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Conveyancing in Thurrock Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Thurrock area info

Orsett Essex Windmill, Tillbury Fort English Heritage and East Tilbury Coalhouse Fort Historic Building are near to Thurrock.

Thurrock's nearest station is Grays at 2 miles and the nearest airport to Thurrock is Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport (12 miles). London City Airport is 14 miles, London Heliport Airport is 23 miles, London Airport is 16 miles, Rochester Airport is 13 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 18 miles away.

The nearest hospital is Thurrock.

Q.

How do we find a cheap solicitor to own a home?

A.

The confusion over this matter catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many law firms offer 'the cheapest conveyancing', but extra costs are often hiding in the solicitor's terms. Busy, stressed homeowners ignore these terms at their peril. Extra costs ought to be reasonable. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

Q.

Will solicitor in Thurrock get any conveyancing searches on the Essex Regency terraced home I am intending to purchase?

A.

The conventional procedure is to get the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search and Environmental, and possibly area-specific searches, like a Chancel Search.

Q.

What is the council tax on a Fifties converted property in Thurrock?

A.

Normally a conveyancer's title report will include the relevant Thurrock council tax band. Correct rates for residents of Thurrock are listed on the Thurrock council website. On 12/10/2012 the rates are:

  • Band A - £871.00
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  • Band B - £1,016.00
  • Band C - £1,161.00
  • Band D - £1,306.00
  • Band E - £1,596.00
  • Band F - £1,886.00
  • Band G - £2,177.00
  • Band H - £2,612.00

Q.

I am buying a Thurrock house with Cheshire Building Society, what do I need to check?

A.

House buyers need to be aware that some lenders have reduced the number of firms on their approved panel, potentially creating increased legal costs for buyers. We will act on behalf of all large CML-approved lenders, ensuring that an additional lawyer will not be required to act for your lender.

Q.

Doing your own conveyancing without the help of a property solicitor in Thurrock is becoming possible as a buyer and seller of a house , but would it be really be a smart move ?

A.

In theory, there is no reason why you cannot take care of he your own conveyancing unaided. That said, a conveyancing solicitor typically handles a huge number of skilled tasks such as chasing replies to enquiries and maintaining constant communication with agents most of which really need a qualified professional. Additionally legal firms are obligated to be covered by the correct cover that protects you from any failures.

Q.

What causes conveyancing for a purchase to take months to complete?

A.

The conveyancing process will occasionally experience delays even in the best of circumstances. The delays are beyond a lawyer's power. Homeward Legal aim to reduce their effect by proactively handling all enquiries.

Q.

How soon is it wise to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Thurrock?

A.

In the majority of situations, the faster you instruct the better. Promptly instructing a firm for your Thurrock transaction could mitigate the chance of the transaction falling through.

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Thurrock?

A.

Thurrock is located in Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 6SL, Tel: 01375 652 652

 
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