Conveyancing Solicitors in Grays

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Conveyancing in Grays

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 Grays, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Grays and throughout Thurrock handle their sale, purchase, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Dartford, Gravesend, Southend On Sea and Thurrock

Grays Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Grays

A town in Essex, Grays is known for its Thurrock Museum, Grays Beach Riverside Park, and the nearby Lakeside Shopping Centre. Popular residential areas include Chafford Hundred and Tilbury. Grays has a railway station, providing links to London and Southend. Grays has a population of approximately 40,000.

Grays house prices

The average price paid for a property in Grays between February and March 2024 was £282,776 (updated June 2024).

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Council Tax in Grays (2023/24)

Grays is in Thurrock Council.

Band Amount
A £1,265.94
B £1,476.93
C £1,687.92
D £1,898.91
E £2,320.89
F £2,742.87
G £3,164.85
H £3,797.82

What does a Grays conveyancing solicitor do?

A solicitor leads you through the legal side of the transaction.

They will perform due diligence on the property, including obtaining searches from relevant authorities, such as Thurrock UA, raising enquires and registering your ownership of the property at HMLR.

In addition to standard searches, Grays conveyancing solicitors may undertake flood risk assessments due to large low-lying areas, and potential for London's green belt issues.

Buying a home with a mortgage?

Whether you are buying a house of multiple occupancy (HMO) or buying a new build property, your solicitor must also complete legal work for the bank.

If your property lawyer isn't accepted on your mortgage provider's panel, it could take weeks longer to complete your purchase.

More than 100 lenders have approved our chosen panel solicitors. We can help you complete your Grays transaction smoothly.

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We can also assist Grays home buyers with conveyancing for:

Conservation areas

When you buy a property in a conservation area, your lawyer will check for restrictive covenants, which could include planning restrictions, and rubbish disposal issues. Conservation areas in Grays and the Thurrock local authority include Orsett, Fobbing and Corringham.

Listed buildings

There are over half a million listed buildings across the country, 260 of which are in Thurrock Council.

Listed buildings and properties in and around Grays include:

  • Turners Farm, Waltons Hall Lane, Linton, Grays, Thurrock
  • Quince Tree Farmhouse, South Road, South Ockendon, Grays, Thurrock
  • The Thatched Cottage, High Road, Stifford, Grays, Thurrock
  • Kemps Cottage, Dennis Road, South Ockendon, Grays, Thurrock
  • State Cinema, George Street, Grays, Thurrock

Owning a listed building can be a challenge for the unwary. Our experienced panel of solicitors will clarify what duties your ownership will impose. Examples include maintenance of historic features, required consent for landscaping and a restriction on installing double glazing or modern door designs.

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Buying a leasehold property

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential problems lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and onerous covenants.

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

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Selling property in Grays

For the sale of a home in Grays, your conveyancing solicitor will prepare vital paperwork, such as title deeds and the various property information forms.

The conveyancer will resolve any potential issues and reply to the buyer's solicitor's inquiries.

The solicitor will also coordinate with both sides, including estate agents and banks or building societies, to confirm that the property sale completes quickly.

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

Conveyancing for a leasehold property is significantly more technical than it is for a freehold home.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Grays must carry out additional tasks, including collating an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year (and any anticipated payments on account).

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is recommended that the vendor contact a lawyer as early as possible.

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Remortgage conveyancing in Grays

The base interest rate is 5.25% (24 June, 2024)

Before appointing a solicitor, your solicitor needs to be able to act on your chosen mortgage lender's behalf.

We work with remortgage solicitors who are members of all major lenders' panels. Whether you are switching to a standard variable rate mortgage from Santander or taking out a flexible mortgage from Bradford and Bingley, we can help your remortgage complete quickly.

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Transferring Equity in Grays

Whether you are buying out an ex-spouse after a divorce, transferring the ownership of a property (in part or in full) to your children or estate planning, you'll need to carry out a transfer of equity.

Your conveyancer will quickly and efficiently complete the legal work for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much do conveyancing solicitors fees cost in Grays?

On a conveyancing quote, the various costs or charges can be split into two types:

Conveyancing solicitors fees

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

Disbursements (costs payable to third parties)

The quote will include necessary third-party costs, called disbursements, such as Stamp Duty, property searches and a bankruptcy search.

Check what's included in your conveyancing quote

If you are comparing conveyancing quotes, beware of hidden charges not mentioned in the initial conveyancing quote. Some solicitors' quotes may set out extra costs in the small print. This can lead to a final bill that is higher than the original quote.

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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