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Conveyancing in Battlesbridge Q & A's

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Updated: 22/04/17

Are you planning to relocate to the Battlesbridge area? Practical Battlesbridge public service facts and figures -

Battlesbridge's nearest airport is London, Southend Airport (7 miles). London City Airport is 24 miles, London Airport is 7 miles, Rochester Airport is 20 miles and Stansted Airport is 23 miles away. The closest station to Battlesbridge is Battlesbridge.

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Battlesbridge points of interest

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Rayleigh Windmill, South Woodham Ferrers Marsh Farm Country Park and Hadleigh Castle Country Park Country Park are situated in Battlesbridge.

The most convenient hospital is Basildon, Nethermayne.

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How do we find the best conveyancing rates for a £614k home?

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Both high-street and online conveyancers promote supposedly cheap conveyancing. Often additional charges will be included in the small print. Feeswhich are listed in terms of engagement needs to be reasonable. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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Which Battlesbridge lenders do you work with?

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Of lenders with branches proximate to Battlesbridge, Homeward Legal closely with many. Battlesbridge lenders and mortgage specialists include Owen & Associates, 19 Willowdale Centre/High St, Wickford, SS12 0RA, Mortgage Plus, 98 High St, Rayleigh, SS6 7BY, and Click Mortgages, Vantage House/6-7 Claydons La, Rayleigh, SS6 7UP.

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We are buying at auction and need organise a fast purchase, what should we do?

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As is widely reported, a fast transaction is essential to is to employing a proactive lawyer. When selecting a lawyer, ask yourself the following: Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed. Do they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis? Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?

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Do I need searches for chancel liability if you are purchasing on the same road as parish land in Battlesbridge?

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There are thousands of ecclesiastical parishes throughout the UK. Owners of property within some of these may be required to contribute towards the cost of the repair of a local church. Parochial Church Councils in Battlesbridge must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. Your solicitor can provide more details.

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Are there many conservation areas in Battlesbridge?

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There are a number of conservation areas in or near Battlesbridge. Living in a conservation area can mean protection against unsympathetic development, but the restrictions can make repairs more costly or time-consuming. A solicitor will discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area.

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How can a property lawyer in Battlesbridge report back on the potential risk of possible flooding in Battlesbridge?

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The lawyer applies for standard formal conveyancing searches, which include Battlesbridge flood risk area data. Also as an additional measure a Battlesbridge property lawyer may possibly propose a more involved (e.g. Landmark) specialist flood search.

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Do we need to employ a law firm suggested by our estate agent?

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The Cambridge agent will refer a solicitors firm, however, these referrals must be compared with other local solicitors, or better-value firms found online, as some agents choose the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.

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What do we do to calculate stamp duty, what should we budget for a £749000 residential property?

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The Stamp Duty that is payable depends on the purchase price. For a residential property purchased for £749000, the SDLT rate is £29960.*

*Correct as of February 2013

 
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