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Conveyancing in Brentwood Q & A's

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Updated: 20/04/17

Brentwood area info

Mountnessing Essex Windmill, Brentwood Thorndon Country Park Country Park and South Weald Weald Country Park Country Parkare all around Brentwood.

Brentwood's nearest train station is Brentwood at 1 mile s. The nearest airport to Brentwood is London City Airport. London Heliport Airport is 24 miles, London Airport is 18 miles, Rochester Airport is 21 mile s, London Biggin Hill Airport is 24 miles and Stansted Airport is 19 miles away.

Brentwood is about 2 miles of junction entry 28 Westbound of the M25.

The neighbouring hospital for Brentwood is Brentwood.


What are the best rates for conveyancing for a 612,000 property?


Many property lawyers promote supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes. However additional costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Extra fees ought to be fair and reasonable. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Is it dangerous to avoid paying out for HMRC stamp duty?


Stamp duty reduction scheme is not advised when buying in Brentwood. These schemes are highly expensive and unreliable. There have been a range of legal initiatives, such as higher thresholds for first-time buyers. You will be able to confirm your eligibility for any such active initiatives with your solicitor..


The property seller has unfortunately fitted unseemly windows on the flat in Brentwood which I think may conflict with local conservation area criteria


A property lawyer to confirm whether the property is inside a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have the required consents. In the event that no necessary permissions be produced, your solicitor will recommend all options, which include seeking cover from an indemnity insurance policy or seeking retrospective consent from Brentwood planning authority.


What is the council tax on a period detached Band A house in Brentwood?


You should be told about your property's council tax band as part of the report on title.

Correct charges for Brentwood are set out in detail at the Brentwood council site. Currently, 02 September 2012, rates are:

  • Band A - £979.00
  • Band B - £1,142.00
  • Band C - £1,305.00
  • Band D - £1,468.00
  • Band E - £1,794.00
  • Band F - £2,121.00
  • Band G - £2,447.00
  • Band H - £2,936.00


I am planning on buying a period investment flat in a Brentwood conservation area, how do we uncover data concerning the state of repair of the area?


Local conservation areas are designated by the local authority (Brentwood) who police conservation area concerns from whether trees can be cut down to the halting of neglected buildings. English Heritage, a government body, maintain a list of the state of conservation areas.


Which local authority is responsible for Brentwood?


Brentwood is located in London Borough of Brent Council, One Stop Service, Town Hall, Forty Lane, Wembley, HA9 9HD, contact: 020 8937 1206


We are buying on a brownfield site. Is lithium (Li) soil contamination likely?


There are legislative rules in place to stop future soil contamination. Other sources of contaminated land include groundwater contaminants like hydrocarbons and organohalides.


Is homewardlegal.co.uk set up to 28 day completions on residential property auction conveyancing in Brentwood?


Indeed we work with auctioneers throughout Essex and commonly do the legal conveyancing buyers and sellers at auction. Our solicitors and licensed conveyancers have been instructed by numerous buyers at national and local 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.

Prepared auction buyers know to formally appoint a SRA regulated lawyer as early as possible for a full review of the sellers documents in advance of the auction day.

Immediately following the auction day your appointed property lawyer is wholly focused on completing the legal work within the usual 28 days as required .