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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: 29/04/17

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.

Our estate agent has offered a law firm. Will it be cheaper to use this firm?

A.

Both agents and mortgage brokers may refer a conveyancer. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, there is a risk that the agent may suggest the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.

Q.

What kind of local searches in respect to the risk of local flooding to properties in Essex will a Southend On Sea conveyancer be able to conduct for a Regency property I am buying?

A.

A conveyancing solicitor will conduct official property environmental searches, which include Southend On Sea historical flood risk information.

Q.

Might the charges for our conveyancing take into account any hidden fees?

A.

Homeward Legal's solicitors do not charge any hidden fees to transfer a property.

Q.

We are selling in Peterborough and our conveyancing is taking too long – how long should conveyancing normally take?

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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.

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I would like to know which Southend On Sea lenders your lawyers work with. Which panels are you on?

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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.

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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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