Conveyancing Solicitors in Gravesend

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Conveyancing in Gravesend

Conveyancing is the legal transfer of a property from a seller to a buyer. handled by a solicitor or licenced conveyancer. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Gravesend, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Gravesend and Gravesham 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: Grays, Medway and Rochester

Gravesend Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Gravesend

A town in Kent, Gravesend is known for its riverside leisure area, Gravesend Town Pier, and the nearby Shorne Woods Country Park. Popular residential areas include Northfleet and Windmill Hill. Gravesend has a railway station, providing links to London and the Medway towns. Gravesend has a population of approximately 74,000.

Gravesend house prices

The average price paid for a property in Gravesend between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Gravesend (2023/24)

Gravesend is in Gravesham Borough Council.

Band Amount
A £1,402.51
B £1,636.26
C £1,870.01
D £2,103.76
E £2,571.26
F £3,038.76
G £3,506.27
H £4,207.52

What does a Gravesend conveyancing solicitor do?

A conveyancer or solicitor steers the buyer through the legal aspects of transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer. They will order searches, raise questions for the seller, review the contract of sale and fulfil post-completion formalities, including paying Stamp Duty Land Tax.

Gravesend conveyancing solicitors may also carry out chalk mining searches.

Are you buying a property with a mortgage?

When purchasing property with a mortgage, it is normal for your solicitor to also act for the bank or building society that's giving you the mortgage.

Panel approval will mean your solicitor is able to represent your bank or building society.

Our chosen panel solicitors have established relationships with the majority of banks and building societies, from major banks like HSBC to smaller, specialist lenders including Cynergy Bank - helping to ensure your transaction completes faster.

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Buying a property in a conservation area

When buying a property in a Gravesend conservation area, your conveyancer will need to check for covenants and restrictions, including heritage access, and restrictions on property usage. Conservation areas in Gravesend and across the Gravesham local authority include Cobham Village, Upper Windmill Street, Gravesend, Thong, Shorne, Overcliffe, Gravesend, Darnley Road and Gravesend.

Listed buildings

There exist around 500,000 listed properties in England and Wales - around 320 of which are in Gravesham Borough Council.

Listed buildings in and around Gravesend include:

  • Hazards House And Former Brewery Offices, 45 West Street, Gravesend, Gravesham, Kent
  • New Tavern Fort, Gravesend, Gravesend, Gravesham, Kent
  • 96,97,98 West Street, Gravesend, Gravesham, Kent
  • 68 And 69 Windmill Street, Gravesend, Gravesham, Kent
  • 109 And 110 Windmill Street, Gravesend, Gravesham, Kent

There are many additional things to consider when buying a listed building. Our specialist panel of solicitors will clarify what duties your ownership will impose. Examples include required consent for any alterations, and an obligation to protect significant internal features like fireplaces.

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Leasehold property

Selling a leasehold property is more complicated than buying a freehold. The numerous common problems awaiting an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like and short leases.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a house or flat in Gravesend

At the start of the property selling process in Gravesend, the solicitor will compile key documents, including the contract of sale and property information forms, and help you complete these forms.

Their role involves answering the buyer's solicitor's enquiries and sorting out potential snags.

Your solicitor will also coordinate with all stakeholders, like agents, lenders and landlords, to help ensure the home move completes without a hitch.

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Gravesend?

The legal work for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are uncommon) is much more complicated in comparison with a freehold house.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Gravesend will usually undertake additional legal work. This can involve sourcing the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to details of historical insurance claims.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related problems sooner, It is recommended that the vendor contact a solicitor as early as possible.

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Remortgage conveyancing

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

Before appointing a solicitor, your solicitor needs to be able to act on your bank or building society's behalf.

Our remortgage panel solicitors can act for over 100 lenders, so whether you are switching to an offset mortgage from Lloyds Bank or moving to a shared ownership mortgage with Investec Bank, we can help you.

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Transfer of equity

If you are planning to restructure the ownership of your property, whether you are gifting a home, estate planning or taking over the share of another owner, you will need to transfer equity. Your conveyancer will handle all the required documentation for a fixed fee.

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Conveyancing legal fees

These fees are what your conveyancer charges you for the work they complete for you. Your solicitor's quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you'll pay when your transaction completes.

Conveyancing disbursements

The quote will include necessary third-party costs, called disbursements, including Stamp Duty and property searches.

Check for hidden costs

Some solicitors' quotes set out additional charges in their terms and conditions, leading to a final bill that is higher than the original quote. Beware of hidden fees or extra charges, when you compare conveyancing quotes.

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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