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Thurrock is an Essex borough, which includes the districts of Grays and Tilbury. Its good communication links to central London (journey times from Grays to Fenchuch St are only 35 minutes) have made it popular with commuters looking for affordable property.

Another key factor in the attractiveness of the district to families is the amount of green space - with more than half the borough designated as green belt.

Thurrock is already an important international trade centre and has been identified as part of the Thames Gateway redevelopment zone creating further opportunities for industrial and commercial development.

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Thurrock conveyancing FAQs

How much Council Tax will I pay for a property in Thurrock Council?

Thurrock is situated in Thurrock Council. Council tax bands in 2019 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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How much stamp duty will I have to pay?

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

How much are conveyancing fees for buying or selling a home in Thurrock?

Conveyancing fees include the conveyancer's legal fees and disbursements.

Disbursements are the extra third-party costs incurred on your behalf, for example HMLR registration fees and local authority searches. Legal fees are for the legal work carried out by the solicitor.

Our legal fees for buying or selling a house in Thurrock are fixed, meaning your fixed fee conveyancing quote will have no sneaky additional fees

Calculate the conveyancing fees for your Thurrock sale or purchase

Our online conveyancing fees calculator gives you a detailed fixed fee quote with a detailed breakdown of all fees, costs and disbursements for your Thurrock sale or purchase.

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

Conveyancing searches are detailed questions submitted to a number of authorities by Thurrock 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 conveyancing take when buying a leasehold flat in Thurrock?

The vast majority of flats are leasehold. There are also an estimated 1 million leasehold houses throughout the country. Purchasing a leasehold property can take weeks longer than a freehold property as the landlord or managing agent are involved.

Delays in leasehold transactions could include anything from an unreachable freeholder to slow delivery of managing agents' documents.

Our expert leasehold conveyancing team handle hundreds of leasehold transactions a month. Our proactive approach means fewer obstacles.

What do I need to know if selling a leasehold property in Thurrock?

The legal work for a leasehold flat or house is a great deal more specialised than for a freehold property.

The complexities of leasehold mean conveyancing solicitors in Thurrock will usually undertake additional legal work. This can involve getting all relevant freeholder information, through to insurance details.

So as to resolve any leasehold-related problems sooner, It is strongly advised that the seller instruct a lawyer as early in the process as possible, preferably before putting the property on the market,.

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

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

The Bank of England base rate is currently 0.75% (Feb 2019). A good Thurrock remortgage solicitor might even save you a few mortgage payments on your old rate.

Our conveyancing solicitors are on the panel for all major lenders, so no matter whether you are switching to a 95% mortgage with Santander or to a two-year discount with the Dudley Building Society, we can help.

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