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Grays Conveyancing: FAQs

Conveyancing clients often have lots of questions about buying or selling in Grays, and about the conveyancing process. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions:

Buying property in Grays

What are the Council Tax bands in Thurrock Council in 2022?

Grays is situated in Thurrock Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Thurrock Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,156.74
B £1,349.53
C £1,542.32
D £1,735.11
E £2,120.69
F £2,506.27
G £2,891.85
H £3,470.22

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Will I need property searches when buying a property in Grays?

Searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by Grays conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Lenders also usually require conveyancing searches to be purchased.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Grays - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat can be complex when compared to purchasing a freehold. The many potential problems lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like costly and undisclosed major works and onerous covenants.

Your solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Selling property in Grays

Is there anything to be aware of if selling a leasehold property in Grays?

Conveyancing for a leasehold property is significantly more technical than it is for a freehold home.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Grays must carry out additional tasks, including collating an up-to-date service charge statement, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year (and any anticipated payments on account).

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold property, It is recommended that the vendor contact a lawyer as early as possible.

Remortgaging in Grays

I am remortgaging a property in Grays - do I need a solicitor?

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Transferring equity in Grays

Will I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my Grays home?

If your property is owned by one or more people and you wish to transfer ownership the property to someone else, you will need a solicitor to carry out a 'Transfer of Equity'. Your conveyancing solicitor can complete the process quickly for a low fixed fee. Your solicitor can also complete the legal work on an associated remortgage at the same time.

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Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Grays

What are conveyancing disbursements?

Legal fees are paid to your property lawyer. Depending on your circumstances, these could include a Right to Buy fee or acting for lender fee.

Disbursements are costs paid to third parties, such as property search companies.

How much should I be paying for conveyancing in 2022?

Market research in July, 2022 shows that the actual cost of conveyancing can vary significantly between property lawyers.

To accurately compare Grays conveyancing quotes, you should be aware of the potential additional fees charged by some solicitors that could increase the cost of your property sale or purchase.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Grays property lawyers FAQs

Are Grays conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Grays carry out the conveyancing on an hourly rate and other firms will work for a fixed fee.

Your conveyancing solicitor will work on a fixed fee basis, with no hidden fees. Your detailed quote will explain what the legal fees will be when your house sale or purchase goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your house sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will pay no legal fees at all with a No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Grays and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.

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