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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: 19/07/17

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.

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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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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.

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How early do you need to speak to a conveyancing solicitor to handle our sale?

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The short answer is, earlier is preferable, as conveyancing involves a number of tasks that can begin straight away. Instructing a conveyancing solicitor to handle your South Woodham Ferrers conveyancing early for a sale means that documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process, whereas if you are buying you will the details of your South Woodham Ferrers solicitor ready when you make an offer.

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Which lender panels in South Woodham Ferrers are you on?

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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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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When you are purchasing in South Woodham Ferrers, will you need to get a chancel liability search?

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Repair costs resulting from chancel liability can total hundreds of thousands of pounds. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for South Woodham Ferrers properties is likely to exist. South Woodham Ferrers churches include Holy Trinity.

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In what ways does the property solicitor in South Woodham Ferrers investigate the risk and history of possible flooding at South Woodham Ferrers for a Sixties property I am hoping to buy?

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Your property lawyer makes an application for conveyancing searches that should include South Woodham Ferrers historical flood risk information. A more detailed dedicated flood risk search, such as the Landmark search, will sometimes be recommended by a qualified South Woodham Ferrers conveyancing solicitor if the results of the enviro. search highlight flood risk to the property.

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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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