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Conveyancing in Grays : Keep it Local

Main reasons to let us help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Grays

  • 1 Grays lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Grays conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 2 Retaining the services of a high street Solicitor generally means that you will receive a more bespoke service. When using a large conveyancing firm, your matter is dealt with by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 3 Grays conveyancers work in partnership with Grays estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 4 Grays lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Grays conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your conveyancing
  • 5 The firms listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Grays since December 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Grays

My wife and I have lately bought a property in Grays. We have noticed several issues with the property which we consider were omitted in the conveyancing searches. Is there anything we can do? What searches should? have been ordered as part of conveyancing in Grays?

It is not clear from the question as to the nature of the problems and if they are specific to conveyancing in Grays. Conveyancing searches and due diligence initiated as part of the legal transfer of property are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a seller answers a document referred to as a SPIF. If the information is incorrect, then you may have a claim against the owner for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Grays.

I understand that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to take this when acquiring a house in Grays? or Apparently there is a law dating back centuries that means some homeowners living in a parish church boundary may be liable to contribute towards maintenance towards the chancel within the church. Is this applicable for conveyancing in Grays?

Unless a previous purchase of the premises completed post 12 October 2013 you could take it that solicitors handling conveyancing in Grays to continue to propose a a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

I opted to have a survey completed on a property in Grays prior to retaining solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the property. My surveyor has said that some lenders may refuse to issue a mortgage on a flying freehold house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can check via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Grays. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Grays especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Grays.

Am I right to be wary that 3rd parties that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a national conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Grays conveyancing company?

As is the case with many service providers, often referrals from family and friends can be very helpful. Nevertheless there are numerous parties with a vested interest in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies may suggest lawyers to use. On occasion these solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but occasionally there is an underlying commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You are free to choose your own conveyancer. However, bear in mind that some banks have an approved list of conveyancers you are obliged to use for the lender related work in your house move.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for sale conveyancing in Grays. I've stumble upon a web site which seems to have the ideal offering If there is a chance to get all the legals completed via email that would be preferable. Should I be concerned? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

Whilst your website is a good idea there are many lawyers listed near Grays being on the lender conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a specific firm on the bank approved panel?

We are not in the business of recommending one firm above another as the right Grays conveyancing solicitor for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with Grays knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. Before you appoint your lawyer we advise you to speak to two or three of the the firms listed to gain comfort as to which one is right for you..

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Grays regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Grays specialising in commercial conveyancing in Grays. This may include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Cumming & Riley, 11a High Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6NB
  • Attwood & Co, 20 London Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5XY
  • M. Reynolds Partnership Solicitors, 24 London Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5XY
  • Hattens Solicitors, 90 Orsett Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5ER
  • Rex Cowells Solicitors Limited, Old Rectory Business Centre, Springhead Road, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 8HN

Typically, Grays conveyancing for a purchase has some of the following tasks

  • Lawyer instructed by the purchaser on acceptance of the offer
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Undertaking Grays conveyancing searches for the property
  • Reviewing draft contract pack and other documentation supplied by the owner’s conveyancer
  • Raising enquiries with the owner’s conveyancer
  • Negotiating the purchase contract
  • Reviewing replies given by the seller to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer document
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the loan offer: (where applicable)
  • Drawing up and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; summarising to the buyer on the contents of the contract pack, preliminary enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Completion of and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the home loan (if appropriate) at the Land Registry.

Grays commercial property solicitors draw on a wide range of commercial expertise offering advice on a variety of aspects of commercial property law

    Property finance transactions, including disposal and leaseback Development, including options, overage agreements, JCT building contracts Offices, shops, public houses, off licenses, factories, nursing homes and warehouses Options and guarantees Sale or acquisition of commercial property investments, including at auction

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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