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Conveyancing in Braintree Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/10/17

Buying or selling a residential property in Braintree? Relevant local Braintree travel and public service details:

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.

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Braintree attractions

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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.

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What are the best conveyancing rates for a £728k property?

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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.

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Are Braintree any conservation areas going to constrain us?

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These areas delineate areas recognised as being of historical merit. Town Centre and Bradford Street, Sible Hedingham South (Swan Street) and Silver End are among the conservation areas in Braintree. Your property solicitor will offer more information and discuss the relevant responsibilities, regarding specific conservation areas in Braintree.

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For fast legal work on the purchase of a £486,000 residence, what do we need to get?

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Primarily, fast Braintree conveyancing is the key to is to use a proactive, diligent solicitor. When choosing a solicitor, you should ask the following: Do they use email? Do they offer 'no move, no fee' protection? This can incentivise a faster transaction. Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?

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What is the council tax on a Thirties mid-terrace Band A house in Braintree?

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The relevant band should usually be detailed within the title report, as well as by the local authority.

The latest tax rates for Braintree are detailed online at the Braintree council site. At the time of writing (01 June 2012) the rates are:

  • Band A - £990.00
  • Band B - £1,155.00
  • Band C - £1,320.00
  • Band D - £1,485.00
  • Band E - £1,815.00
  • Band F - £2,145.00
  • Band G - £2,475.00
  • Band H - £2,970.00

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At what point should one make arrangements with a removal company?

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Best practice is for buyers to hold off arranging a removal van until the point where you have set your completion date that customarily occurs after signing of contracts. A portion of removals firms often charge a change of date amount

For a local firm W Harris Of Chelmsford Ltd, Goldcrest House/Driberg Way, Braintree, CM7 1NB Telephone: 01245 267846 or Shorts Removal & Clearance, 358 Panfield La, Braintree, CM7 5RS on 01376 325984.

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How can I find if any of the designated Braintree conservation areas are in poor condition?

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An up-to-date determination of the state of repair of conservation areas in Braintree is surveyed by English Heritage and this areas and information are listed at English Heritage: Braintree Town Centre and Bradford Street registered as poor with medium vulnerability and deteriorating condition, Sible Hedingham South (Swan Street) registered as poor with high vulnerability and no significant change, Silver End registered as poor with high vulnerability and no significant change, Witham Town Centre (2 areas) registered as fair with medium vulnerability and deteriorating condition. Telephone 01376 551414 ext: 2563 for more information.

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How do you work out stamp duty?

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Stamp Duty will depend on the home's value. It is £38960 on a £974000 property.*

*This information accurate as of December 2012

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For what reason does sale conveyancing legal work require months?

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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.