Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Grays

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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.

Top 5 reasons to use our service to help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Grays

  • 1 Notwithstanding what alternative sites advise it just might be important to visit your lawyer to execute documents. There are enough parties involved in a house sale without needing to include the postman into the pot.
  • 2 Grays lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Grays conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your home move
  • 3 Property lawyer conveyancing firms have valuable personal connections with Grays selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor usually results in a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often based hundreds of kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Grays

Examples of recent conveyancing in Grays since July 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Grays

My IFA has asked me for my Grays solicitor’s panel reference for the Nationwide conveyancing panel. How do I obtain this. I have tried my local Grays office but they have not responded to me.

Have you tried speaking to your Grays lawyer about this?. They maintain a central record lender panel numbers.

I have an AIP. The bank mentioned the loan came with free conveyancing. Is the implication that I have to appoint their panel conveyancer as I would much rather use a local conveyancing solicitor in Grays?

Do check but the the probability is that allocate you one of their panel solicitors where you want the "fee-free" deal. Contact the bank and ask if they allow a cash alternative. It is not unheard for a lender to give a £250 cashback as an alternative in which case you could put that amount towards your preferred conveyancing solicitor near Grays.

Is there a list of Aldermore panel conveyancers in Grays on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?

Unfortunately not yet. There is no such facility on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association websites. Very few lenders make their panel listings visible online. Where you are in need of a Grays solicitor on the Aldermore please make the most of our facility.

My husband and I have organised the release of further monies on our home loan from Clydesdale as we wish to conduct improvements to our house in Grays. Are we obliged to choose a local Grays solicitor on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

Clydesdale would not normally appoint firms on their approved list of lawyers to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Clydesdale list.

I am due to exchange contracts on my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in February 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, HSBC are being difficult. The Grays solicitor who is on the HSBC conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but HSBC are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do HSBC have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that HSBC have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why HSBC may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

Me and my brother own a 4 bedroom Georgian house in Grays. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Virgin Money. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Grays and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also check the situation with your conveyancing practitioner who conducted the conveyancing.

About to purchase a new build flat in Grays. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Grays

    Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?

I have checked your search tool I can't find the lawyer I was hoping to instruct as being on the bank conveyancing panel. My lawyer has said that they are on the mortgage company approved panel. How can I be sure given that they are not listed on your directory?

Not all firms are yet listed on our lender panel search tool which is still relatively new. Law firms are listing on a daily basis and it is probably the case that your lawyer is on the bank conveyancing lawyer and you should probably take them at their word. Please do feel free to suggest that they completing their listing on our site as it would only cost them £1 a month to list themselves as being on the bank solicitor panel.

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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 firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Grays with expertise 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

Buying a home in Grays is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Property lawyer instructed by the purchaser once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title unregistered or registered
  • Carrying out Grays conveyancing searches for the title
  • Reviewing draft contract and other documentation prepared the owner’s lawyer
  • Raising questions with the vendor’s lawyer
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase agreement
  • Going through replies supplied by the owner to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (where applicable)
  • Preparing and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; reporting to the purchaser on the contents of the contract pack, pre-contract enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the purchase and the mortgage (where applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

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

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