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Conveyancing in Writtle Q & A's

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Updated: 06/12/16

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.

Q.

When do you need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor?

A.

The short answer is, the sooner the better. Instructing your solicitor sooner for a sale enables documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process, whereas if you are buying you can shave days off the process by having the details of your instructed solicitor ready when you make an offer.

Q.

Has soil in Writtle been contaminated by uranium?

A.

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.

Q.

How is stamp duty worked out, what amount should we budget for a £302000 property?

A.

The rate of stamp duty that is payable is dependent on the value of the house or flat. It is £9060 on a £302000 house in Writtle.

Q.

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

A.

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

Q.

Should I employ the law firm that usually works with by the estate agent in Plympton?

A.

Many agents in Plympton have arrangements with solicitors where they refer conveyancing clients to them. These referrals should be compared against alternatives, such as local solicitors, or firms found online, as an agent may decide to recommend the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best value for you.

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How do we defer paying stamp duty to the Revenue?

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Stamp duty scheme should not be considered, as such schemes are expensive and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed. There have been a number of government initiatives, such as relief for buyers in 'disadvantaged areas', and your solicitor will advise if these may apply.

Q.

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.

 
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