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Buying a house in Essex

One of the Home Counties, Essex has long been a lung for London and a stalwart of the commuter belt.

Easily accessible from the capital, the county boasts an enviable list of desirable locations for home movers with an amazing two-thirds of its geographical area rural and not urban.

Essex population is 1,842 million (2019).

How much is a typical property in Essex?

The average property price in Essex is £373,436.

You can find the average price per property type below:

Property typeDetachedSemi-detached TerracedFlats/Maisonettes
Average price£605,418£389,001£311,856£211,552


April 2023 property price data sourced from the Land Registry.

How much will I pay in council tax in Essex?

Each local authority sets council tax rates for its borough. All residential property is in one of eight bands depending on its valuation.

Check which band your chosen property is in on the government's valuation website.

Where are Essex's best home-mover destinations?

The county's proximity to London made it one of the earliest commuter hubs, and little has changed except that the journey to and from the capital has got faster and easier. Towns such as Basildon, Purfleet and Brentwood and their surrounds are among the most popular for those who work in London but prefer to live in Essex.

Historic Saffron Walden and Maldon, along with upmarket suburban towns such as Chigwell and big urban centres such as Chelmsford (the county town) and Colchester, also vie for attention.

And if you do like to be beside the seaside, Essex has 350 miles of coastline to choose from, including the likes of Southend and Clacton-on-Sea.

Which council is responsible for schools in Essex?

For all information on state-provided education in Essex, check out Essex County Council's website.

This county also has many private and independent schools.

For more information on how schools and colleges across Essex are rated by Ofsted, the government's school comparison website has all the details.

Did you know?

Colchester was the Roman capital of Britain and is the oldest recorded town in Britain.

Saffron Walden takes its name from the crocus cultivating trade that grew there in the early Middle Ages.

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Towns and districts within this county include:

Abridge, Barking, Barkingside, Basildon, Battlesbridge, Benfleet, Billericay, Boreham, Braintree, Brentwood, Buckhurst-Hill, Burnham-On-Crouch, Canvey-Island, Chadwell-Heath, Chadwell-St-Mary, Chafford-Hundred, Chelmsford, Chigwell, Clacton-On-Sea, Clayhall, Colchester, Danbury, Dunmow, Epping, Frinton-On-Sea, Gants-Hill, Goodmayes, Grays, Great-Baddow, Great-Dunmow, Halstead, Harlow, Harold-Wood, Harwich, Hockley, Ilford, Ingatestone, Kelvedon, Laindon, Leigh-On-Sea, Little-Burstead, Loughton, Maldon, Manningtree, Mersea-Island, Newbury-Park, Ongar, Pitsea, Purfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Romford, Saffron-Walden, Shenfield, Shoeburyness, South-Ockendon, South-Woodham-Ferrers, Southend-On-Sea, Southfields, Stanford-Le-Hope, Stansted, Thurrock, Tilbury, Tiptree, Waltham-Abbey, Walton-on-the-Naze, West-Thurrock, Westcliff-On-Sea, Wickford, Witham, Woodford-Green, Writtle

No Completion No Fee is our promise that in the unfortunate event that your property transaction falls-through you will not be liable for any of the conveyancer’s fixed legal fees for the work completed.

To secure this benefit a fee, already included in your quote, is taken upon on deciding to go ahead with your transaction.

Should your transaction fall through, for whatever reason, we can hold this amount on account for your next transaction or provide a refund.

Your Fixed Legal Fee** quote from Homeward Legal ensures that you pay no more than we have quoted you for and is based on the information you’ve provided to us being true and accurate.

There are specific circumstances on a minority of transactions that may require additional charges that could not be foreseen at the outset.

A list of those charges and explanations can be found here with details of the potential cost. These will only be charged following discussion with your conveyancer with a clear explanation of what they are for.