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Conveyancing in Leigh On Sea Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/04/18

Leigh On Sea attractions and landmarks

Rayleigh Windmill and Hadleigh Castle Country Park Country Park are close to Leigh On Sea.

Leigh-on-Sea station is about 1 mile from Leigh On Sea. The closest airport to Leigh On Sea is London, Southend Airport. London Airport is 3 miles and Rochester Airport is 15 miles away.

The closest hospital for Leigh On Sea is Southend, University.

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How do we find a discount conveyancing quote in Leigh On Sea?

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Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned, and many property lawyers promote 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional fees may increase your solicitor's invoice. Additional charges included in terms of engagement ought to be fair and reasonable. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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Should we employ the property solicitor who usually works with by the agent?

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If you choose a law firm this way, you the agent can use their influence encourage a solicitor to complete sooner. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, it may be the case that the agent recommends the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.

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In the next few we are going to be moving out of our semi detached home near Leigh On Sea to a newer house in Laindon at what point to select a house removal firm?

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Our recommendation is for home movers to delay instructing a removal van until such time as everyone has decided your move date that normally takes place after contracts have exchanged. For a local Essex firm Moving On, 275 Prince Av, Westcliff On Sea, SS0 0JP Call: 01702 525113 or Lawes Bros Removals, 191a 193 Leighton Av, Leigh On Sea, SS9 1PX Telephone: 01702 348370.

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Do your solicitors look after the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Leigh On Sea?

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Yes - Our company frequently act for buyers and sellers at auction. Homeward Legal always suggest buyers to formally appoint a good conveyancing firm well before the property auction date to allow enough time for a thorough review of the documents. Subsequently, following the auction day arrives your conveyancing solicitor will be geared up to finishing the legal side of things inside the reduced time frame as typically required .

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What is the council tax on a Forties mid-terrace house in Leigh On Sea?

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Almost always the conveyancer's title report will give information the relevant Southend-on-Sea council tax band. Up-to-date rates for residents of Leigh On Sea are set out in detail online at the Southend-on-Sea local authority site. At the time of writing, 03/02/2013, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £883.00
  • Band B - £1,030.00
  • Band C - £1,177.00
  • Band D - £1,324.00
  • Band E - £1,619.00
  • Band F - £1,913.00
  • Band G - £2,207.00
  • Band H - £2,649.00

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Which factors can affect land in Leigh On Sea?

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Land in Leigh On Sea will be contaminated by many environmental concerns, such as sand or clay quarries. An environmental search will offer more detail.

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Northern Rock is our lender - is there anything we need to be aware of?

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Some lenders are now reducing their 'solicitor panel'. For buyers, this can result in significantly increased legal costs. Homeward Legal, fortunately, will act for all major lenders.

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What type of searches concerning the uncertain risk of possible flooding to properties in Essex will my property lawyer in Leigh On Sea actually carry out?

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A crucial step in the legal procedure involves a solicitor making an application for environmental searches that give you details with respect to Leigh On Sea flood risk area. A significantly more detailed flood history/risk search, for instance the Landmark search, will often be suggested by a conveyancing solicitor in Leigh On Sea if in the event that the enviro. search show any risk of flooding.