South Woodham Ferrers conveyancing FAQs

How much is the council tax in Chelmsford Borough Council?

South Woodham Ferrers is situated in Chelmsford Borough Council. Council tax bands in 2019 are as follows:

Band Chelmsford Borough Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1125.21
B £1312.74
C £1500.28
D £1687.81
E £2062.88
F £2437.95
G £2813.02
H £3375.62

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Are South Woodham Ferrers conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in South Woodham Ferrers offer services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Your property lawyer will work on a fixed conveyancing fee basis, with no sneaky extras. Your detailed quote will set out what you will pay when your move completes.

If, for any reason at all, your move does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in South Woodham Ferrers?

Conveyancing searches are detailed enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by South Woodham Ferrers conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in South Woodham Ferrers - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat can be complex. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

A specialist leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Does a leasehold property take longer to sell?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The legal work for selling leasehold houses or flats can be seriously delayed.

The solicitor acting for the buyer must review several leasehold-related documents, such as three years' filed accounts for the property management. The time needed by to source this information is usually the cause of these delays.

The solicitor should start this process before a buyer has even been found, as this information can take weeks to collect if it is difficult to contact the agent responsible for managing the property.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

I am remortgaging a property in South Woodham Ferrers - do I need a solicitor?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in South Woodham Ferrers could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Quittance's solicitors are members of most UK mortgage lenders, so whether you are you are switching to a tracker with Lloyds Bank or to a fixed-rate mortgage with Birmingham Midshires, our remortgage team can assist.

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