Tilbury conveyancing FAQs

What are the council tax bands in Thurrock Council?

Tilbury is situated in Thurrock Council. Council tax bands are:

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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Stamp duty calculator

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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 Tilbury conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Tilbury provide legal services on a price per hour basis others work on a fixed fee.

Our panel of expert solicitors work on a fixed legal fee basis, with no nasty surprises. Your quote will explain what the fees and disbursements will be when your property sale or purchase goes through.

If, for whatever reason, your property sale or purchase does not go ahead, you will be covered by our No Sale, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2019?

I'm buying a property in Tilbury - what searches do I need?

The search pack for a standard property includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Drainage and Water Search
  • Environmental Search
  • Chancel search

Occasionally the solicitor will advise specialist searches e.g. a commons registration search.

To check how much searches will cost on a Tilbury move try our conveyancing calculator.

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

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

is significantly more complex than buying a freehold property. The many potential problems lying in wait for an uninformed buyer can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and short leases.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer 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?

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Compared to freehold property, yes. The conveyancing for selling a leasehold property can be seriously delayed.

The buyer's solicitor will want to see this leasehold-related paperwork, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. The time it takes your lawyer to gather this paperwork is the common cause of such delays.

The seller's solicitor should commence this even before a sale has been agreed, because these details could take several weeks to collect if the managing agent or landlord is slow or difficult to contact.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

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

The legal work for buying a new build in Tilbury .

A property lawyer in Tilbury must be able to deal with things like helping with mortgage offer extension terms, confirming Section 38 agreements and checking new build warranties with warranty providers, including NHBC, Advantage and Capital Warranties.

Our award-winning team of new build conveyancers are well versed in representing buyers to achieve the best possible outcome and working to tight developer deadlines.

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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 Tilbury - do I need a solicitor?

Yes.

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

Our conveyancers are on the panel for all major lenders, so whether you are you are moving to a cashback mortgage with the Co-operative Bank or to a variable-rate mortgage with the Harpenden Building Society, we can help.

Check your solicitor can act for your lender