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Conveyancing in Shenfield Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 26/04/17

Things to do in Shenfield

Mountnessing Essex Windmill, Brentwood Thorndon Country Park Country Park and South Weald Weald Country Park Country Park are in the vicinity of Shenfield.

Shenfield is nearby at inside three miles off the M25 junction entry 28 Westbound.

Shenfield's nearest airport is London City Airport. London Heliport Airport is 25 miles, London Airport is 17 miles, Rochester Airport is 22 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 25 miles and Stansted Airport is 18 miles away. The nearest train station to Shenfield is Shenfield, approximately a mile away.

The closest hospital for Shenfield is Nuffield Brentwood.

Q.

I am trying to find a fixed rate conveyancing estimate. How do we get a quote?

A.

Various firms claim to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional charges are frequently hidden in the terms that property buyers and sellers often do not check. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

Q.

In relation to the fact that 4 of the top 5 wettest years recorded were in last 12 years we are questioning whether flood searches aren't exacting enough?

A.

The Shenfield property lawyer will advise you to get environmental searches if the initial search flags up a significant risk Shenfield flood risk.

You can always contact a neighbour for additional further confidence.

Q.

Will we need a chancel search if we are buying in the parish of Wendon Lofts, near Shenfield?

A.

A property solicitor might recommend that a chancel search be ordered, irrespective of the parish where the house being bought is found. Although some church councils have taken the decision to exact chancel repairs on new owners of land subject to chancel liability, it is not possible to be certain that a parish where dues have not recently been paid will continue to be free from liability. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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Which local authority is responsible for Shenfield?

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Shenfield is located in Brentwood Borough Council, Council Offices, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AY, Tel: 01277 312500

Q.

What is the council tax on a Fifties converted Band C property in Shenfield?

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You will be give detail your house's council tax band as part of the title report. The correct charges for residents of Shenfield are published at the Brentwood council website. As of 10 June 2012 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £979.00
  • Band B - £1,142.00
  • Band C - £1,305.00
  • Band D - £1,468.00
  • Band E - £1,794.00
  • Band F - £2,121.00
  • Band G - £2,447.00
  • Band H - £2,936.00

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At what point should we instruct a conveyancer?

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If you choose a firm with 'no move, no fee' protection, instructing as soon as possible is wise, as the legal work can commence immediately. Instructing your solicitor earlier can limit the risk of the purchase or sale stalling.

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Is tin (Sn) identified in Shenfield top-soil?

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Restrictions exist to curtail soil contamination, but some existing contaminants can reside for decades after exposure. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including organohalides.

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How is contaminated land in Shenfield checked?

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A broad range of contaminants may lessen the value of property. Issues including infilled land will be considered as part of the environmental searches.

 
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