By Frances Traynor
19th January 2018
"A legal team to be confident in during your home move."
When selling or buying a property in Wickford, you will need to chose a property lawyer to complete the legal side of things on your behalf.
Our panel of solicitors have many years experience of conveyancing in Wickford and all over Essex. Our highly proactive approach often means we move you faster than other firms.
Solicitors who perform all the conveyancing work for your move for a fixed price.
We do not charge you any conveyancing fees for buying and selling a home, if for any reason your Essex house move does not complete.
With local expertise, our CQS solicitors will guide you through the conveyancing process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
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.Q.
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.Q.
The short answer is, the earlier in the process you can instruct a conveyancing firm, the better. The legal work can then begin very early in the process. Instructing a solicitor early for a purchase may mean that your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed, or, if you are selling a property, prior to marketing the property, documents can be prepared to make it potentially more attractive to motivated buyers.Q.
Property will be contaminated by a wide range of environmental concerns, and an environmental search will confirm that a plot of land is impacted by Wickford contaminants including petroleum and fuel sites or infilled land.Q.
An experienced lawyer makes an application for conveyancing and environmental searches, which include Wickford flood risk information.Q.
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:
When buying with a mortgage, a mortgage provider will need legal work to be undertaken in relation to the mortgage. Recently, a number of lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. This can mean greater conveyancing costs for home buyers. Homeward Legal will act on behalf of many CML-approved lenders so that you will not be required to pay legal fees for your lender's solicitor.Q.
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.Q.
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.