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Conveyancing in Brentwood

Conveyancing is the work a solicitor does to transfer the legal title of a house or flat from one person to another. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Brentwood, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped Brentwood and Essex clients with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Billericay, Romford, Southend On Sea and Thurrock

Brentwood Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Brentwood

A town in Essex, Brentwood is known for its high street shopping, local parks, and as the setting of reality show 'The Only Way Is Essex'. Shenfield and Hutton Mount are particularly desirable areas. Major employers include Ford Motor Company and Countryside Properties. Brentwood has direct rail links to London Liverpool Street. Brentwood has a population of approximately 54,000.

Brentwood house prices

The average price paid for a property in Brentwood between March and April 2024 was £481,443 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Brentwood (2023/24)

Band Amount
A £1,325.73
B £1,546.69
C £1,767.64
D £1,988.60
E £2,430.51
F £2,872.42
G £3,314.33
H £3,977.20

What does a Brentwood property lawyer do?

During the home purchase, a conveyancer will address all the legal details of buying a home.

Your solicitor will raise enquires of the seller's solicitor, order searches, review the lease (if applicable), and complete any post-sale actions, like HMLR registration and paying SDLT.

Further to the standard checks and searches, Brentwood conveyancing solicitors could also undertake flood risk assessments due to large low-lying areas, and potential for London's green belt issues.

Are you buying with a mortgage?

Whether you are purchasing a second home or buying a residential property to live in, your solicitor must also complete legal work for the bank arranging your mortgage. Your transaction could take weeks longer and incur the cost of an additional solicitor to act for the lender if your conveyancer is not on your mortgage provider's panel.

Our chosen panel lawyers have established relationships with the majority of mortgage lenders, so you can complete your purchase without delay.

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We can also help home movers in Brentwood with the legal work for:

Listed buildings

There are about 500,000 listed buildings in England and Wales, 535 of which are in Brentwood Borough Council.

Brentwood listed buildings include:

  • Hulmers, Great Warley Street, Great Warley, Brentwood, Brentwood, Essex
  • Hole Farmhouse, Hole Farm Lane, Great Warley, Brentwood, Brentwood, Essex
  • Rose Cottage, Billericay Road, Herongate And Ingrave, Brentwood, Essex
  • Lincolns, Lincolns Lane, Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood, Brentwood, Essex
  • Stable Building And Coachmans Cottage 45 Metres North Of Jericho Priory, Church Street, Blackmore, Hook End And Wyatts Green, Brentwood, Essex

Listed buildings come with complex rules that the owner must adhere to. Examples of the obligations placed upon listed building owners include consent for any alterations that might change the character of the property, and an obligation to preserve or restore original windows and doors. Our specialist panel of solicitors will offer guidance on what duties your ownership will impose.

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New Build Conveyancing

The conveyancing for buying a new build home in Brentwood can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A solicitor in Brentwood will need to be qualified to handle things like working to tight developer deadlines, negotiating new build contracts and checking new build warranties with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and Ward Cole.

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Selling a property in Brentwood

For the sale of property in Brentwood, your solicitor will prepare vital paperwork, including the contract of sale and the various property information forms.

The conveyancer's role involves answering enquiries from the buyer's solicitor, handling obstacles like absence of easement and redeeming the mortgage.

To ensure the transaction is straightforward, your conveyancing solicitor will coordinate with all stakeholders, such as estate agents, landlords and lenders.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Brentwood?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold flat is much more protracted in comparison with a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional tasks on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Brentwood, including collating all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is highly recommended that you instruct a conveyancer as early in the process as possible, and potentially before marketing the property,.

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Remortgage conveyancing in Brentwood

The current Bank of England base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

You will need to verify the solicitor you have selected is approved by your mortgage lender before you instruct your solicitor.

We work with solicitors who are panel members for all major lenders. Whether you are switching to a discount mortgage from Halifax or taking out a 3-year tracker rate from Accord, we can assist.

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Transfer of equity in Brentwood

Whether you are adding a new partner to your property's title, gifting a share of a property or tax planning for the future, you will need to transfer equity.

Your conveyancer will handle the legal side for a fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Brentwood?

You can get a quote in minutes, but making sense of what you actually be paying can be a challenge.

Conveyancing fees

These fees are paid to your conveyancing solicitor for the work they complete during your transaction. Your solicitor's quote will set out the legal fees (inc. VAT) that you pay when the property transaction is complete.

Disbursements

Disbursements are the payments incurred by your conveyancing solicitor during the conveyancing process. Third-party disbursements include Local authority searches, Stamp Duty or an environmental search.

Check the terms and conditions

Some solicitors' quotes may include additional charges in their terms and conditions, leading to a higher-than-expected final bill. When you compare conveyancing quotes, beware of hidden fees or extra charges.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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