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Conveyancing in South Woodham Ferrers Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Woodham Ferrers train station is around 1 mile from South Woodham Ferrers. The nearest airport to South Woodham Ferrers is London, Southend Airport. London Airport is 7 miles, Clacton Airport is 25 miles, Rochester Airport is 22 miles and Stansted Airport is 23 miles away.

The closest hospital is St Peters Maldon.

Q.

On the purchase of a £483,000 property, what will be the fees? We need to find a discount conveyancing quote.

A.

This catches out many home owners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many law firms claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however extra costs can pad your final invoice. Your South Woodham Ferrers conveyancing quote ought to define any disbursements to be paid.

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Is a house survey advisable when purchasing property in South Woodham Ferrers?

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Homeward Legal strongly advise that most purchasers arrange a RICS surveyor to carry out a survey. Numerous concerns can negatively affect a property. These can include severe weathering or blocked drains. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

Q.

Do Homeward Legal have experience with the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in South Woodham Ferrers?

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Our firm often do the legal work for sellers at auction. Lawyers typically advocate bidders to formally appoint their conveyancing solicitor well in advance of the date of the auction to allow adequate time for a full investigation of the auction legal papers.

Following the day of the auction you are the property conveyancing lawyer should be geared up to finish the conveyancing process in under 28 days after exchange of contracts, a requirement of standard auction conditions.

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Which local authority is responsible for South Woodham Ferrers?

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South Woodham Ferrers is located in Basildon Borough Council, The Basildon Centre, St Martin's Square, Basildon, SS14 1DL, contact: 01268 533 333

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How do I identify whether the South Woodham Ferrers conservation area we are buying in is at risk?

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Conservation areas are set up by the local authority (Rochford) who preserve the state of the area including things like new developments, extensions and building materials.

English Heritage, a government body, have assembled records of the state of repair of conservation areas as well as the risk of the area falling into disrepair.

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Environmental searches are compiled from archived information and given recent weather changes such as the Met Office warning of more intense rainfall in the future, are they the ideal way to advise us sufficient information about the ever changing South Woodham Ferrers flood risk area?

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A diligent conveyancing solicitor in South Woodham Ferrers should always include thorough conveyancing and environmental searches if the standard searches identifies a South Woodham Ferrers flood risk area

Why not converse with a neighbour or local resident to gain additional comfort.

Q.

Myself and my partner are planning to buy in South Woodham Ferrers. Can I check if the house is in a designated conservation area?

A.

The streets and neighbourhoods in or near South Woodham Ferrers will include numerous conservation areas. A solicitor will address the consequences of purchasing property in a conservation area.

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How is Stamp Duty Land Tax determined, how much should it be on a £439000 house?

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Stamp Duty will depend on the purchase price. Stamp duty will be £13170 on a £439000 home.

 
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