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Conveyancing in Writtle Q & A's

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Updated: 22/07/17

The nearest train station to Writtle is Chelmsford, about 2 miles away. Writtle's nearest airport is Stansted Airport (13 miles). London City Airport is 23 miles, London Airport is 17 miles and away.

St Johns Chelmsford is a nearby hospital for Writtle.

Q.

I am looking for an affordable conveyancing estimate. What do we need to consider?

A.

Many online and high street solicitors offer cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately extra fees are often hiding in the terms and conditions that unknowing homeowners have not reviewed A conveyancing quote ought to list any disbursements to be paid.

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Where look for check out whether the conservation area is at risk?

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English Heritage keep records about the state of repair of conservation areas along with the vulnerability to deterioration. Local conservation areas are created by the local authority (Chelmsford) who preserve the state of the area including things like traffic signs, loft extensions and area development.

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How can we find out whether a property is in a conservation area?

A.

There are several conservation areas near or within Writtle. Your lawyer will be able to provide more details.

Q.

Has soil in Writtle been contaminated by uranium?

Writtle industry, agriculture and the natural environment can cause soil contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as groundwater contaminants like industrial chemicals.

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Do we need a property surveyor to view the house purchase?

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It is suggested that property purchasers arrange a survey if you are intending to buy in Writtle. Buyers should be aware that there are a wide range of defects which can affect a property, which will not be covered by the legal work. These can include blocked drains or failed double glazing.

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Is a TT fee a fee or disbursement?

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Fees and disbursements ought to be clearly identified on a conveyancing quote. This cost, for example, is a fee not a disbursement, and will usually be included in your quote.

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What will the council tax cost for a buy to let Band an apartment in Writtle?

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Your band will almost always be set out within the title report along with the local council. The latest council tax charges for residents of Writtle are set out online at the Chelmsford local authority website. At the time of authoring (13 August 2012) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £993.00
  • Band B - £1,159.00
  • Band C - £1,324.00
  • Band D - £1,490.00
  • Band E - £1,821.00
  • Band F - £2,152.00
  • Band G - £2,483.00
  • Band H - £2,980.00

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For the purchase, my mortgage lender, we have chosen Direct Line Mortgages, what will we need to know?

A.

A small number of lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel', potentially creating increased legal costs for buyers. We, however, are able to act for the vast majority of UK mortgage lenders.

 
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