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5 reasons to let us assist you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Grays

  • 1 The Grays conveyancing firms that are listed are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Grays
  • 2 Grays solicitors have a significant advantage when it comes to Grays conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your conveyancing
  • 3 Excellent communication together with pure property expertise are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Grays property deals can be made a lot more complicated because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 4 Grays lawyers work in partnership with Grays estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept informed as to progress throughout
  • 5 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s solicitors are based in Grays - if so sets of conveyancers will be familiar

Examples of recent conveyancing in Grays since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Grays

My house in Grays is up for sale and I have accepted an offer. Will my lawyer have to be required to be on the Principality conveyancing panel in order to deal with the discharge of my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Principality conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their conditions fairly frequently in recent years.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Grays?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Grays. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £235,500 and found one close by in Grays I like with amenity areas and transport links in the vicinity, however it only has 51 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Grays for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you require a home loan that many years will likely be an issue. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

I was pointed in your direction by a couple of local selling agents in Grays to locate a solicitor on your site. Is there a financial inducement for Estate Agents to promote your services ahead of alternative conveyancing organisations?

We refuse to offer any commission for pointing buyers and sellers in our direction. We thought it would be too underhand a fee as a client could think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for remortgage conveyancing in Grays. I happened to stumble upon a site which seems to have the ideal offering If it is possible to get all the legals completed via email that would be preferable. Should I be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

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?

Do online conveyancing organisations do everything a high street Grays solicitor does or do I still need to use a solicitor for the final stages for my conveyancing in Grays?

If you choose an online conveyancer they should undertake all the things your Grays solicitor will cover.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Grays

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Grays with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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

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 commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Checking the title unregistered or registered
  • Conducting Grays conveyancing searches for the title
  • Considering the draft sale agreement and other papers collated by the seller’s property lawyer
  • Raising questions with the seller’s property lawyer
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale agreement
  • Going through replies provided by the seller to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (if applicable)
  • Drafting and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the home loan (if appropriate) at the HMLR.

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

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