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Conveyancing in Great Baddow Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/10/17

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.

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

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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?

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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.

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The internet is full of an increasing number on and offline manuals going into great depth on DIY conveyancing. Do we necessarily need to spend money on a Great Baddow conveyancer ?

In theory, there is no reason at all why you cant carry out the legal process on your own. In reality however, a conveyancing solicitor handles a huge number of skilled tasks ranging from raising additional enquiries and notifying parties of completion which require training. Additionally solicitors always be covered by acceptable indemnity insurance in order to protect you from any omissions.

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How soon do you need to get a solicitor in Great Baddow?

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The short answer is, as soon as possible. Some sources advocate holding off instruction until the offer is accepted, but opting to delay can jeopardise your sale or purchase.

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Which Great Baddow mortgage lenders do you work with?

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Of lenders with offices near Great Baddow, we closely with many. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Countrywide Mortgages Ltd, 12 High St, Wickford, SS12 9AZ, Owen & Associates, 19 Willowdale Centre/High St, Wickford, SS12 0RA, and Ehren Maguire, 88 High St, Billericay, CM12 9BT. Your solicitor should be able to deal with the particular enquiries and searches your lender requires.

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We are completing in December, how is Stamp Duty Land Tax rates calculated?

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The Stamp Duty you must pay is dependent on the house or flat's price. For a house valued at £822000, the SDLT rate is £32880.*

*Accurate 01/01/2013

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How do I go about find out if the conservation area I am buying in is not being properly maintained?

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Conservation areas are set up by the local Chelmsford planning authority, who preside over everything from including things like excessive road signs, the addition of stone cladding and the upkeep of public spaces. Following a campaign, English Heritage keep records of the state of repair of conservation areas.

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In what ways does my conveyancing solicitor in Great Baddow investigate the risk of a flood at Great Baddow?

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A necessary part of the legal process involved in buying a home involves the conveyancer carrying out property conveyancing searches that offer you information on the subject of Great Baddow area flood risk.