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Conveyancing in Great Baddow Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

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.

Q.

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

A.

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
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  • 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

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

Which local authority looks after Great Baddow?

A.

Great Baddow is located in Chelmsford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JE phone: 01245 606 606

Q.

Can you state how we avoid paying for stamp duty?

A.

SDLT usually must be paid for homes valued at over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty avoidance must be treated with caution, as such schemes are expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later meaning that the full stamp duty amount will then be due.

Q.

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

A.

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 .

Q.

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

A.

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

Q.

The estate agent has referred a property lawyer. Is it risky to instruct this firm?

A.

Many estate agents have referral deals with solicitors where they refer conveyancing clients to them. These referrals must be compared with other local solicitors, or better-value firms found online, as an agent may decide to recommend the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.

 
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