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Conveyancing in Wickford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/07/17

The nearest airport to Wickford is London, Southend Airport (8 miles). London City Airport is 22 miles, London Airport is 9 miles, Rochester Airport is 19 miles and Stansted Airport is 23 miles away. The closest train station to Wickford is Wickford.

Basildon, Nethermayne is the neighbouring hospital for Wickford.


How do I find affordable conveyancing in Wickford?


Lack of clarity over this point catches out many sellers and buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many property lawyers promote supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however extra fees can inflate your final invoice. Extra costs needs to be fair.


Are your recommend solicitors experienced enough to complete within 28 days of exchange on auction conveyancing in Wickford?


We put together legal documentation for vendors and commonly work for bidders at auction. It is highly recommended for bidders to formally appoint a residential property conveyancing lawyer as quickly as they can to allow time for a detailed review of the sellers documents well before the auction day. Q.

How do I circumvent paying SDLT?


Stamp duty reduction scheme should not be considered when purchasing in Wickford. Such schemes are often uneconomical and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.


Will the conveyancer in Wickford tell me about the cost of council tax for a Band B property prior to completing on the purchase?

A lawyer will speak to the council to enquire about the currently applicable council tax rates, which will be set out in the title report. The latest tax charges for Wickford are published on the Basildon local authority website. As at, 13 August 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,032.00
  • Band B - £1,204.00
  • Band C - £1,376.00
  • Band D - £1,548.00
  • Band E - £1,893.00
  • Band F - £2,237.00
  • Band G - £2,581.00
  • Band H - £3,097.00


What length of time does conveyancing take?


The time needed to sell or purchase a house is not wholly predictable, based on a number of legal considerations. Nationwide, the average is around ten weeks, whereas our solicitors aim for faster conveyancing, driving the transaction to complete within 6 to 8 weeks.


Which Wickford mortgage lenders do you work with?


Of lenders with local branches around Wickford, Homeward Legal work with the bulk of them. Wickford lenders and mortgage specialists include Owen & Associates, 19 Willowdale Centre/High St, Wickford, SS12 0RA, Chamberlin Financial Ltd, 39b Ethelred Gdns, Wickford, SS11 7EX, and Countrywide Mortgages Ltd, 12 High St, Wickford, SS12 9AZ.


The property seller has fitted unsuitable roof antenna on the building in Wickford which I think may violate conservation area guidelines


Your instructed solicitor is required to find out whether the property is inside a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have the requisite consent.


Will your Wickford property solicitor do any property conveyancing searches on the Essex Victorian terraced home I want to buy?


The conventional legal procedure will be to obtain Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search and, depending on certain criteria, less common searches, which might include Limestone Search.