By Frances Traynor
19th January 2018
"Working in partnership is vital for an less stressful completion."
You should instruct a property lawyer to complete the legal side of things for your property sale, purchase or remortgage.
Homeward Legal's panel of solicitors have years of conveyancing experience in Southend-on-Sea and throughout Essex. Our swift and pragmatic approach means we often complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Our solicitors perform all the conveyancing work for your move for a fixed rate.
You will not be charged any property legal fees, if your Essex house move does not complete.
With local conveyancing expertise, your property solicitor will guide you through the whole of the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
By road: Southend-on-Sea is served by the A13 and A127. By rail: The nearest train station is Southend Central. By air: From Southend-on-Sea, Southend Airport is 3 miles, London City Airport is 37 miles, London Stansted Airport is 40 miles, London Heliport is 46 miles, and London Biggin Hill Airport, 48 miles.
Hospital: Southend University, Prittlewell Chase, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 0RY.
Council: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council (www.southend.gov.uk).
Attractions: Chalkwell Park and Beach, Southend Pier, Adventure Island, Prittlewell Priory, Southend Central Museum, and Two Tree Island.Q.
At Homeward Legal, we never hide any costs to transfer a property, and our quotes provide clear statements of your legal fees and disbursements for a standard conveyancing transaction. Try our quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs.Q.
Your assigned lawyer will request a standard set of searches for the Southend-on-Sea property you are buying. The environmental search will include an element of the level of flood risk for the building and its environs. If the risk is deemed significant, a far more rigorous Landmark flood search will be organised. If you are still apprehensive, you could try speaking to a future neighbour. Or perhaps look up a local building expert for a discussion.Q.
Homeward Legal firmly advises against any stamp duty mitigation scheme, because these are very risky, expensive. If the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed in addition to the remaining duty, which might run into tens of thousands of pounds.Q.
For Southend-on-Sea, council tax is managed by the Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, and up-to-date rates for each band may be found on their website (see the public services information section at the head of these FAQs for a link). Your conveyancer will establish the precise band and tax rate for your property and highlight the information in the title report. For the tax year 2016/2017, Southend-on-Sea’s council tax rates were:
Retrieved on 27 FebruaryQ.
The cost of conveyancing searches substantially varies, depending on what is ordered and the depth of the required search. Searches are disbursements, which are paid out to a third party, charged to you at cost. They will not be included in a quote for solicitor's fees, but instead in the additional costs that might need to be paid. Homeward Legal’s quotes are not estimates, and make the distinction between solicitors’ fees and disbursements very clear, so you will be able to manage the legal expenditure during your move. Use our online quote calculator, or call us on 0800 038 6699 for a fixed-fee quote reinforced with our ‘No Completion, No Fee’ guarantee.Q.
There are numerous actions you as the purchaser can do, including
But, above all, instructing a proactive and experienced conveyancing solicitor is crucial to fast conveyancing.Q.
Comparing quotes is not always easy, considering the differences in terminology and legal jargon used by solicitors. This administration cost is a fee, not a disbursement. It should be included as part of the quote for your conveyancing and not be charged separately.Q.
The Homeward Legal partnership has solicitors who have a wealth of experience working with all the major lenders approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Southend-on-Sea, including:
The lawyer whom you have instructed can advise further.Q.
Southend On Sea is located in Southend on Sea Borough Council, Ground Floor, Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Essex, SS2 6ER, Call: 01702 215 000Q.
Typically the conveyancing report on title will cover the Southend-on-Sea council tax band. Correct rates for Southend On Sea are set out online at the Southend-on-Sea council website. Currently on 26/09/2012 band rates are:
We work beside many lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Southend On Sea, like One, 12 Earls Hall Pde/Prince Av, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6NW, Finance Plus, 152 Westborough Rd, Westcliff-On-Sea, SS0 9JF, and L & P Mortgage & Financial Services Ltd, Viscount House, Southend Airport, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6YF. The lawyer whom you have instructed can advise further.Q.
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.Q.
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.Q.
Experienced buyers will tell you that instructing a experienced conveyancing solicitor is crucial to fast conveyancing. Additionally, there are numerous things you as the purchaser can also do, including, clarifying your mortgage lender's requirements, replying to your conveyancing solicitor by phone, fax or email and calling or emailing your conveyancing solicitor, and chase them if you suspect any delays.Q.
Conveyancing should take between two and three months, but it can take longer if the other solicitor or the mortgage lender delays things, meaning it is out of your hands.
There are see ways to make sure it goes as fast as possible, but you will need a proactive solicitor and good communication throughout.