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South Ockendon conveyancing FAQs

How much is the Council Tax in Thurrock Council in 2021?

South Ockendon is situated in Thurrock Council. Council tax bands are:

Band Thurrock UA Council Tax (2021/22)
A £1,070.22
B £1,248.59
C £1,426.96
D £1,605.33
E £1,962.07
F £2,318.81
G £2,675.55
H £3,210.66

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Are South Ockendon conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in South Ockendon offer their services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Your property lawyer will work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your detailed quote will explain in detail what the fees and disbursements will be when your sale or purchase completes.

If, for whatever reason, your sale or purchase does not go ahead, you have the peace of mind of a No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2021?

Will I need property searches when buying a property in South Ockendon?

Conveyancing searches are enquiries submitted to a number of authorities by South Ockendon conveyancing solicitors to identify issues affecting the home you want to buy. Mortgage 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?

How long does the conveyancing on a leasehold property take

Over 90% of flats in the UK are leasehold. Leasehold houses are less common, but there are still an estimated 1 million such properties across the country. The conveyancing for a leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold house because there is more work involved and there is greater complexity.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from absent freeholders to missing leasehold documents.

Quittance's expert leasehold solicitors complete the legal work for 100's of leasehold purchases each month. With specialist expertise there should be far fewer delays.

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

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is significantly more difficult than it is for a freehold home.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in South Ockendon will need to conduct additional tasks, and this could include requesting all relevant freeholder information, through to a copy of the insurance policy schedule.

To help mitigate the delays involved in selling a leasehold house or flat, It is strongly advised that the vendor contact a solicitor as soon as an estate agent is chosen.

I am buying a new build property in South Ockendon - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing for acquiring a new build in South Ockendon is often more complex than other types of conveyancing.

An experienced solicitor in South Ockendon will need to be qualified to handle things like investigating developer incentives, confirming building regulation compliance and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage HCI and AHCI.

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Buying a new build property off plan - what you need to know.

What you need to check before buying a new build home.

I am remortgaging a property in South Ockendon - do I need a solicitor?

Yes you will need a solicitor to handle the legal side of the remortgage.

The base rate is now at 0.1% (Jan 2021). A good South Ockendon remortgage solicitor could save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate by completing the conveyancing quickly.

Solicitors on the panel for all major lenders - so whether you are you are moving to an offset mortgage with Santander or to a two-year discount with the Allied Irish Bank, a remortgage specialist can help.

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Will I need a solicitor in order to transfer equity in my South Ockendon property?

If you are planning to transfer equity in a property, Quittance can help. Whether you are getting married, separating or gifting a property to a child or relative, our solicitor panel can handle the legal work. Why not get a quick quote for our fast and cost-effective conveyancing service? If you are also remortgaging, we can include this in one fixed fee quote.

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If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in South Ockendon, we can help you find an expert conveyancing solicitor.

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

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