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Conveyancing in Pitsea Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Local key data:

Pitsea's closest station is Pitsea. Pitsea's closest airport is London, Southend Airport. London City Airport is 20 miles, London Airport is 9 miles, Rochester Airport is 15 miles and Stansted Airport is 25 miles away.

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Local Pitsea attractions

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Rayleigh Windmill, Watt Tyler Pitsea Country Park and Vange All Saints Churches Conservation Trust are in Pitsea.

The closest hospital to Pitsea is Basildon, Nethermayne.

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I am looking for discount conveyancing in Pitsea. Will we get a quote or and estimate?

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Many law firms offer theoretically cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately extra fees are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement. Extra charges included in terms and conditions ought to be reasonable and clear. The quote must also state costs to be paid to third parties, e.g. the Land Registry, (disbursments).Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Which local authority looks after Pitsea?

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Pitsea is located in Basildon Borough Council, The Basildon Centre, St Martin's Square, Basildon, SS14 1DL, phone: 01268 533 333

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The web is full of an abundance of very helpful explanatory studies about on the subject of how to do DIY conveyancing. Do I actually need to instruct a solicitor in Pitsea ?

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In theory there are no arguments why a home seller cant adopt a DIY approach and complete the conveyancing on your own. That said, a property lawyer is in charge of a large number of exercises e.g. chasing replies to enquiries and the Land Registry formalities some of which are more safely handled with appropriate a qualified solicitor. Additionally solicitors practices are liable to be required to get applicable insurance that protects you in the event of failures on the part of the solicitor.

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My agent has referred a firm of solicitors. Will it be cheaper to use this firm?

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The agent will be able to pressure a law firm they refer a large number of clients to, and can therefore pressure a solicitor to wrap up the process as soon as possible. These referrals should be thoroughly considered, as there is a risk that the agent may suggest the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.

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Which zones of Pitsea are protected by a conservation area?

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Areas considered to be of 'special architectural and historic interest', like mining villages, may be defined as conservation areas. The benefits of such restrictions will include properties can be easier to sell, but they may impose liability on a buyer for unauthorised alterations made by previous owners.

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Is it advisable that I get a chancel search if I am buying a Pitsea flat close by a 15th Century rectory?

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There are 15000 parishes across the UK. Property owners within some of these may be required to contribute towards the repair of a local church. A number of sources are used to identify liability, including maps of Pitsea's parish boundaries. Pitsea church properties where a chancel search may be necessary include St Gabriel.

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What length of time may conveyancing to transact a home generally take, on average? The property is also local.

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The length of time required to sell or purchase a property can vary, with reference to a range of issues affecting the property. These may include whether either party has a mortgage. Our conveyancers ensure your move receives communicative and proactive service, resulting in the fastest possible outcome.

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What environmental concerns can contaminate land in Pitsea. Are they a concern?

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Property in Pitsea could be contaminated by numerous naturally-occurring factors, and an environmental search should reveal whether a home can be impacted by Pitsea contaminants like environmental radon sources and nearby waste management facilities.

 
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