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Conveyancing in Maldon Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

Local information

Maldon's nearest station is Hatfield Peverel and Maldon's nearest airport is London, Southend Airport. London Airport is 12 miles, Clacton Airport is 21 mile and Stansted Airport is 21 mile away.

St Peters Maldon is a nearby hospital.

Q.

How do we find the best rates for conveyancing in Maldon for a £694,000 home?

A.

Both high-street and online firms promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional costs are often hiding in the terms of engagement. Extra fees which are listed in terms and conditions should be reasonable and clear.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Maldon?

A.

Maldon is located in Maldon District Council, Princes Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5DL, phone: 01621 854 477

Q.

What will the council tax cost for a buy to let Band G flat in Maldon?

A.

The council tax band will, more often than not, be identified within the title report, as well as by the governing local authority. The latest tax charges for properties in Maldon are tabled on the Maldon local authority website. As of 02 March 2013 band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,002.00
  • Band B - £1,168.00
  • Band C - £1,335.00
  • Band D - £1,502.00
  • Band E - £1,836.00
  • Band F - £2,170.00
  • Band G - £2,504.00
  • Band H - £3,005.00

Q.

There is a lot of free information about DIY conveyancing when buying and selling a house. Is it shrewd to take care of the conveyancing myself on our own?

A.

Theoretically there is no reason at all why you cannot handle the majority of the conveyancing on your own. That said, a conveyancer in Maldon is familiar

with a large array of roles from e.g. understanding the practical side of the process and interpreting planning contraventions some of which require training.

Q.

We are buying in Maldon, and have a conveyancing quote from you. Will we be billed any supplementary hidden costs?

A.

No. Homeward Legal do not charge any additional costs under any circumstances. Know that some solicitor do not give accurate quotes, only estimates. You may face a much greater total fee when you have completed.

Q.

For fast conveyancing to buy a £623,000 property, how could we accelerate the conveyancing process?

A.

Crucial to a fast transaction is to instruct a proactive and experienced property lawyer. There are, however, a range of things you, as the purchaser, can also do. These include:

  • answering any queries raised by your property lawyer as soon as possible
  • organising your finances
  • pushing the property lawyer to begin enquiries as soon as possible

Q.

What can a Maldon conveyancing solicitor do if the maisonette we hope to invest in is located in a conservation area and has inappropriate window frames added?

A.

Maldon planning authority searches carried out by the solicitor during the legal process should ascertain whether the Maldon property a conservation area and evidence of council approval for modifications will be required.

Q.

Can I find out whether a building is in one of Maldon's conservation areas?

A.

With around 9,000 such areas listed throughout England, the areas in or near Maldon will include numerous conservation areas. The council will be able to offer more information about local conservation areas, and the conveyancing solicitor handling your purchase will discuss the relevant responsibilities.

 
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