Conveyancing Solicitors in Chafford Hundred
If you’ve found the house in Chafford Hundred you wish to buy, or maybe you plan on selling a home, you’ll need a Conveyancer or a Property Solicitor to manage the necessary legal side of the house ownership transfer.
Property Solicitors/Conveyancers will process the mandatory legal work and transfer negotiations on your behalf. Choosing a conveyancing solicitor to act for you is tough, there are many options to choose from. You have the option to choose to use your estate agents recommended conveyancing solicitor, but they are normally a bit more expensive.
This is were we can help you. We compare conveyancing quotes in Chafford Hundred from our highly rated list of conveyancers. Find the best conveyancing quotes through our form above.
Should I use my Estate Agents preferred conveyancer for Chafford Hundred
If you’re buying through an Estate Agent, they will normally ask that you use their recommended conveyancing solicitor, but you do NOT need to use them. It’s not unusual for Agents to get extra commission from referring their clients to certain conveyancers, sometimes that commission is included in the Conveyancers quote. In the end you might end up paying a lot more than you need to for the conveyancing work.
You’d be better off using our comparison search to compare conveyancers online though our website. Buyers, Sellers and Remortgagers can save a lot of money by using Conveyancing Pro’s Chafford Hundred Conveyancer comparison. For more info see: Should I use my Estate Agent’s recommended Conveyancer?
What is the normal costs for Conveyancing in Chafford Hundred?
The amount you’ll need to pay for a Conveyancing Solicitor depends if you’re buying, selling or remortgaging. Conveyancer and Solicitor fees are typically between £850-£1,500. If the house or flat you’re buying/selling is under Leasehold ownership, the legal fees might include extra fees (as there may be more work to do).
When buying, Conveyancers also do property searches and local authority searches, searches check if there are any land issues or problems that will effect the homes value.
No Hidden Extra Fees
When you find a low quote for conveyancing, you would be wise to review the quote thoroughly as there might be some extra fees hidden in the numerous pages of terms and conditions. Our recommended conveyancing solicitors give expert legal advice in Chafford Hundred and throughout Essex, and with our conveyancers there will be no surprising extra fees at the end of your transaction. If you compare Conveyancing quotes with us, the fees we provide you will be accurate, they will list all the associated fees and all the disbursements (for more info see: hidden costs in conveyancing).
Leasehold and Flat Conveyancing Chafford Hundred
A leasehold house or flat is when the new owner buys the right to live in a home for a certain period of time. Leasehold owners might be subject to some restrictive conditions hidden in the Lease Contract. The duration of time purchased by the lease is limited to up to 999 years.
We think it is very important you select a professional Conveyancing Solicitor that has loads of experience in managing Leasehold Sales. A knowledgeable Conveyancing Solcitior knows every kind of problems that possibly will come up Lease Contracts, like:
1. the conveyancer or solicitor must check the duration still left on the leasehold contract as almost all lenders don’t give a mortgage if a leasehold property that only has less than 60 years left on them.
2. your leasehold conveyancer or solicitor must check the other conditions and obligations within the lease contract which may restrict the use, enjoyment and furtheralterations of the property.
Also remember that conveyancing on a leasehold property can be more expensive than on a freehold sale (for more info see: leasehold conveyancing).
Chafford Hundred Remortgage Solicitors
If your are remortgaging your property in Chafford Hundred, you will want a conveyancing solicitor to act for your interests as well as your lenders interests. Mortgage lenders only allow a remortgage conveyancing solicitor that is on their chosen panel of approved conveyancers. Our group of remortgage property lawyers for Chafford Hundred are on all mortgage provider lists. Our highly rated licensed conveyancers are highly experienced, they act quickly to finish and hopefully make the process run smoothly.
About Chafford Hundred
The national average timescale for conveyancing is between 9-10 weeks. Conveyancing for simple purchase transactions can take just 4-6 weeks but a more complicated transaction can take much much longer to complete. Some transactions have been known to take over a year to complete, why? More info visit our How long does conveyancing take?.
If you are buying a property in Chafford Hundred (or anywhere in England and Wales), for more than £125,000, you will be subject to Stamp Duty Land Tax (or SDLT for short). This tax is calculated in brackets, like the UK income tax system. When you get a quote with us, we calculate the Stamp Duty (SDLT) you’ll have to pay for you. For more info visit our Stamp Duty Rates and Examples page.
Essex is a county in England immediately north-east of London. It borders the counties of Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent across the estuary of the River Thames to the south and London to the south-west. The county town is Chelmsford, which is the only city in the county. As well as rural areas, the county also includes London Stansted Airport, the new towns of Basildon and Harlow, Lakeside Shopping Centre, the port of Tilbury and the town of Southend-on-Sea.
The current average value in Essex in May 2017 is £353,594. This has increased 0.37% from February 2017. Terraced properties sold for a current average value of £302,150 and semi-detached properties valued £351,716. In the past year property prices in Essex have increased 2.50%. This is according to the current Zoopla estimates.