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Conveyancing in Writtle Q & A's

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Updated: 15/01/18

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.

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

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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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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.

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Doing your own conveyancing without using a Writtle solicitor looks to be possible when buying a maisonette , however would it really be wise ?

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Legally speaking there is absolutely no reason why a home buyer cant opt to do the majority of the legal and technical work unaided. In reality however, a solicitor in Writtle handles a significant number of functions such as chasing replies

to requisitions and representing the lender some of which require a qualified professional. However lawyers are obliged to carry the correct indemnity insurance to shield you from any professional carelessness on the part of the solicitor.

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How do we guard against getting gazumped?

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This happens when a seller approves an offer and then refuses it, opting for a better offer. The risk of getting gazumped is present in any transaction. Instructing a solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer is a key first step to reducing this risk.

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What does the Writtle property lawyer advise if the flat is located in a Chelmsford conservation area that may have incongruous artificial stone cladding fitted?

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Local authority searches carried out by your Writtle conveyancing solicitor should ascertain if the property is within a conservation area and evidence of planning authority consent for alterations will be requested.

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How is Writtle contaminated land checked?

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Property in Writtle is contaminated by a range of natural and human-influenced issues, like potentially contaminative use of nearby land and shallow mining. An environmental search will offer more detail.

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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.