Conveyancing Solicitors in Hockley

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Conveyancing in Hockley

Conveyancing involves all the legal aspects of transferring the ownership of a property from a seller to a buyer, handling a remortgage, or transferring equity. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Hockley, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Hockley and throughout Rochford 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: Birmingham, Chelmsford and Southend On Sea

Hockley Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Hockley

A town in Essex, Hockley is known for its Hockley Woods, the nearby River Crouch, and its community spirit. Hockley has a railway station, providing links to London Liverpool Street. Hockley has a population of approximately 13,000.

Hockley house prices

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

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Council Tax in Hockley (2023/24)

Hockley is in Rochford District Council.

Band Amount
A £1,384.08
B £1,614.76
C £1,845.44
D £2,076.12
E £2,537.48
F £2,998.84
G £3,460.20
H £4,152.24

What does a conveyancing solicitor do?

A conveyancer or solicitor handles all of the post-offer aspects of buying property, and steers the buyer through the legal aspects of the transaction. The solicitor will order searches, raise enquires of the seller's solicitor, review the lease (if applicable) and ensure that post-purchase requirements, like HMLR registration, are completed.

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

Purchasing with a mortgage?

During the conveyancing process, your solicitor must also complete the legal work on behalf of your lender. Panel approval will mean your solicitor can represent the interests of your mortgage provider.

We work with conveyancers who can represent the vast majority of banks and specialist lenders, from larger lenders like HSBC to Newcastle Building Society, helping to facilitate a faster completion for your purchase.

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We can also help home buyers in Hockley with the legal work for:

Buying a house or flat in a conservation area

When you purchase a house or flat in a Hockley conservation area, your conveyancer will check for planning approval issues, e.g. roof alterations or missing consents for basement work. Conservation areas in Hockley and across the Rochford local authority include:

  • Shopland Church Yard Ca
  • Paglesham East End Ca
  • Rayleigh Ca
  • Great Wakering Ca
  • Canewdon Ca

Buying a listed building

There are over half a million listed properties across the country - around 340 of which are in Rochford District Council.

Listed buildings in and around Hockley include:

  • 29 Warstone Lane B18 Non Civil Parish, Hockley, Birmingham, Birmingham
  • The Argent Centre, 60 Frederick Street, Birmingham, B1 3Hs, Hockley, Birmingham, Birmingham
  • South Lodge, Bullwood Hall Lane, Hockley, Rochford, Essex
  • Whitbreds, Bullwood Hall Lane, Hockley, Rochford, Essex
  • The Old Vicarage, Church Road, Hockley, Rochford, Essex

Buying a listed building is not a decision to be taken lightly. Our experienced panel of solicitors will offer guidance on the commitments a listed building owner must make. Examples include use of traditional methods and materials for maintenance, and required consent for landscaping.

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Buying a leasehold property

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Buying leasehold property typically takes longer than freehold property as there are more parties involved.

Examples of delays might include anything from slow receipt of the managing agent information to uncontactable landlords.

Completely Moved's team of leasehold specialists look after hundreds of leasehold clients every month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

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Selling property in Hockley

As part of the property selling process in Hockley, your conveyancer will arrange all the necessary documentation, including ID forms and the contract of sale.

Responsibilities include resolving any potential issues, answering the buyer's solicitor's questions and taking charge of the mortgage redemption.

Your lawyer will also communicate effectively with all parties, like estate agents, landlords and lenders, confirming that the home move is completed successfully.

I am selling a leasehold property in Hockley - what do I need to know?

The legal work for a leasehold flat (leasehold houses are not common) is quite a lot more involved than for a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves additional tasks on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Hockley, which could include collating the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to details of planned major works.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is highly recommended that the seller instruct a Hockley conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible.

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Remortgage in Hockley

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

Check your conveyancing solicitor's lender panel status before you instruct your solicitor.

Quittance panel solicitors are on all major banks and building societies' panels, so whether you are switching to a 2-year fixed rate from Halifax or taking out a home reversion mortgage from Barnsley Building Society, we can help.

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Transfer of equity in Hockley

Whether you are buying out the equity of a joint owner, gifting a home or inheritance tax (IHT) planning, you will need to work with a solicitor who specialises in transfers of equity. Your legal representative will complete the process for a low, fixed fee.

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How much are solicitors' conveyancing fees in Hockley?

Conveyancing legal fees

These fees are paid to your solicitor for the work they carry out during your property transaction. Your conveyancing solicitor's quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete.

Disbursements

The conveyancing quote should also include any disbursements, which are third-party costs, including Stamp Duty, property searches and a British waterways search.

Check what's included in your conveyancing quote

When you compare conveyancing quotes, make sure you question any charges not set out in your initial quote. Some solicitors' quotes may set out extra costs in their terms and conditions. This can mean an inflated final bill.

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

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