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Conveyancing in Chigwell Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/18

Practical regional public transport and public service information

Chingford train station is almost 3 miles from Chigwell. Chigwell's closest airport is London City Airport (9 miles). London Heliport Airport is 16 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 22 miles, Elstree Airport is 18 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 21 mile and Stansted Airport is 20 miles away.

Drivers are well catered for with Chigwell enjoying excellent road access about 1 mile of Junction 5 Southbound of the M11.

Holly House Buckhurst Hill is a nearby hospital for Chigwell.

Q.

I am looking for the cheapest conveyancing quote. What do we need to check for?

A.

Many solicitors promote theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional fees are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement. Extra charges listed in the solicitor's terms needs to be reasonable and clear. They only apply in cases where the lawyer must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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The vendor appears to have added dormer windows to the flat in Chigwell which I think may defy local conservation area guidelines

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Your instructed lawyer will carry out searches find out if the property is within a conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have the necessary consent from the local planning authority.

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Are costs for obtaining copies of planning permission fees or disbursements?

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Fees and disbursements should be identified on your quote. These costs are fees not disbursements. It should be included in your conveyancing quote.

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I would like to know which Chigwell lenders your lawyers work with. Whose panels are your solicitors members of?

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Most lenders in Chigwell are on our Chigwell solicitors' panel. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Mr Lender, Sterling House/Langston Rd, Loughton, IG10 3TS.

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What will the council tax cost me for a period Band H maisonette in Chigwell?

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The appropriate council tax band will usually be identified as part of the title report, as well as by the local council

Up-to-date charges for properties in Chigwell are tabled online at the Epping Forest local authority site. Currently on 01 October 2012 rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £998.00
  • Band B - £1,164.00
  • Band C - £1,330.00
  • Band D - £1,496.00
  • Band E - £1,829.00
  • Band F - £2,161.00
  • Band G - £2,494.00
  • Band H - £2,993.00

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Will you need to get searches for chancel liability? We are buying in Chigwell.

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The result of a landmark case in 2003 reaffirmed that 'lay impropriators' of property must contribute towards church repairs. Several sources are used to determine liability in Chigwell, including parish archives. Church properties in the local area where a chancel search may be necessary include St Mary, St Paul's Hainault and St Winifred.

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What will affect land in Chigwell, and are they checked for comprehensively?

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Many of contaminants caused by natural and human-influenced issues may impact residential property in Chigwell, such as proximity to waste sites and air pollution. An environmental search can give more clarity.

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Is your solicitor team geared up for handle fast completions on the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Chigwell?

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Yes - Indeed we are familiar with local and national auctions and frequently work for buyers and sellers at auction. Conveyancers typically advocate buyers at auction to appoint a conveyancing company well in advance of the date of the auction to allow time for a thorough investigation of the legal pack. Following the day of bidding your chosen property lawyer is able to concentrate on quickly completing the legal work inside the usual 28 days as conventionally required .