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Top reasons to let us help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in West Thurrock

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in West Thurrock is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 The West Thurrock conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in West Thurrock
  • 3 The organisations identified on our directory have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 4 Notwithstanding what alternative companies inform you it may be necessary to pop into your solicitor to sign documents. There are enough parties with an interest in a house sale without needing to add the postman into the pot.
  • 5 Experience means that West Thurrock property lawyer have developed very good links with West Thurrock local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your home move in West Thurrock.

Examples of recent conveyancing in West Thurrock since July 2021*

Acquisition

of flat Harper Close RM16 6DA, at a price of £243,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of detached residence residence, Joslin Road, RM19 1RX completing on 23/07/2021 at a price of £300,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Sale

of flat Brimfield Road RM19 1RQ, at sale consideration of £178,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of semi premises, Meriel Walk, DA9 9GL completing on 20/07/2021 at a price of £570,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Thurrock

What is the optimal method for finding a reasonably priced conveyancing in West Thurrock?

Option 1 is to ask your friends and family whom they would seek assistance from.

Second, look on the web for conveyancing in West Thurrock. Ring two or three from the list and request that they send you their conveyancing quote and speak to the lawyer who will oversee your legal process prior tomaking your decision.

Option 3 is to use our search tool to assist you in finding the right lawyers for you based on your own factors including area of the property,speed, complications and who your intended mortgage company is. Resist the temptation to go for £100 conveyancing in West Thurrock

My partner and I are buying our first house. The solicitor has texted usto see if we wish to take out supplemental conveyancing searches. Unfortunately we in the dark as to what's appropriate for conveyancing in West Thurrock

The range of West Thurrock conveyancing searches depends primarily on the premises, the location, the probability of any of these risks, your knowledge of the area and risks, your overall appetite to risk. What matters is that you adequately understand what information the searches could supply. You may then decide if you personally think you need that information. If unsure, ask your property lawyer to advise.

How up to date is your search tool for West Thurrock conveyancing solicitors on the HSBC conveyancing panel? Do HSBC send you an updated list?

West Thurrock conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the HSBC conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from HSBC directly.

I am purchasing a right to buy a flat in West Thurrock. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in West Thurrock you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in West Thurrock.

I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a two flats in West Thurrock which have about fifty years unexpired on the leases. Will this present a problem?

There is no doubt about it. A leasehold flat in West Thurrock is a wasting asset as a result of the shortening lease. The closer the lease gets to zero years unexpired, the more it adversely affects the marketability of the property. The majority of purchasers and banks, leases with less than 75 years become less and less attractive. On a more upbeat note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of premises with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with West Thurrock conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. They may agree to a smaller lump sum and an increase in the ground rent, but to shorter extension terms in return. You need to ensure that any new terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

Despite our best endeavours, we have been unsuccessful in trying to reach an agreement for a lease extension in West Thurrock. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

in cases where there is a missing landlord or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the LVT to make a decision on the amount due.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a West Thurrock premises is Various @ Colombus Square in January 2012. the Tribunal calculated the premiums to be paid for new leases for each of the flats in Mariners Walk to be £3822 and the premium to be paid for the new lease of 2 Knights Court to be £4439. This case was in relation to 13 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 76 years.

There are a number of properties in West Thurrock on private lanes. I am acquiring such a house. Are there any benefits to purchasing a residence on a private road?

West Thurrock conveyancing practices are used to dealing propertieson private. Your solicitor will review the title to find any rights or liabilities. It is possible that there is a management company (wholly owned by residents) that owners pay into for the upkeep of the road. If there is one, the road will likely be maintained and appear better than publicly maintained.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in West Thurrock regulated by the SRA

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

  • Attwood & Co, 20 London Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5XY
  • M. Reynolds Partnership Solicitors, 24 London Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5XY
  • Cumming & Riley, 11a High Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6NB
  • Hattens Solicitors, 90 Orsett Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 5ER
  • Estate And Corporate Solicitors Ltd, 57 Hythe Street, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1BG

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in West Thurrock regulated by the SRA

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

Planning law solicitors in West Thurrock regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in West Thurrock with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH

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

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