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Conveyancing in Halstead Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

Halstead area information

Bocking Essex Windmill and Halstead Holy Trinity Churches Conservation Trust are in Halstead.

Chappel and Wakes Colne station is about 5 miles from Halstead. Halstead's nearest airport is Stansted Airport (17 miles). Clacton Airport is 24 miles, Elmsett Airport is 18 miles and away.

The nearest hospital is Halstead.

Q.

How do we identify a genuinely cheap fee? We are trying to find low cost conveyancing.

A.

Many property lawyers offer supposedly cheap conveyancing. Often additional costs are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement. Excited buyers, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

Q.

How much is the council tax on a Forties end of terrace Band B dwelling in Halstead?

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The relevant band will typically be detailed within the title report, as well as by the local council. The latest council tax charges for residents of Halstead are listed on the Braintree local authority site. Currently, 12 August 2012, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £990.00
  • Band B - £1,155.00
  • Band C - £1,320.00
  • Band D - £1,485.00
  • Band E - £1,815.00
  • Band F - £2,145.00
  • Band G - £2,475.00
  • Band H - £2,970.00

Q.

Does a conveyancer in Halstead do any searches on the Essex Victorian mid terrace property I want to buy?

A.

Standard procedure is to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search and occasionally specific searches for example British Waterways Search.

Q.

Are pre-completion searches disbursements or fees?

A.

A quote will itemise fees and disbursements, clearly stating which is which. These costs are disbursements not fees, and is passed on to the buyer at cost.

Q.

My partner and I are purchasing a house in Halstead, and need to know if there are any areas of conservation.

A.

There are several conservation areas near or within Halstead. A lawyer will discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area for affected areas in Halstead.

Q.

Why could sale conveyancing work be so delayed? We had several delays with our previous solicitor.

A.

The legal work required to buy or sell a house or flat can be obstructed. We work hard to diminish their burden wherever possible to do so by pushing all parties involved. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as slow solicitors acting for the other side.

Q.

How long should it take my assigned property solicitor to accomplish the legal work on the top floor of new build home in Halstead?

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Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere between 3 weeks and twelve weeks, which can be affected by any number of factors like the speed of the seller's property solicitor, or the number of people in the chain.

Q.

For a fast conveyancing process to buy a £ 955,000 property, what do we need to do?

A.

Contacting a proactive, diligent property lawyer is essential to a fast conveyancing transaction. Ask these questions when identifying your conveyancer:

  • Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact
  • Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact
  • Was there a delay delivering a quote?

 
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