council to ascertain the correct council tax band and rates, which will be added to the conveyancing report on title. The latest council tax rates for residents of Basildon are set out in detail at the Basildon local authority site. On (16 June 2012) the different rates are:
Purchasers should be aware that some lenders have decreased the number of firms on their approved panel. For home buyers, this can result in significantly greater conveyancing costs. Homeward Legal, however, are able to act for many lenders to keep legal costs to a minimum.Q.
In simple terms, the sooner you instruct a solicitor, the better. Prompt instruction of a firm to act for you on your Basildon transaction can limit the risk of your purchase or sale stalling.Q.
Disadvantaged areas are identified by local ward. Disadvantaged areas in the local area Basildon include Vange, Fryerns Central, Fryerns East and Pitsea West. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.Q.
Though the dangers are usually minor, an plot will be marked as 'contaminated land' if the risk to human life is unacceptable. Data on many contaminants, such as food-processing waste, will be included in an environmental search.Q.
Our solicitors and licensed conveyancers in Basildon regularly get instructed by buyers at auction. Our panel of lawyers have acted for countless bidders at local property auctions that include Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.
Shrewd buyers tend to choose a suitable conveyancing solicitor asap to allow for a thorough review. in advance of the actual auction. Post actual auction your Homeward Legal property lawyer is thoroughly ready for finishing the transaction within a month as usually required .