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Conveyancing in Mersea Island Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/01/18

Regional transport information

Mersea Island's nearest airport is Clacton, West Rd Airport (8 miles). London Airport is 19 miles, Clacton Airport is 9 miles and Elmsett Airport is 20 miles away. Mersea Island's closest station is Wivenhoe.

Essex County Colchester is the closest hospital for Mersea Island.

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How do we find the best conveyancing rates for a 242,000 property?

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This catches out many home owners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors promote theoretically cheap conveyancing. However additional charges will be included in the solicitor's terms. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

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We have a house to purchase. How do we get a fast completion?

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Firstly, instructing a proactive conveyancing solicitor is the key to a faster move. There are several things you as the purchaser can also do to get moving sooner. These include:

  • confirming your mortgage offer
  • keeping in regular contact with the conveyancing solicitor
  • replying to your conveyancing solicitor by phone, fax or email

Q.

Can Mersea Island brownfield site top-soil still be contaminated?

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Mersea Island's local area has a history of contamination from agriculture or industry, like much of the UK. Also considering issues such as groundwater contamination, contaminants affecting Mersea Island property will be factored into an environmental search.

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Is a house survey advisable when buying residential property?

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Homeward Legal recommend that you book a RICS survey. There can be many defects that can negatively affect a property, that a solicitor will be unable to address. These include settlement or chimney defects.

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Will property lawyer in Mersea Island order any property conveyancing searches on the Essex period mid terrace house I am intending to buy?

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The customary procedure will be to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environmental as well as any specific searches such as Commons Registration Search.

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Do many conservation areas in Mersea Island have the potential to affect our house?

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Conservation areas recognise regions of historic or architectural significance. Your property solicitor will be able to provide more details.

Q.

What will the Mersea Island conveyancing solicitor do if the house we hope to purchase is in a registered conservation area and has unsuitable roof aerials installed?

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Tendring council searches conducted by your Mersea Island conveyancing solicitor should ascertain if the property is inside a designated conservation area and any evidence of council approval for modifications will be required.

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As a result of the fact that last year was second wettest year since on record I am thinking that property environmental searches aren't detailed enough?

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A competent Mersea Island conveyancing solicitor will consider carry out flood searches if the first search spots a any kind of Mersea Island flooding risk.

Property purchasers sometimes get in touch with a neighbour of the property to get extra local history.