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Reasons to use our Thurrock conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Thurrock solicitors are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 2 Solicitor conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal connections with Thurrock selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Thurrock lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Thurrock conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 4 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Thurrock regularly deal withlocal issues specific to Thurrock and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 5 Over the years Thurrock solicitor have developed valuable connections with Thurrock local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your conveyancing in Thurrock.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Thurrock since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Thurrock

When will exchange of contracts occur in sale conveyancing in Thurrock and do I need to be at the lawyers office?

If you are near to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Thurrock you are welcome to attend to sign contracts. That being said, the firms we work with provide countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give just as diligent and professional a job for you when dealing with you electronically. The signing of the contract is not the point of no return. A signed contract is necessary for the firm to officially exchange when the time is right, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is is usually a five minute process, although where a long "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Thurrock)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Thurrock

There are many recorded licenced Conveyancers in Thurrock and Solicitor firms in Thurrock who provide Conveyancing services It is important to make clear that the two are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal aspects of the home buying process. They may both also deal with associated property related work such as remortgage conveyancing, enfranchisement and transfer of equity conveyancing.

I am being advised by my conveyancer that lack of building regulations insurance is required on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Thurrock conveyancing?

The right level of lack of building regulations indemnity insurance should be dictated by who who your lender is. It would differ for example between Lloyds TSB Bank and Bank of Scotland. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to members of the public take out such insurances.

My wife and I are in the process of viewing apartments in Thurrock and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it premature to have a solicitor in place? I am planning to take a home loan with Nationwide.

You should start requesting conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their contact information on to the estate agent. As you are taking out a mortgage with Nationwide, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

Will my lawyer be raising enquiries regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Thurrock.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for conveyancers dealing with homes in Thurrock. Plenty of people will purchase a property in Thurrock, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory building insurance, or sell the premises. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, but there are a number of searches that may be undertaken by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which will give them a better appreciation of the risks in Thurrock. The conventional set of information supplied to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a standard question of the vendor to find out if the property has historically flooded. If flooding has previously occurred which is not notified by the owner, then a purchaser may issue a compensation claim resulting from an incorrect reply. The purchaser’s conveyancers will also carry out an enviro report. This should higlight whether there is any known flood risk. If so, additional inquiries will need to be initiated.

I am looking for a flat up to £195,000 and found one round the corner in Thurrock I like with a park and station nearby, the downside is that it's only got 51 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Thurrock in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?

If you need a mortgage that many years will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you may ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.

We are one month into a freehold purchase having been directed to conveyancers by the high street agent to perform conveyancing in Thurrock. I am not happy. Can you help me find new lawyers?

A solicitor would have to be really poor in order to consider replacing them. Has the mortgage been generated? If so you must advise them of the new contact details and ensure the offer are re-sent. The conveyancer should be on the banks approved list to avoid added expenses and frustration. So that should be your first question of the new lawyers. The find a solicitor tool will help you find a lender approved lawyer for your home move in Thurrock

I only have Fifty years left on my lease in Thurrock. I am keen to get lease extension but my landlord is can not be found. What are my options?

If you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be lengthened by the Court. However, you will be required to prove that you have done all that could be expected to track down the freeholder. In some cases an enquiry agent would be useful to conduct investigations and to produce a report to be accepted by the court as proof that the landlord is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a solicitor both on proving the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court overseeing Thurrock.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Thurrock - A selection of Queries Prior to buying

    Its a good idea to find out as much as you can about the company managing the block as they will either make your living at the property much easier or much more difficult. As the owner of a leasehold property you are frequently in the clutches of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to practical matters like the upkeep of the communal areas. Ask prospective neighbours what they think of them. Finally, investigate as to the dates that the service charges are due to the managing agents and precisely what you get for your money. The prefered form of lease arrangement is where the freehold title is owned by the leaseholders. In this situation the leaseholders enjoy control and even though a managing agent is usually retained if it is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants. Is there a share of the freehold?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Thurrock regulated by the SRA

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

  • Hattens Solicitors, 90 Orsett Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5ER
  • 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
  • Scannell Evans, 20 Kings Parade, King Street, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, SS17 0HP

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Thurrock?

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding buying and selling property and cover conveyancing countrywide not just Thurrock. If using a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you are entitled to:
  • Enjoy the benefit of an honest and lawful service.
  • Receive a high standard of legal services.
  • Receive your transaction dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Have a high standard of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Be provided with a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your individual needs taken into account should a complaint be necessary.
  • Be provided with a timeous, impartial and comprehensive service where making a complaint about your conveyancing in Thurrock about your conveyancing in Thurrock.

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Thurrock is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the lender (where applicable)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Agreeing amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing monies to the appropriate parties
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the transfer of ownership and the home loan (if appropriate) at the Land Registry.

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

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