By Frances Traynor
19th January 2018
"Working in partnership is critical for a quicker completion."
If you are selling or buying a property in Braintree, you will have to instruct a solicitor to handle legal side of things on your behalf.
Homeward Legal's property lawyers have years of experience of conveyancing in Braintree and across Essex. Our proactive approach means we complete the transaction faster than other firms.
Our conveyancing solicitors perform all the legal work for your sale or purchase for a fixed price.
You will not be charged any property legal fees for buying and selling a house, if for any reason your Essex house move does not complete.
With local experience, your solicitor will guide you through the details of the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
The closest airport to Braintree is Stansted Airport. London Airport is 23 miles, Elmsett Airport is 23 miles and away. Braintree's nearest station is Braintree at 1 mile s.Q.
Bocking Essex Windmill, Great Notley Country Park & Flitch Way Country Park and Cressing Temple Historic Buildingare all around Braintree.
The closest hospital to Braintree is St Michaels Braintree.Q.
Several firms offer so-called cheap conveyancing, but extra costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Any extra fees listed in terms of engagement should be reasonable and be applicable if your solicitor must complete work beyond standard conveyancing for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.Q.
These searches are common set of queries performed in the interest of the purchaser, which may include a British waterways search. You need to be aware that, searches refer specifically to issues and defects relating to the property's legal title.Q.
Homeward Legal suggest that most purchasers instruct a home surveyor to carry out a survey. There are a wide range of defects which have a negative impact on a property, which will not be covered by the legal work. These include cracked roof tiles.
Agent referrals are a commonplace path whereby buyers get a solicitor. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, some agents choose the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.Q.
The legal work involved in buying or selling Braintree property can be exposed to significant delays. We understand how unnecessarily stressful these delays can be and do our best to reduce the impact of these delays wherever it is feasible by pushing all parties involved.Q.
In Braintree, where land was once owned by a lay rectors, new owners of that property may be obliged to contribute towards the cost of maintenance of a medieval church. Parochial Church Councils in Braintree must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Churches in the local area include Bocking St Mary the Virgin, Bocking St Peter, St Michael and St Paul.Q.
Stamp Duty will depend on the home's value. It is £38960 on a £974000 property.*
*This information accurate as of December 2012Q.
A conveyancer is likely to recommend a chancel search. Through some church councils have decided to charge chancel repairs on the owners, a solicitor cannot state with certainty that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will not continue to be so. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.