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Conveyancing in Martlesham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/04/17

Regional information and addresses ;

Martlesham's closest station is Woodbridge at 2 miles. Martlesham's closest airport is Elmsett, Whatfield Rd Airport (13 miles). Clacton Airport is 22 miles and Elmsett Airport is 13 miles away.

Kesgrave Day Ipswich is the neighbouring hospital to Martlesham.


I need to find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors. What are the risks?


Many online and high street property lawyers offer supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra charges are frequently hidden in the terms that unknowing home owners have not reviewed Extras needs to be reasonable. A quote should also clearly state any disbursements.


Which Martlesham mortgage lenders do you work with?


Homeward Legal have worked with the majority of lenders assisting home buyers in Martlesham. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Ipswich Mortgage Services Ltd, 56 St. Margarets St, Ipswich, IP4 2BD, Robinson Derek Associates Ltd, Po Box 540, Ipswich, IP2 0ZA, and Mortages Direct, Wolsey House/16-18 Princes St, Ipswich, IP1 1QT.


What issues are key to aim for fast conveyancing?


Crucial to faster conveyancing is to use a proactive solicitor. There are several tasks you, as the buyer, can also do to get moving sooner, including, answering any queries raised by your solicitor as soon as possible, getting your mortgage offer in place and keeping in regular contact with the solicitor.


What will the council tax cost on a residential Band G apartment in Martlesham?

Your band will conventionally be given as part of the conveyancing report on title, and by the local council. The latest tax charges for properties in Martlesham are published online at the Suffolk Coastal council site. At the time of writing on 14 January 2013 rates are as follows:

  • 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


Do you have good solicitors that handle residential property auction conveyancing in Martlesham?


Homeward Legal commonly handle the legal work for buyers and sellers at auction. Lawyers usually encourage purchasers to choose a fast property conveyancing lawyer before the date of the auction for a detailed investigation.

Post auction day itself your now prepared lawyer will be prepared for finishing the legal side of things within the limited time as typically required by the auction conditions.


Alliance and Leicester is our mortgage lender, what will I need to be aware of?


Recently, a number of lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. For buyers, this can result in significantly increased conveyancing costs. We are able to act for many mortgage lenders, ensuring that an additional preferred solicitor will not be required to act for your lender.


How is contaminated land in Martlesham identified?


A broad range of contaminants may ruin Martlesham property, and factors including military land will be detailed in an appropriate search.


Property solicitors in Martlesham order official conveyancing searches when instructed to act for a property buyer - what specific ones?


If you are taking out a mortgage the lender insist that specific searches, including the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search, and perhaps unique particular such as Commons Registration Search.