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Conveyancing in Upminster

Conveyancing is when a solicitor transfers the legal ownership of a property from one individual to another. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Upminster, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have helped clients in Upminster and throughout Havering 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, Brentwood, Havering, East London and London

Upminster Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Upminster

A suburban town in east London, Upminster is known for its variety of shops, Upminster Windmill, and the beautiful Thames Chase Community Forest. The area offers a balance of city convenience and suburban living.

With Upminster station providing Underground and Overground services to Central London, the town is a popular area for commuters. Upminster has a population of approximately 25,000.

Upminster house prices

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

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Council Tax in Upminster (2023/24)

Upminster is in London Borough of Havering.

Band Amount
A £1,392.09
B £1,624.10
C £1,856.11
D £2,088.13
E £2,552.16
F £3,016.19
G £3,480.22
H £4,176.26

What will my Upminster solicitor do?

A conveyancing solicitor guides you through the legal side of buying a property.

Your solicitor will carry out comprehensive due diligence, such as applying for searches from local authorities (e.g. Havering Council), raising enquires, ensuring necessary funds are correctly transferred and registering your property at HMLR.

In addition to standard searches, Upminster conveyancing solicitors may undertake checks for issues related to flats, such as spiralling ground rents.

Will you be taking out a mortgage?

During the conveyancing process, your solicitor also has to take care of legal matters for the mortgage lender.

Acceptance on a lender's panel will mean your solicitor can represent the interests of your bank.

More than 100 lenders have approved our chosen partner solicitors. We can help you complete your Upminster transaction without delay.

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Buying a house or flat in a conservation area

When you buy a house or flat in an Upminster conservation area, your property lawyer will need to check for covenants and restrictions, e.g. local byelaws or restrictions on animal ownership.

Conservation areas in Upminster and the Havering local authority include:

  • North Ockendon
  • Langtons, Hornchurch
  • Romford
  • St Andrew's Church, Hornchurch
  • Gidea Park

Buying a listed building

There are over half a million listed buildings in England and Wales - around 150 of which are in London Borough of Havering.

Upminster listed buildings include:

  • Farmyard Wall To Former North Ockendon Hall, Church Lane, North Ockendon, Upminster, Havering, Greater London Authority
  • The Rectory, St Marys Lane, Upminster, Havering, Greater London Authority
  • Garden Walls Of The Former North Ockendon Hall, Church Lane, North Ockendon, Upminster, Havering, Greater London Authority
  • Footbridge To Rear Of Numbers 52 And 54 The Grove, Upminster, Havering, Greater London Authority
  • The Old Cottage, Ockendon Road, Corbets Tey, Upminster, Havering, Greater London Authority

There are many additional things to consider when buying a listed building. Our expert solicitor panel will offer guidance on the legal duties your ownership will impose. Examples include consent for additions like solar panels, and an obligation to maintain and preserve the property to prevent deterioration.

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Shared Ownership

Shared ownership means paying a reduced percentage share of the property. Shared ownership conveyancing is more involved. This is because contracts are more complicated, and housing associations work to tight deadlines.

Our panel of solicitors has years of experience with shared ownership conveyancing (including staircasing).

Buying a leasehold property

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold flat can take weeks longer than freehold property as there are more parties involved.

Varied factors, such as an unresponsive landlord or missing leasehold documents, can lead to serious delays.

Expert leasehold solicitors handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month, and our proactive approach means delays are less likely to occur.

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Selling property in Upminster

As part of the property selling process in Upminster, your lawyer will compile key documents, including the various property information forms and the title deeds.

The conveyancer's role involves overcoming hurdles such as a defective lease and answering enquiries from the buyer's solicitor.

The solicitor will also work with both sides, like estate agents, landlords and lenders, so your move completes quickly.

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

The legal work for a leasehold flat is much more time-consuming than for a freehold house.

Leasehold complexity involves extra work on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Upminster, which could include requesting all relevant freeholder information, through to looking into potential forfeiture proceedings.

In order to resolve any leasehold difficulties faster, It is recommended that the vendor contact a solicitor as soon as is practicable.

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Remortgaging a property in Upminster

The official base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Before instructing, make sure you double-check your solicitor's lender panel status.

Our partner panel solicitors are on the legal panels of over 100 banks and building societies. Whether you are changing to a 25-year mortgage with Virgin Money or moving to a guarantor mortgage with Accord, our panel solicitors will make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.

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Upminster Transfer of equity

Whether you are estate planning, purchasing another owner's stake or giving a property to a family member, a transfer of equity is required.

Your property lawyer will complete all the necessary paperwork for a guaranteed fixed fee.

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How much should I budget for conveyancing in Upminster?

It only takes a minute to get a conveyancing quote online, but knowing what's actually included can be complex.

Conveyancing legal fees

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


A disbursement is an expense your solicitor will pay on your behalf which will be added to your bill when you complete. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), HM Land Registry fees and property searches.

Check the terms and conditions

When comparing quotes, beware of hidden fees or extra charges. Some firms include extra costs in their terms and conditions. This can lead to a higher-than-expected 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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