Conveyancing Solicitors in Hockley
If you’ve finally found the property in Hockley you wish to purchase, or maybe you are selling your house, you’ll require a Conveyancer or a Conveyancing Solicitor to manage the legal bits and bobs of the property transfer.
Property Solicitors/Conveyancers will complete the necessary legal paperwork and purchase checks on your behalf. Choosing a conveyancer to process the work for you can be difficult, you have a large number of conveyancers to pick from. You have the option to choose the estate agents recommended conveyancer, but they usually are a bit more expensive.
This is were we can help. We compare conveyancing quotes in Hockley from our carefully selected list of conveyancing solicitors. Get your conveyancing quotes using the form above.
Should I use my Estate Agents recommended conveyancer for Hockley
If you are using an Estate Agent, they will normally ask that you choose their recommended conveyancing solicitor, but you do NOT need to. It’s not unusual for Agents to get a large commission from referring their clients to their conveyancers, usually that commission is added to the Conveyancers fees. So you might end up paying a lot more than you have to for the conveyancing work.
That’s why you’d be better off using our comparison search to compare conveyancing solicitors on the internet though our website. You can save hundreds from using Conveyancing Pro’s Hockley Conveyancing quote comparison. For more info see: Should I use my Estate Agent’s recommended Conveyancer?
What are the normal costs for Conveyancing in Hockley?
The amount you’ll have to fork out for Legal Work depends if you’re buying, selling or remortgaging a house. Legal costs are normally around £850-£1,500 for residential houses. If the property you are buying or selling is under Leasehold ownership, the legal fees might include extra fees (because there will be extra work involved).
When purchasing, they will also do property searches, this is to check if there are any land issues or problems that can effect the properties value.
No Hidden Extra Costs
When you receive low quotes for conveyancing, you should check the paperwork because there could be some extra fees hidden in the agreements terms and conditions. Our recommended conveyancing solicitors provide professional legal advice in Hockley and throughout Essex, and with our conveyancers there will be no surprising extra fees once you’ve completed your property transaction. If you compare our conveyancing solicitors, the quotes you’ll receive are detailed, they include all the associated costs and include disbursements (for more info see: hidden fees in conveyancing).
Leasehold Property Conveyancing Hockley
A leasehold property is when the buyer gets the right to own and occupy a property for a specific period of time. Leasehold owners might be subject to other specific conditions hidden in the “Lease”. The duration of time purchased by the leasehold property has a limit up to 999 years.
It is imperative that you use a competent Conveyancing Solicitor that has loads of experience in completing Leasehold Sales. An experienced Conveyancer has dealt with each different type of issues that do arise Leasehold Properties, for example:
1. your conveyancer or solicitor is required to confirm the length that is left on the leasehold contract because many mortgage lenders will not allow a mortgage for a lease that has less than 60 years left on them.
2. your leasehold conveyancer will need to check out the specific conditions and requirement in the leasehold contract which may restrict the use, satisfaction and furtherimprovement of the leasehold property.
Bare in mind that conveyancing fees on a leasehold property usually is more expensive than on a normal freehold property (for more info see: leasehold conveyancing).
Hockley Remortgage Solicitors
When remortgaging your property in Hockley, you will want a conveyancer to represent your interests as well as your mortgage lenders interests. Mortgage providers only accept a remortgage conveyancer that is on their selected panel of approved conveyancers. Our group of remortgage property lawyers for Hockley are approved by and on almost every mortgage lender lists. Our highly rated licensed conveyancers have worked on thousands of remortgage transactions, they work speedily to finish and make the process run smoothly.
Hockley is a large village and civil parish in Essex, England located between Chelmsford and Southend-on-Sea. More specifically it lies between Rayleigh and Rochford. It came to prominence during the coming of the railway in the 1890s and at the 2001 census had a population of 13,616 people, reducing to 9,616 at the 2011 Census, many of whom commute to London. The parish of Hockley itself has a population of 8,909 (2001 census), while the urban area runs into the neighbouring parish of Hawkwell. Hockley railway station serves the village.
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 Hockley (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.