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Conveyancing in Kelvedon Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

Commuting to Kelvedon? ;

The closest station to Kelvedon is Kelvedon, almost 1 mile away. The nearest airport to Kelvedon is London, Southend Airport. London Airport is 19 miles, Clacton Airport is 19 miles, Elmsett Airport is 21 mile and Stansted Airport is 20 miles away.

William Julien Courtauld Braintree is the closest hospital to Kelvedon.

Q.

I am looking for a cheap Kelvedon solicitor for purchasing a flat. What do we need to consider?

A.

Various conveyancers purport to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional charges can inflate the final invoice.

Q.

Are there any mortgage lenders with offices in Kelvedon?

A.

Of lenders with local offices near Kelvedon, we with the vast majority. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Kelvedon include Mortgage Extra, Church St, Coggeshall, Colchester, CO6 1TX.

Q.

Is there anything I can do to avoid paying stamp duty tax?

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Stamp duty is payable on houses over £125,000. We do not advise buyers arrange any stamp duty scheme. Such schemes are expensive and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed meaning that the full stamp duty amount will be payable, with potential fines.

Q.

Will we need to get a chancel search? We are purchasing a house in Kelvedon.

A.

The result of a landmark case 10 years ago confirmed that chancel repair liability could be enforced. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced. Churches in this area include St Mary the Virgin.

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The home being purchased is on a ex-industrial site. Is the soil possibly contaminated by waste minerals like manganese?

A.

Most soils in Kelvedon have some degree of contamination, from industry, agriculture and the natural environment . The local authority for Kelvedon will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.

Q.

Do we need to be aware of 'fixtures and fittings'?

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In the main, fixtures are permanently fixed to the property and fixtures are free-standing. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.

Q.

Why could Kelvedon sale conveyancing take months to complete?

A.

Conveyancing may be subject to numerous interruptions or delays for many reasons. In some cases, the causes are out of a lawyer's hands, we, however, aim to lessen the cost of these delays by proactively handling all enquiries. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as the length of time it takes for the managing agent or landlord to respond to queries.

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We are purchasing in Kelvedon. Can I establish whether the property is in a designated conservation area?

A.

With 9300 such areas throughout England, the regions located near Kelvedon will include several conservation areas. Your lawyer will be able to provide more details and discuss the relevant responsibilities.

 
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