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Conveyancing in Southend On Sea Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

As reported in the UK census, Southend On Sea's residential population is 518,677 spread over an area of 38,471 hectares (95,064 acres) meaning a density of residential population of 13.5 people per hectare or 5.5 per acre.

Southend On Sea's closest airport is London, Southend Airport (1 mile). London Airport is 2 miles, Clacton Airport is 25 miles and Rochester Airport is 17 miles away. The closest train station to Southend On Sea is Prittlewell, approximately a mile away.

Phoenix Westcliff is a nearby hospital to Southend On Sea.

Q.

There are lots of 'cheap' offers, but how do we find a good one? We need to find a discount conveyancing quote in Southend On Sea.

A.

Many online and high street property lawyers promote so-called cheap conveyancing, but extra costs will be included in small print. Charges included in the terms should be reasonable and clear and only apply to matters if the solicitor must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

Q.

How much will the searches usually cost?

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Southend On Sea searches ranges in cost. Commonly ordered searches include a mining search and a drainage search.

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How do I guard against getting gazumped?

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The practice of rejecting a previously accepted offer when a better offer is made by a second buyer is known as gazumping. Although gazumping is less common in a declining market, there will always be a danger. Instructing a solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer is a key first step to reducing this risk.

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If Southend On Sea a contaminated plot is found in an environmental search, can the soil be easily remedied?

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Remediation can often be possible. A local provider like Ace Turfland The Lawn Co, High House Farm/Barling Rd, Barling Magna, Southend-On-Sea, SS3 0LZ can provide more details.

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Do I need a home buyers survey?

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We firmly suggest that property purchasers order a survey. There can be a range of defects that will impact a property, that will not be addressed during the conveyancing process. These include ground movement and settlement.

Q.

Should we get a chancel search if we are purchasing in the parish of Coggeshall, near Southend On Sea?

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Your solicitor instructed to handle the transaction might recommend that a chancel search is ordered. Although some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have determined to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of affected property, there is no way to be certain that a parish which has not been subject to chancel liability in the past will continue to be free from liability, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.

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I am shortly going to be moving from our semi detached building just outside Southend On Sea to a home in South Ockendon what is the right point to instruct a house removal firm?

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Most solicitors usually suggest that you delay booking a removals company until after exchange of contracts because an absolute moving date wont have been confirmed. Local removals firms include J P Transport, Rear Of 377 Southchurch Rd, Southend On Sea, SS1 2PQ Tel: 01702 290088 or Carpo's, 102A Southchurch Av, Southend On Sea, SS1 2RR Call: 01702 611148.

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Does a Southend On Sea solicitor apply for any property conveyancing searches on the Essex thirties mid terrace house I am buying?

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Standard legal procedure will be to obtain Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search and, depending on certain criteria, specific searches for example HS2 Search.

 
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