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Transfer of Equity in Southend On Sea

A transfer of equity occurs when a property owner wishes to change the legal ownership of the property. Reasons include marriage, divorce and tax planning.

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Conveyancing in Southend On Sea Q & A's

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Updated: 15/01/17

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.

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We are buying a sixties building in a designated Southend On Sea conservation area, how does one get information relating to the state of upkeep of the area?

A.

English Heritage, a government body, keep a detailed list on the condition of conservation areas along with the exposure to getting worse. Conservation areas in Southend On Sea are set up by the local Southend-on-Sea planning authority, who police everything from whether trees can be cut down to the thwarting of vacant buildings.

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How much is the council tax on a Forties detached house in Southend On Sea?

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:

  • Band A - £883.00
  • Band B - £1,030.00
  • Band C - £1,177.00
  • Band D - £1,324.00
  • Band E - £1,619.00
  • Band F - £1,913.00
  • Band G - £2,207.00
  • Band H - £2,649.00

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What factors can contaminate land in Southend On Sea. Will they be thoroughly investigated?

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Property in Southend On Sea would be contaminated by a wide range of environmental factors. Contaminants including hazardous and regulated installations and sand or clay quarries will be investigated during the conveyancing process.

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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.

We are planning to buy a modern property, is it important that property searches are performed?

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Conveyancing searches are a typical pack of enquiries carried out for the buyer, and refer specifically to issues with the property's title.

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We are on a deadline and would like organise a fast purchase, what should we organise to speed up the process?

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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.

 
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