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Updated: 20/07/17

Upminster Bridge attractions

Upminster London Windmill, Aveley Belhus Woods Country Park and Brentwood Thorndon Country Park Country Park are easily accessible from Upminster Bridge.

The closest airport to Upminster Bridge is London City Airport (9 miles). London Heliport Airport is 19 miles, London Airport is 20 miles, Elstree Airport is 25 miles, Rochester Airport is 19 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 18 miles and Stansted Airport is 23 miles away and Upminster Bridge's closest train station is Upminster.

Upminster Bridge is approximately 3 miles of junction entry 29 Westbound of the M25.

The neighbouring hospital for Upminster Bridge is St Georges Hornchuch.


What do you charge for the legal fees on a £673,000 house? We need to find a fixed rate conveyancing quote.


This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many solicitors purport to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional charges may increase the final bill. Additional fees included in terms of engagement ought to be fair and clearly defined. A quote for conveyancing in Upminster Bridge should also clearly state any disbursements to be paid.Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


How many mortgage lenders in Upminster Bridge do you work with?


Homeward Legal have worked with the majority of lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Upminster Bridge, including Coversure Insurance, 136 North St, Hornchurch, RM11 1SU, Fairway Mortgage Solutions, 3B Hubert Rd, Brentwood, CM14 4JE, and Abacus Financial Service Ltd, 74 Hainault Rd, Romford, RM5 3AL. The lawyer handling the work for your Upminster Bridge purchase or sale will be able to address any specific requests your lender may have.


How does the conveyancing work require weeks? We had several delays with our previous solicitor.

The legal work required to buy or sell property will occasionally be exposed to significant delays. We aim to lessen their impact wherever feasible by chasing for prompt responses.


What will the council tax cost me for a Thirties Band E apartment in Upminster Bridge?


The respective band will normally be set out in the report on title, and by the local council Council tax rates for residents of Upminster Bridge are tabled on the Havering local authority site. As at (06 August 2012) the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,001.00
  • Band B - £1,168.00
  • Band C - £1,335.00
  • Band D - £1,502.00
  • Band E - £1,836.00
  • Band F - £2,169.00
  • Band G - £2,503.00
  • Band H - £3,004.00


Will property solicitor in Upminster Bridge get any searches on the London forties detached home I am intending to purchase?


When obtaining a mortgage, your lender requires you to a solicitor to get particular searches, including the following Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental, and perhaps unique particular for instance Coal and Brine.


How do we calculate stamp duty and what amount should we budget for a £1193000 Upminster Bridge residential property?


Stamp Duty Land Tax is based on the value of the house. It is £59650 on a £1193000 house in Upminster Bridge (accurate March 2013).


Do we need to get a chancel search? We are buying close to a 13th Century church in Upminster Bridge.


Property owners neighbouring nearby church land are expected to pay for repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. The solicitor carrying out the legal work for your move will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary.


I am buying in Upminster Bridge. Are there any conservation areas in the area?


These areas protect areas designated as being of historical or architectural value. These restrictions may impose liability on a buyer for unauthorised alterations made by previous owners, but the benefits include security that the surroundings are unlikely to change.