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Conveyancing in Dunmow Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/07/17

Helpful local Dunmow public transport and services details -

Elsenham train station is almost 7 miles from Dunmow. Stansted Airport is 5 miles from Dunmow.

Tillingham Day Broomfield is a nearby hospital.


What will the overall charge be on the sale of a £315,000 home? We need to find a fixed rate conveyancing estimate.


Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many sellers and buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many law firms promote so-called cheap conveyancing, however extra charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. Additional fees listed in the solicitor's terms ought to be fair. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.


Do I need to get a building survey for our Dunmow house purchase?


It is strongly suggested that Dunmow property purchasers arrange a property surveyor. It is a fact that there are a wide range of issues which will impact a property, such as cavity wall tie failure.


Having read about the Met Office warning of more intense rainfall in the future I am wondering whether flood risk searches won't be exacting enough?


Your conveyancing solicitor in Dunmow will consider get flood searches if the enviro search establishes a significant risk.

Sometimes buyers converse with a neighbour of the property for that further peace of mind if you are still worried.


We are intending to purchase a residence in Hadstock. Should we order a chancel search?

A Dunmow conveyancing solicitor is likely to recommend a chancel search, whichever parish where the building being bought is located. In Dunmow's much older areas, chancel repair can be imposed on current owners of a building where Parochial Church Councils have previously chosen not to do so, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.


What does the Dunmow conveyancing solicitor recommend if the home is inside a Uttlesford council conservation area which has unsightly windows fitted to it?


Local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) conducted by a property lawyer as part of the conveyancing should find out the existence of the appropriate permission for any development to the building.


Is homewardlegal.co.uk able to complete fast the conveyancing of property auction properties in Dunmow?


Our CQS solicitors do frequently act for auction buyers and sellers. Solicitors strongly suggest bidders to formally appoint a fast property lawyer before the property auction so there is time for a detailed report.

Post auction day arrives your chosen lawyer is absolutely able to concentrate on finishing the legal work in 28 days as usually required by the terms of sale.


Do any designated conservation areas in Dunmow have the potential to affect us?


The regions in or near Dunmow will include numerous conservation areas. You may wish to contact the local authority for more information, but your lawyer will address this during the house-buying process.


How soon do you need to get a solicitor in Dunmow?


The short answer is, the sooner you instruct a firm, the better. Early instruction of a solicitor to act on your Dunmow sale or purchase for a purchase means that you can shave days off the process by having the details of your instructed solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process.