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Conveyancing in Benfleet Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/04/18

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.

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Local points of interest in Benfleet

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

The closest hospital is Basildon, University.

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How do I find fixed rate conveyancing?

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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.

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Is cadmium frequently found to affect Benfleet soil?

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Some metal contamination may have occurred throughout Benfleet, but some very localised cases of contamination in Benfleet may pose unacceptably high risk. Also considering issues such as groundwater contamination and organohalides, contaminants affecting Benfleet property will be factored into an environmental search.

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Sudden financial circumstances dictate that we must to get our skates on and exchange on the sale of our renovated apartment very quickly, do Homeward Legal have any extra fast Benfleet solicitors ?

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Homeward Legal has a highly active modus operandi to finishing the conveyancing process for clients as fast as possible.

Homeward Legals CQS solicitors approach is to use new case management systems . Importantly , we provide you with a firm incentivised to communicate through all parts of the chain .

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Will property lawyer in Benfleet carry out any searches on the Essex period semi-detached property I am buying?

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The conventional legal protocol will be to obtain Local Authority Search, Drainage Search and Environment Search and occasionally less common searches, which may include a Index Map.

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Is it recommended that I get a chancel search? I am buying a home in Benfleet.

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Property owners in a neighbourhood near a medieval church must contribute towards the cost of repairs, where chancel repair liability exists. A chancel search addresses if such a liability exists. The solicitor acting on your behalf will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary. Churches in Benfleet where chancel liability may apply include New Thundersley St George.

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We are buying with Virgin - is there anything I need to be aware of?

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Some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. Homeward Legal can act on behalf of all major lenders in the UK.

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Will the Benfleet solicitor tell me about the cost of council tax for a Band D maisonette before completion?

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Your property solicitor will approach the council to reveal the applicable council tax band and rates, which should be written in the title report. Up-to-date rates for properties in Benfleet are tabled online at the Castle Point local authority website. At the time of writing on 14 July 2012 the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,019.00
  • Band B - £1,188.00
  • Band C - £1,358.00
  • Band D - £1,528.00
  • Band E - £1,867.00
  • Band F - £2,207.00
  • Band G - £2,546.00
  • Band H - £3,056.00

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

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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 .