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Conveyancing in Billericay Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

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.

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

For a fast conveyancing process on the purchase of a £538k property, what should we do?

A.

Primarily, finding a communicative conveyancing solicitor is key moving faster. There are various jobs you as the purchaser could do to speed up the legal work. These include:

  • arranging your mortgage offer
  • calling or emailing the conveyancing solicitor, and chase them if you suspect any delays
  • quickly completing and return any forms

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

In about four weeks we are shortly going to move from our semi detached residence near Billericay to a new home in Battlesbridge . At what stage to instruct a home removal firm?

A.

It is prudent to is for home movers to wait before instructing the removals until all parties have confirmed a moving date that takes place once final contracts are signed. Usually firms charge a rearrangement payment

Local home mover companies include Stephenson A J, R/O 17 Radford Way, Billericay, CM12 0AA Telephone: 01277 653268 or Wilson B J & Sons, Unit 3 Shelduck House/Woodbrook Cr, Billericay, CM12 0EQ on 01277 622952.

Q.

What are fixtures and fittings?

A.

Chiefly, fixtures are fixed to floors, walls and ceilings, whereas fixtures are easier to detach or remove. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.

Q.

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

A.

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).

Q.

What average time will it take my designated lawyer to exchange contracts the legal formalities on a flat in a forties property we are purchasing?

A.

Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere from a month to 3 months based on any number of things e.g. the efficiency of the seller's property lawyer, or the time taken to issue draft contracts.

Homeward Legal's solicitors are highly focused on speed and communication completing the process as rapidly we can.

Q.

The property seller has unfortunately added PVC windows on the house in Billericay which I think may break nearby conservation area rules

A.

The property solicitor to check if the property is affected by a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have the necessary consents.

 
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