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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/04/17

Stansted attractions

Hatfield Forest National Trust , Stansted Mt Essex Windmill, Stansted Mountfitchet St Mary the Virgin Churches Conservation Trust and Chickney St Mary Churches Conservation Trustare all around Stansted.

The closest station to Stansted is Elsenham, around 3 miles away and Stansted Airport is 0 miles from Stansted. Cambridge City Airport is 23 miles and away.

Commuters are well served with Stansted situated with very good major road access nearby at within 3m of Junction 8 Northbound of the M11.

The most convenient hospital to Stansted is Herts & Essex Bishops Stortford.


What will the overall charge be on the sale of a £529k home? We need to find an affordable conveyancing estimate.


This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many firms claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Unfortunately additional fees may increase the final invoice. Any extra costs should be reasonable and clear. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.


Can you explain why the purchase conveyancing process in Stansted takes such a long time?


Conveyancing can be subject to numerous interruptions or delays, we, however, know the needless stress these can cause and seek to lessen their effect by chasing for prompt responses.


If we are purchasing in Stansted next to a 1300s priory, is it necessary that I get a search for chancel liability?


The judgement in a landmark case 10 years ago confirmed that chancel repair liability could be enforced. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Stansted Parochial Church Council enforce liability. Ecclesiastical properties in Stansted include St Mary the Virgin and St Paul.


Which local authority looks after Stansted?

Stansted is located in Uttlesford District Council, London Road Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4ER, Call: 01799 510510


What will the council tax cost for a buy to let Band an apartment in Stansted?


Your property's respective band should usually be identified as part of the conveyancing report on title, and by the governing local authority. The correct rates for Stansted are published online at the Uttlesford local authority site. At the time of authoring, 29 December 2012, the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,004.00
  • Band B - £1,171.00
  • Band C - £1,338.00
  • Band D - £1,505.00
  • Band E - £1,840.00
  • Band F - £2,175.00
  • Band G - £2,509.00
  • Band H - £3,011.00


Our agent has put forward the property solicitor who they generally use. Is it risky to instruct them?


It is common practice for agents to recommend one or more conveyancing firms, however, these referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, as an agent may select the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best value for you.


An unpredictable event dictate that we must to hurry up and exchange on the legal work on our apartment very quickly, do Homeward Legal have any fast Stansted conveyancing solicitors ?


Too many property conveyancing lawyers can be too procrastinating which can add large amounts of uncertainty to the home selling process. We only work with property lawyers that try to communicate from the beginning to the end of the property chain .

Furthermore our lawyers are selected because they all use premier conveyancing management and information technology systems to exchange on the property sale quickly.


As a consequence of the fact that 4 of the top 5 wettest years recorded were in last 10-12 years we are wondering if environmental searches might not be exacting enough?


A good property solicitor in Stansted should always carry out environmental searches if the first searches flag up any kind of risk of flooding in Stansted

Why not get in touch with a neighbour of the property for some added information or nearby Essex flooding repair expert, try: J & S Contractors, 40 Bentfield Gdns, Stansted, CM24 8HJ Tel: 07931 280414.