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Conveyancing in Westcliff On Sea Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 02/12/16

The nearest airport to Westcliff On Sea is London, Southend Airport (2 miles). London Airport is 3 miles and Rochester Airport is 16 miles away and Westcliff-on-Sea train station is about a mile from Westcliff On Sea.

Phoenix Westcliff is the closest hospital to Westcliff On Sea.

Q.

We are looking for the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Westcliff On Sea. How do I get a quote?

A.

The lack of clarity surrounding this topic catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many firms claim to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing. However extra fees can inflate your solicitor's invoice. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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We are intending to buy a sixties flat in a designated Westcliff On Sea conservation area. How does one find data in regards to the standard of upkeep of the conservation area?

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Conservation areas are set up by Southend-on-Sea who police conservation area concerns from whether trees can be cut down to the thwarting of ugly parking meters.

English Heritage, a government body, now maintain information about the state of conservation areas along with the exposure to a decline in standards.

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In respect of the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since 1920, I am thinking that environmental searches aren't detailed enough?

A.

Flood searches applied for by your Westcliff On Sea conveyancer should include the more thorough search (Landmark) if the risk is deemed significant.

If you remain still concerned you could visit a neighbour.

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When we are buying in Westcliff On Sea, do I need a chancel search?

A.

Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Westcliff On Sea Church council. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. Your conveyancing solicitor can provide more details.

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What kind of local environmental searches about the risk of possible flooding at Essex will a solicitor in Westcliff On Sea actually conduct?

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A key part of the conveyancing process involved in buying a home involves the conveyancing solicitor making an application for environmental searches that offer detail with respect to Westcliff On Sea flood risk area data. Depending on the results, a Westcliff On Sea solicitor may possibly advocate a substantially more local flood risk search.

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Our lender will be Intelligent Finance, what do I need to consider?

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Over the last two years, some lenders have reduced the number of firms able to act for them. We are able to act for most mortgage lenders to ensure that you will not need to pay the lender's costs.

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Would acquiring a home buyers survey be advisable when we are purchasing a property?

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We recommend that most purchasers book a property surveyor. Numerous defects can negatively affect a property. These include cracks in walls, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

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What is the council tax on a Fifties converted property in Westcliff On Sea?

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Customarily the report on title will provide the Southend-on-Sea council tax band. Council tax rates for properties in Westcliff On Sea are set out in detail at the Southend-on-Sea council website. At the time of writing on 18/02/2013 the different 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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