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Conveyancing in Chigwell Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/01/18

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.

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

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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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Will your Chigwell conveyancing solicitor carry out any property conveyancing searches on the Essex Victorian semi-detached house I am intending to purchase?

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Normal legal protocol will be to obtain Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environmental, and possibly area-specific searches for instance Chancel check Search.

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We are buying a £1136000 property in Chigwell, how is stamp duty tax calculated?

Stamp Duty Land Tax is calculated based on the home's value. Stamp duty will be £56800 on a £1136000 house.

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What average time will it take our assigned conveyancing solicitor to conclude the legal process on a terraced house in Chigwell?

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Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere between around a month and 12 weeks, which can be affected by various issues such as the efficiency of the vendor's solicitor, or the length of the chain.

Homeward Legal's conveyancing solicitors are highly results driven completing the process as quickly as possible.

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What will searches cost?

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With a Homeward Legal solicitor, conveyancing clients are charged at most £249 for a standard bundle of searches. In Chigwell, the standard bundle of searches included a chancel liability search and an environmental search.

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Is lead contamination regularly identified in Chigwell soil?

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Chigwell industry, agriculture and the natural environment can cause soil contamination. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Chigwell, including local authorities.

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Is there anything we are supposed to do to make our Chigwell conveyancing faster?

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Key to a faster move is to instruct a proactive solicitor. There are a number of tasks you as the purchaser can do to speed up the process. These include:

  • organising your finances
  • calling or emailing your solicitor, and chase them if you suspect any delays
  • answering any queries raised by your solicitor as soon as possible

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Is it costly to get out of paying for stamp duty?

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Homeward Legal do not advise conveyancing clients expose their finances to any stamp duty mitigation. Such schemes are costly and very risky.