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You can try and find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Grays but be careful as you may get what you pay for.

Main reasons to use our service to help you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Grays

  • 1 Grays property lawyers work in partnership with Grays estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to home movers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 2 Grays lawyers have a crucial advantage 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 sale or purchase
  • 3 Solicitor conveyancing solicitors have very good personal links with Grays estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Grays is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 There is a better than average chance that the the lawyers for the other party have offices in Grays - if so both parties will be familiar

Examples of recent conveyancing in Grays since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Grays

I am looking for value for money conveyancer. Do I opt for an online conveyancer rather than a local Grays conveyancing lawyer?

Grays is a special area, where neighbourhood knowledge is a big bonus. The relaxed pace of life is great – but not when it comes to your conveyancing. The conveyancers that we list providing specialist Grays knowledge with a positive, hands-onapproach that helps the conveyancing to progress hassle free. It is a distinct advantage if they benefit from good connections with financial advisers, local authorities, valuers and counterpart Grays conveyancing practices

My Solicitor in Grays is not on the Clydesdale Solicitor Panel. Is it possible for me to use my prefered solicitor even though they are not on the Clydesdale panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?

The limited options open to you here include:

  1. Complete the purchase with your preferred Grays solicitors but Clydesdale will need to use a conveyancer on their list of acceptable firms. This will inevitably rack up the total conveyancing charges as well as cause delays.
  2. Choose a new practitioner to to deal with the conveyancing, not forgetting to check they are Convince your conveyancer to use their best endeavours to join the Clydesdale conveyancing panel

Do I select a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Grays?

There are many recorded licenced Conveyancers in Grays and Solicitor firms in Grays who can help with your conveyancing We would stress that the two are regulated professionals specialising in the legal work in transferring property. The two can conduct other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, enfranchisement and transfer of equity conveyancing.

I am planning to move house in August. Does my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the day of completion. On a separate note, can you put forward a removal company in Grays. Conveyancing lawyer was organised prior to coming across your page.

On the afternoon of completion you will need to collect the house keys from your selling agent but this can only happen when the sellers solicitors advise the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be released. You can tell the removal men that they can start moving you in. We do not suggest a specific removal company but can help you find a conveyancing in Grays or a legal practice with expertise in conveyancing in Grays.

I recently had an offer accepted on an apartment in Grays. My mortgage broker recommended their conveyancers. I paid an advanced payment of £175. Shortly after, the conveyancer contacted me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the HSBC conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the HSBC panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

Is it necessary to take out insurance to protect me from financial exposure to chancel repairs when purchasing a house in Grays?

Unless a prior acquisition of the house completed post 12 October 2013 you may expect lawyers handling conveyancing in Grays to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

About to purchase a new build flat in Grays. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Grays

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Grays is the location of the property. Can you offer any assistance?

Flying freeholds in Grays are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Grays you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Grays may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Grays regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Grays but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • 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
  • Patrick Lawrence, 5 Railway Place, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AP

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Grays regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Grays practicing in commercial conveyancing in Grays. This will likely include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • 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 sale has some of the following tasks

  • Solicitor instructed by the seller on acceptance of the offer
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and related documents
  • Submitting draft papers to the conveyancer retained by the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and answering supplemental questions from the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Agreeing the transfer deed
  • Responding to requisitions prepared by the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Receiving sale proceeds and sending funds to the owner, the estate agent and repaying the mortgage (where applicable)

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

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