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Conveyancing in Billericay Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/10/17

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.

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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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We are purchasing with the Co-op, what will I need to consider?

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Buyers should be aware that, recently, a number of lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. This can mean increased conveyancing costs for purchasers. Homeward Legal, however, can act on behalf of the vast majority of mortgage lenders so that the buyer will not have to pay your lender's legal costs.

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When we are buying a apartment on the same street as an ecclesiastical parish in Billericay, will we need to get a chancel search?

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The result of a court case between a parish council and owners of neighbouring farmland liable for church repairs reaffirmed that 'lay rectors' of property must fund church repairs. Terms used in a property's name, like 'vicarage', may indicate chancel liability. A conveyancing lawyer will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Church properties in the local area where a chancel search may be necessary include Christ Church, Emmanuel, Outwood Common St John the Divine and Ramsden Crays All Saints Worship Centre.

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Myself and my partner are buying in Billericay. Can I check that the house is in a conservation area?

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The neighbourhoods in or near Billericay will include numerous areas of 'special architectural and historic interest' designated as conservation areas. Your lawyer will advise further, in regard to relevant conservation area restrictions in Billericay.

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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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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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Is Billericay soil likely to remain contaminated by lead (Pb)?

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Though the dangers are usually minor, some extreme cases may be deemed an unsafe risk. Other sources of contaminated land include acidic compounds.

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I want to exchange on the legal work on my property in under 30 days, are Homeward Legal really fast solicitors in Billericay ?

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Homeward Legal adopts a highly efficient modus operandi to completing the conveyancing as fast as possible. Our lawyers approach is different as we use leading edge HMRC and Land Registry integrated systems . Crucially , we always give you a home moving lawyer incentivised to communicate throughout the home buyer and seller chain .