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Conveyancing in Great Baddow Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/07/17

Local Great Baddow attractions

Royal Sovereign Lighthouse, Danbury Country Park Country Park and Chelmsford Hylands Park Country Park are easily accessible from Great Baddow.

The nearest train station to Great Baddow is Chelmsford. The closest airport to Great Baddow is London, Southend Airport (13 miles). London City Airport is 25 miles, London Airport is 14 miles and Stansted Airport is 16 miles away.

The most convenient hospital to Great Baddow is Priory Chelmsford.

Q.

We need to find affordable conveyancing in Great Baddow. What are the risks?

A.

Many solicitors claim to offer cheap conveyancing quotes. Often additional fees may be added into the solicitor's terms of engagement which unwary homeowners fail to check. Any extra costs included in your solicitor's terms should be fair and clearly defined and be applicable if your solicitor is required to perform tasks outside a normal transaction in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements should be included on your conveyancing quote. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

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How long on average should it take our conveyancing solicitor to carry out all of the legal work for the top floor of property we hope to buy?

A.

It can take anywhere between 3 weeks and 3 months depending on any number of things for example the efficiency of the seller's property lawyer, or absent parties.

Q.

We need to complete this £401,000 house purchase as soon as possible, how do we aim for fast conveyancing?

A.

Experienced buyers will tell you that faster conveyancing is the key to is to employing a proactive and experienced solicitor. Furthermore, there are several tasks you as the purchaser could do. These include:

  • promptly answering your solicitor's questions (by email if possible)
  • clarifying your mortgage lender's requirements
  • requesting status updates from the solicitor regularly

Q.

What will the council tax cost me for a Forties Band C maisonette in Great Baddow?

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Your respective council tax band should typically be detailed within the conveyancing report on title, and by the governing local authority. The latest council tax rates for residents of Great Baddow are tabled online at the Chelmsford local authority site. As at (15 July 2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £993.00
  • Band B - £1,159.00
  • Band C - £1,324.00
  • Band D - £1,490.00
  • Band E - £1,821.00
  • Band F - £2,152.00
  • Band G - £2,483.00
  • Band H - £2,980.00

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Is Homeward Legal experienced enough to act quickly on auction conveyancing in Great Baddow?

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Our solicitors and licensed conveyancers in Great Baddow frequently get instructed by buyers and sellers at auction. Conveyancers consistently advise bidders to decide on a local property conveyancing lawyer in advance of the day of the auction for a thorough investigation. Subsequently, following the auction day arrives your instructed property conveyancing lawyer is completely geared up to concluding the legal side of things in a month as required .

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What environmental concerns will affect land in Great Baddow, and will they be comprehensively investigated?

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Great Baddow property could be contaminated by many environmental factors, and an environmental search should reveal if a specific plot of land is affected by contaminants such as civil aviation activity in the area.

Q.

Conveyancing searches (environmental) may be conveyancing protocol but in light of climate change such as the Met Office warning of more intense rainfall in the future are they still appropriate to report enough about the ever changing Great Baddow risk of flooding?

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Your Great Baddow conveyancing solicitor will suggest that you also get environmental searches if the initial searches spots a significant risk Great Baddow flood risk area data

Sometimes property buyers to contact a local resident to get more insight if you are still worried.

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How do I protect my offer from gazumping?

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Gazumping describes when a owner agrees to an offer and later refuses it. Instead, they then go for a second buyer's offer. It could happen only days prior to exchange. Although gazumping is less common in a declining market, there will always be a chance. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer.

 
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