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Conveyancing Quotes in Southend-on-Sea

Learn about conveyancing solicitors, house prices, schools, and other information specific to Southend-on-Sea, to help you move smoothly into your new home

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House prices in Southend-on-Sea

Detached house prices£632,955
Semi-detached house prices£418,778
Terraced house prices£325,297
Flat and maisonette prices£211,568
Average prices£328,774

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Southend-on-Sea historic house prices

February 2022£328,422
January 2022£328,774
December 2021£322,797
November 2021£319,730
October 2021£315,036
September 2021£312,047
August 2021£312,223
July 2021£308,752
June 2021£308,851
May 2021£304,684
April 2021£306,301
March 2021£304,303

Conveyancing in Southend-on-Sea

Conveyancing solicitors in Southend-on-sea

Are you searching for clear-cut legal advice from conveyancing solicitors in Southend-On-Sea? Our conveyancing solicitors are at your service. We provide expert conveyancing services in Southend-On-Sea, including:

Equity transfer

When you want to change property ownership or transfer some of the equity to a family member, you need the services of conveyancing solicitors. Our expertise in the transfer process is valuable, and we offer sound advice. Our team works tirelessly to meet your needs with minimal hassle.

If you want to release equity from your home in exchange for a comfortable retirement, our team of solicitors are here to help. We will provide options on the equity release scheme available and ensure you get a good deal.

Lease extensions

Our conveyancing solicitors in Southend-On-Sea help manage lease extensions. We ensure you follow the law by overseeing the valuations and negotiating new terms with tenants. With our team’s assistance, you can process your lease extensions faster.

Remortgaging

Our team of conveyancing solicitors have a proven track record of helping thousands of clients' remortgage properties successfully. We handle the necessary paperwork and ensure the new mortgage is registered with the Land Registry.

We help homeowners manage the sale and purchase processes with minimal problems. Our services are reliable and flexible.

Conveyancing FAQs

What is the first step in the conveyancing process?

Once a conveyancer has been instructed, they will reach out to the other side and discuss the draft contract, address, and any pre-contract queries. A draft contract will be drawn up containing information from the property's title deeds, the buyer and seller details, and how much the buyer is paying for the property. Read our helpful guides on the conveyancing process for buyers, and the conveyancing process for sellers.

What are property searches?

Property Searches are an important part of the buying process. They contain essential information about the property to protect the buyer from any nasty surprises. The most common searches are the Land Registry check, which is compulsory by law, the Local Authority Search, the Drainage and Water Search, and the Environmental Search. Depending on the location and conditions of the property being purchased, further searches may also be requested by your conveyancer.

When can I sign the contract?

Once all property searches have been returned and any surveys have been carried out, enquiries can be raised. The other party will need to satisfy each of these and check the property's fixtures and fittings are as expected. Once all enquiries are resolved and the seller has provided the required paperwork, a completion date will be arranged and the contract can be signed.

What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the legal process of changing the title of a property from one name to another. This changes the legal ownership of the property from the original owner to the new one. Read more on the subject of what is conveyancing, here.

How much is stamp duty?

Stamp duty is a tax payable on all property purchases. Different rates apply dependant on the price of the property and your situation. New stamp duty rate boundaries were introduced on the 23rd September 2022. Click here to find out the new stamp duty boundaries and use our stamp duty calculator to work out how much will you pay.

How much does conveyancing cost?

The average price for conveyancing legal fees is difficult to pin down due to the variation of factors influencing the final figure. However, you should expect to pay between £500 and £1500 depending on the complexity of the property transaction. It is important to remember that on top of the conveyancing legal fees there are mandatory government and other disbursements such as search costs and stamp duty.

What is the difference between exchange and completion?

Exchange refers to the exchanging of contracts. Both conveyancers will read out the contract over the telephone to ensure they are identical and then send them to each other. Once exchanged, the contract is legally binding. Completion refers to the date the big move can take place. It is usually set for midday. When the seller's conveyancer confirms that all monies due have been received, the seller will drop off the keys at the estate agent for the buyer to collect.

How do Home Legal Direct's conveyancing quotes work?

Our goal is to give the most honest representation of the expected conveyancing fees when giving you a quote. We do this by first asking you to complete our quick and easy online quotation enquiry form. The questions we ask allows us to give you a quote that is bespoke to your situation. You will then receive an instant quotation. This shows a breakdown of the costs of the legal conveyancing fees, and the costs of the Government and other mandatory disbursements such as searches and land registry fee.

A member of conveyancing advisory team will then give you a call to discuss your quotation and make any adjustments that are necessary whereupon we can arrange your conveyancer instruction. It is important to bear in mind that during the course of a conveyancing transaction, issues can arise that are impossible to foresee at the start of the process which may affect the costs. Home Legal Direct are on hand to discuss this with you and support where necessary.

We encourage you to read your quotation carefully and contact us with any questions.

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