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Transfer of Equity in Witham

A transfer of equity occurs when a property owner wishes to change the legal ownership of the property. Reasons include marriage, divorce and tax planning.

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Homeward Legal's panel of solicitors carry out remortgage conveyancing for Witham clients every week.

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Conveyancing in Witham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 05/12/16

Local Witham attractions

Terling Essex Windmill and Cressing Temple Historic Building are near to Witham.

The closest airport to Witham is London, Southend Airport (16 miles). London Airport is 17 miles, Clacton Airport is 22 miles, Elmsett Airport is 25 miles and Stansted Airport is 18 miles away and the nearest train station to Witham is Witham, almost a mile away.

St Peters Maldon is the nearest hospital to Witham.

Q.

We are looking for fixed rate Witham conveyancing. What should we check?

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Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many buyers and sellers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned, and many firms purport to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra fees may inflate the final bill. Extras included in terms and conditions ought to be reasonable. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid should also be clearly stated on the quote. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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We need to know which Witham lenders your lawyers are able to work with. Whose panels are your solicitors on?

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Of lenders with local offices around Witham, we with the vast majority. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Witham include Aviva, 80 Chelmer Rd, Witham, CM8 2ET, Lloyds TSB Bank PLC, 55 Newland St, Witham, CM8 2BD, and St James' Place, Roslyn Ho/16 Newland St, Witham, CM8 2AQ.

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We are buying on a Witham ex-industrial site. Is the topsoil likely to remain contaminated?

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Metal contamination may have occurred throughout Witham, but some very localised cases of contamination in Witham may pose unacceptably

high risk. Also considering issues such as water contaminants such as household chemicals, contaminants affecting Witham property will be factored into an environmental search.

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Would acquiring a property survey be sensible when purchasing any property in Witham?

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We heavily advise that the majority of purchasers in Witham book a RICS survey. A range problems have a negative impact on a property. These include cracks in walls or chimney defects.

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How can I ascertain whether the conservation area is at risk?

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Conservation areas in Witham are created by Braintree who regulate the state of the area including things like excessive road signs, addition of PVC windows and paths and footpaths. Following a campaign, English Heritage administer information about the condition of conservation areas in Witham and throughout England as well as the exposure to a decline in standards.

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How can my lawyer in Witham investigate the risk of local flooding around Witham?

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An important component in the conveyancing procedure carried out when buying a property involves the solicitor carrying out conveyancing and environmental searches that go in specific information on the risk of flooding in Witham.

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Is Homeward Legal experienced enough to very fast completions on residential property auction conveyancing in Witham?

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We are property auction specialists and regularly do the legal work for bidders at auction. It is a shrewd move auction buyers to get a local conveyancing lawyer as quickly as they can for a thorough investigation of the auction pack in advance of the auction day itself. Q.

How do we avoid gazumping?

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Gazumping happens when a property owner acknowledges the 1st buyer's offer and later rejects it. Instead, they then go for another buyer's offer. The risk of gazumping exists for almost any purchase. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a fast, efficient solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer.

 
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