Grays conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Thurrock Council?

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

Band Thurrock Council Tax (2018/19)
A £1018.14
B £1187.83
C £1357.52
D £1527.21
E £1866.59
F £2205.97
G £2545.35
H £3054.42

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Read more about stamp duty:

What is Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)?

Can I claim stamp duty relief as a first time buyer?

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 our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

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?

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.

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

Yes.

The base rate is now at 0.75% (Feb 2019). A proactive conveyancing solicitor in Grays will complete the conveyancing process quickly and get you into your new rate.

Quittance's solicitors can act for most UK lenders, so no matter whether you are moving to a 95% mortgage with Birmingham Midshires or to a fixed-rate mortgage with the Allied Irish Bank, we can help.

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