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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: 09/01/18

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.

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

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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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The agent has named a firm of solicitors. Is it advisable to instruct them?

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Agent recommendations are a not uncommon route to find a solicitor. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, an agent may decide to recommend the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.

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Which lender panels in South Woodham Ferrers are you on?

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Of lenders with offices around South Woodham Ferrers, Homeward Legal work with the vast majority. Lenders and mortgage specialists in South Woodham Ferrers include Maps Mortgages, 15-17 Reeves Way, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, CM3 5XF, South Woodham Mortgage Solutions, 2a Brickfields Rd, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, CM3 5XB, and Security Financial Services, First Floor Frog House/28-32 Baron Rd, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, CM3 5XQ.

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

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.

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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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Will your conveyancer in South Woodham Ferrers conduct any searches on the Essex Regency detached flat I am buying?

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The common legal procedure will be to get Local Authority, Drainage Search and Environment Search and occasionally specific local South Woodham Ferrers searches, which might include Bankruptcy Search (K16).

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What makes conveyancing work in South Woodham Ferrers to require months? Isn't it just filing paperwork?

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The legal work required to buy or sell a property could be drawn out. We work hard to diminish the impact of these delays by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible. Delays include the time taken to return management information.

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If I am intending to purchase in the parish of Upminster, should we get a chancel search?

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Whichever South Woodham Ferrers parish in which you are buying, a solicitor may suggest a chancel search. In older areas of South Woodham Ferrers, chancel repair dues can be collected on owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils may have spared previous owners or tenants. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.