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Conveyancing in Witham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/04/18

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.

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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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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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What will my searches cost?

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The cost of searches can vary. Common searches include a drainage search and a local authority search.

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

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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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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Should you get searches for chancel liability if we are buying in Witham by land owned by the church?

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In Witham, where land was once owned by a lay rectors, new owners of that property may be obliged to subsidise maintenance of a local church. A number of sources are used to identify liability, including parish archives. Church of England properties in the area where a chancel search may be necessary include St Nicolas.

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How much is the council tax on a Thirties converted Band F property in Witham?

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The band will, more often than not, be reported in the conveyancing report on title, and by the local council. The latest council tax rates for residents of Witham are set out in detail on the Braintree council site. At the time of writing on 04 January 2013 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £990.00
  • Band B - £1,155.00
  • Band C - £1,320.00
  • Band D - £1,485.00
  • Band E - £1,815.00
  • Band F - £2,145.00
  • Band G - £2,475.00
  • Band H - £2,970.00

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How many weeks should conveyancing to buy a house usually need, in your experience? The property is also local.

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The length of time required to sell or purchase a house may vary, influenced by a number of issues affecting the property, such as if the lender requires specific searches. Homeward Legal ensure a sale, purchase or transfer of equity is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service.