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Conveyancing in Purfleet Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/04/17

Local information:

Purfleet's closest airport is London City Airport (8 miles). London Heliport Airport is 19 miles, London Airport is 21 mile s, Rochester Airport is 15 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 15 miles away and Purfleet's nearest station is Purfleet.

Purfleet is very close at 1m of the M25 Junction 31 Westbound.

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Local Purfleet attractions

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Erith London Windmill and Aveley Belhus Woods Country Park are close at hand to Purfleet.

The closest hospital for Purfleet is Little Brook Stone.

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We are trying to find affordable conveyancing. Will we get a quote or and estimate?

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Both high-street and online conveyancers advertise cheap conveyancing quotes. However extra costs are often hiding in small print, left unregarded by busy buyers and sellers Your conveyancing quote should also clearly state any disbursements. Any extra fees listed in the solicitor's terms should be reasonable.

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How can Purfleet property legal work for a purchase go on for so long? Should we be worried?

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Conveyancing will sometimes be delayed, Homeward Legal, however, work hard to reduce the consequences of these delays by proactively handling all enquiries.

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What can searches cost?

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With a Homeward Legal conveyancing solicitor, you will be expected to pay at most £249 for conveyancing searches. Searches are disbursements paid to a third party.

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My husband and I are intending to buy in Purfleet, and would like to find out if there are any areas of conservation.

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Areas deemed to be of architectural merit, such as historic transport links, will be designated as conservation areas. Purfleet itself is named as a conservation area. You

may wish to contact the local council if you have specific questions, but your conveyancing lawyer will investigate this in detail.

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What can contaminate land in Purfleet. Are these checked for thoroughly?

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Land in Purfleet could be contaminated by several naturally-occurring factors, such as other sources of contaminated land. An environmental search can give more clarity. Aveley Landfill, Sandy Lane, Essex, RM15 4XPcould be a local cause of land contamination in Purfleet.

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Is it wise to bypass paying stamp duty on a residential property?

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Homeward Legal strongly advise against any stamp duty reduction scheme, as such schemes are expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later.

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There are a growing number publications giving details on how to do DIY conveyancing for example Conveyancing Forms and Procedures by Annette Goss, Lorraine Richardson and Michael Taylor . Do I want to use a Purfleet solicitor for my home move?

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Technically speaking there are no reasons at all why a home mover cant undertake the legal process on your own. The truth is however that a conveyancing solicitor in Purfleet typically handles a large number of skilled tasks ranging from chasing deeds and DS1 documents and apportioning service charges many of which really need a skilled professional. In any event however, lawyers are required by their regulator to pay for indemnity insurance that protects you in the event of any losses you encounter.

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How much is the council tax on a mid-terrace property in Purfleet?

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Ordinarily, a conveyancing report on title should give detail the relevant Thurrock council tax band. The latest council tax rates for properties in Purfleet are set out in detail at the Thurrock local authority site. On 27/08/2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £871.00
  • Band B - £1,016.00
  • Band C - £1,161.00
  • Band D - £1,306.00
  • Band E - £1,596.00
  • Band F - £1,886.00
  • Band G - £2,177.00
  • Band H - £2,612.00

 
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