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Conveyancing in Witham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

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?

A.

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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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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Do any conservation areas in Witham have the potential to affect us?

Conservation areas denote neighbourhoods registered as being of historical or architectural value. The local authority will advise further about local conservation areas, and the property solicitor handling your purchase will discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area.

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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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Our lender will be Ulster Bank - is there anything I need to know?

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In some cases, lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel'. This can mean greater legal costs for purchasers. We will act for most UK mortgage lenders to ensure that you will not need to pay your lender's legal costs.

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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.

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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What causes the sale conveyancing process in Witham to have so many delays?

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Witham conveyancing will occasionally be lengthy even in ideal circumstances. Some delays are out of the conveyancing solicitor's hands. Homeward Legal know the needless stress these can cause and aim to reduce their consequences by driving the sale or purchase forward. Delays can include waiting for responses from third parties.

 
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