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Conveyancing in Harwich Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 12/04/18

Harwich attractions and landmarks

Ramsey Essex Windmill and Felixstowe Landguard Fort English Heritage are in Harwich.

The nearest airport to Harwich is Clacton, West Rd Airport. Clacton Airport is 12 miles and Elmsett Airport is 16 miles away. Harwich International station is about a mile from Harwich.

The neighbouring hospital for Harwich is Harwich.

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There are lots of 'cheap' offers, but how do we find a good one? I am trying to find low cost conveyancing in Harwich.

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Various conveyancers purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing, however additional charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms which home owners may have not read carefully Any charges needs to be reasonable and clear. They come into force only if the solicitor is required to complete extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Harwich conveyancing solicitors do formal searches if acting for a purchaser - what specific ones?

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If you are taking out a mortgage the lender insist that at least specific searches, including the following for properties in Harwich: Local Authority Search, Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environment Search, and occasionally specific searches such as Chancel Check.

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Will we need a chancel liability search? I am buying a house in Harwich.

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As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Harwich which was once owned by a 'lay rectors' can be liable for maintenance of specific local church buildings. As a consequence of a recent Act, interest over any affected land must be registered

by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. A solicitor will be able to advise further. Church of England properties in the area where chancel liability may apply include St Nicholas.

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What causes Harwich sale conveyancing to require so much time and effort?

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The conveyancing process may be delayed even where there is no chain. Some delays are unhappily out of your solicitor's hands. We work hard to minimise the cost of these delays where feasible by driving the sale or purchase forward. Common delays may include difficulties with mortgage finance.

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Do your lawyers look after the legal conveyancing of property auction properties in Harwich?

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Our residential property lawyers regularly do the legal work for sellers at auction. Lawyers always suggest buyers at auction to instruct a SRA regulated conveyancing firm well in advance of the auction to allow sufficient time for a full report of the sellers documents. Following the auction day arrives your appointed lawyer is completely able to concentrate on concluding the legal work within the reduced time frame as required .

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Are there many lenders with Harwich branches?

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Of lenders with branches nearby Harwich, Homeward Legal work in conjunction with most. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Mortgage Extra, Church St, Coggeshall, Colchester, CO6 1TX, Financial Solutions Partnership Ltd, Lawley House/Butt Rd, Colchester, CO3 3DG, and Mortgage 321, Lodge La, Langham, Colchester, CO4 5NE. The lawyer whom you have instructed can confirm additional costs or hurdles associated with your chosen lender.

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Which local authority is responsible for Harwich?

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Harwich is located in Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1SE, Tel: 01255 686 868

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What local factors can contaminate land in Harwich?

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Numerous of contaminants caused by naturally-occurring factors may seriously affect residential property in Harwich . Contaminants including proximity to scrap yards should be reported on during conveyancing searches.