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Conveyancing in West Thurrock : Keep it Local

Logical reasons to use our service to help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in West Thurrock

  • 1 Our site is the first site offering you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in West Thurrock will be carried out by a solicitor on your bank member panel.
  • 2 West Thurrock property lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to West Thurrock conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your sale or purchase
  • 3 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s solicitors are based in West Thurrock - if so both parties will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 4 Property lawyer conveyancing firms have excellent personal connections with West Thurrock estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 West Thurrock property lawyer are the key to a successful West Thurrock home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in West Thurrock since October 2021*

Transfer

of semi-detached premises, Malvern Road, RM17 5TH completing on 22/10/2021 at a price of £365,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Thurrock

Is there a reason to appoint a West Thurrock conveyancing company given that internet based conveyancers are cheap by comparison?

To take your time to find shop around for conveyancing costs in West Thurrock and you should seek an affordable estimate but don’t expend your energy sourcing the cheapest West Thurrock conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can mark the difference between a seamless and a frustrating house move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert advice from a specialist conveyancer. An e-mail can never take the place of a telephone discussion and can never replicate a face to face meeting. The firms that we work with will find you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor who can handle your conveyancing from beginning to end, providing a level of personalised service that you are unlikely to received from an internet conveyancer. He or She will update you on any developments making sure that you are never in the dark. Should you need to call the firm you will know who you need to speak to and they will endeavour to make sure that you're not left wondering what's going on.

I purchased a freehold premises in West Thurrock yet pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in West Thurrock and has limited impact for conveyancing in West Thurrock but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

The West Thurrock conveyancing lawyers that I appointed last week on my purchase in West Thurrock have suddenly shut down. I chose them because I needed a firm on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel and my previous West Thurrock lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take £195 for searches. What are my options?

Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers may be able to assist.

This question may be naive but I am wet behind the ears as FTB of a two bedroom flat in West Thurrock. Do I pick up the keys to the property on completion from my conveyancer? If this is the case, I will use a local conveyancing solicitor in West Thurrock?

On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in West Thurrock. Your solicitors will transfer the purchase money to the seller's solicitors, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be invited to pick up the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

A relative pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in West Thurrock there could be a number of restrictions preventing external alterations to the property. Is this right?

There are anumerous of properties in West Thurrock which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to execute external variations. Part of the conveyancing in West Thurrock should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I recently had an offer agreed on a house in West Thurrock. My financial adviser pressured me to appoint their conveyancer. I paid an on account payment of £175. A couple of days later, the conveyancer called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the RBS 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 RBS 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.

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that may impact a commercial land in West Thurrock?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in West Thurrock will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in West Thurrock. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in West Thurrock.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in West Thurrock it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately could cause delays to West Thurrock commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in West Thurrock.

Given that I will soon part with hundreds of thousands of pounds on a two bedroom apartment in West Thurrock I would like to have a conversation with the solicitor concerning thehome move prior to appointing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

Absolutely - we would be pleased to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the lawyer due to be conducting your property ownership legalities in West Thurrock.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique individual, not a matter number. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are provided with for residential conveyancing in West Thurrock should be the amount on the final invoice that you end up paying.

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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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in West Thurrock specialising in commercial conveyancing in West Thurrock. This should include advice on taking a commercial lease as a 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

Residential in West 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.

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and related documents
  • Submitting draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner retained by the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and replying to supplemental questions from the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Negotiating the transfer document
  • Replying to requisitions prepared by the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Receiving sale proceeds and wiring funds to the seller, the estate agent and other relevant parties (if relevant)

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

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