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Conveyancing in Billericay Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/04/18

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.

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

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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.

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In what ways does the Billericay property solicitor advise me on the risk and history of floods to properties in Billericay?

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A key component in the conveyancing procedure involves your lawyer carrying out conveyancing and environmental searches that go in certain details with respect to Billericay flooding.

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

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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

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Does my conveyancer in Billericay get any searches on the Essex thirties semi-detached cottage I am buying?

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The common legal protocol will be to get Local Authority, Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environmental and occasionally area-specific searches for example Official Search of Part with Priority (OS2).

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

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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.

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Of the major Billericay mortgage lenders, who have joined your panel?

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Of lenders with local offices near Billericay, we with the majority. Billericay lenders and mortgage specialists include Mortgage Business, 140 High St, Billericay, CM12 9DF, Downing Mal, 195 Noak Hill Rd, Billericay, CM12 9UL, and C L S Financial Advice, 4 Highview Rise, Crays Hill, Billericay, CM11 2XU.

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Is your solicitor team experienced enough to move quickly on the conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Billericay?

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Indeed we are familiar with local and national auctions and regularly do the legal conveyancing auction buyers and sellers. Homeward Legals panel of lawyers have in the past acted for many buyers and sellers at regional residential property auctions including Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Prudent auction buyers will select a residential lawyer as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for a full report of the lot well before the auction day. After the day of bidding your Homeward Legal lawyer is absolutely focused on concluding the transaction within a as tight time frame as usually required .

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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?

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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.