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Conveyancing in Harwich Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/07/17

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.

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Harwich?

A.

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

Q.

When do I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor to act on our purchase?

A.

The straightforward answer is, as soon as possible. The legal work can then commence immediately. A number of sources advocate postponing instruction until an offer has been firmly agreed, but delays can risk the other side pulling out, particularly in uncertain market conditions.

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Are any of the conservation areas in Harwich are in a deteriorating state?

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An up-to-date appraisal of the state of conservation areas in Harwich is recorded by English Heritage ( a non departmental government body), and the following information is accessible at English Heritage - Dovercourt with Harwich marked as very bad with low vulnerability and deteriorating significantly.

Q.

What will the council tax cost me on a Fifties Band D maisonette in Harwich?

A.

Your respective band will ordinarily be identified within the title report along with the local authority. Correct rates for homes in Harwich are published on the Suffolk Coastal council site. At the time of writing, 23 November 2012, band rates are:

  • Band A - £994.00
  • Band B - £1,160.00
  • Band C - £1,325.00
  • Band D - £1,491.00
  • Band E - £1,823.00
  • Band F - £2,154.00
  • Band G - £2,485.00
  • Band H - £2,982.00

Q.

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

A.

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.

Q.

We are purchasing a home with Chelsea Building Society, what will I need to consider?

A.

Recently, a number of lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. For house purchasers, this can result in significantly greater legal costs. Homeward Legal can act for all major mortgage lenders to keep legal costs to a minimum.

 
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