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Moving to Southend-on-Sea? Save on Your Property Conveyancing Costs

If you are moving to Southend-on-Sea, Compare My Move can connect you with up to 5 licensed conveyancers. You can compare quotes and save money on your conveyancing fees. All our partners have passed a strict verification process. They must also be regulated by either the SRA, CLC, LSS, LSNI, or CILEX. Our team will then monitor their performance closely to ensure that they are performing to the highest standard.

When buying or selling a property in Southend-on-Sea, you will need to hire a conveyancer. Their job is to guide you through the legalities of the process. They will explain any legal jargon you don't understand and conduct conveyancing searches. These searches will reveal any defects with the property and surrounding area.

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    FAQs About Conveyancing in Southend-on-Sea

    Our team found that the average conveyancing fees in Southend-on-Sea are £1,390 when buying and £1,560 when selling a property. The conveyancing process takes approximately 182 days to complete in the Southend-on-Sea area.

    Our research shows that there is a high risk of surface flooding in Southend-on-Sea. However, there are low levels of subsidence and low radon gas levels. 

    Why Hire a Southend-on-Sea Conveyancer?

    Your conveyancer's main responsibility is to guide you through the buying and selling process. They will provide advice, arrange searches, and explain any complicated jargon.

    Southend-on-Sea is a desirable coastal town. Over the last year, 3,360 existing properties and 15 new builds were sold in the area, according to the UK House Price Index. Detached properties increased the most in price, rising by as much as 11.1% in November 2021.

    Instructing your conveyancer once your offer is agreed upon will ensure a more efficient process. Here are just some tasks that your conveyancer will carry out:

    • Conducting conveyancing searches
    • Liaising with other relevant parties
    • Arranging the exchange of contracts and completion date
    • Paying disbursements on your behalf such as Stamp Duty
    • Checking through the contract and raising any enquiries

    Depending on the difficulty of the case, your conveyancer may be required to carry out more duties. This can incur extra charges.

    Data taken from UK House Price Index

    How Much are Conveyancing Solicitor Fees in Southend-on-Sea?

    Southend-on-Sea has an average house price of £330,232. This means that the average conveyancing fees when buying are £1,390 for freehold and £1,560 for leasehold. When selling a property in the area, the average conveyancing fees are £1,340 for freehold and £1,490 for leasehold.

    The total conveyancing cost will be made up of legal fees, disbursements, and searches. One of these searches is the Local Authority Search. In Southend-on-Sea, a full Local Authority Search costs £131 including VAT. This price is according to the Southend-on-Sea Council website.

    The total cost is dependent on various factors such as the type of property, and whether you are buying or selling.

    Data taken from Compare My Move’s Moving House Calculator

    How Long Does Conveyancing Take in Southend-on-Sea?

    In Southend-on-Sea, the conveyancing process takes approximately 182 days to complete. This is 23 days more than the national average which is 159 days. The conveyancing process takes up more than half of the entire process.

    The entire buying and selling process takes 298 days from the initial listing to completion day. This is 24 days longer than the 274-day national average. However, the total length of the conveyancing process is dependent on the difficulty of the case.

    For example, if you are buying or selling a leasehold property, you may experience a long conveyancing process. This is because there is more paperwork submitted by your conveyancer.

    Data taken from Get Agent

    What to Expect From Conveyancing Searches in Southend-on-Sea?

    One of the most important parts of the conveyancing process is the conveyancing searches. These searches will reveal any defects with the property and surrounding area. Some searches include the Environmental Search, Local Authority Search, and Water & Drainage Search. They look into various risks such as flooding, subsidence, and radon gas.

    Southend-on-Sea has a high risk of surface flooding. This is because of its close proximity to the River Thames and the North Sea. Therefore, if you are thinking of purchasing a property near any body of water, check the report closely.

    There are low levels of subsidence in Southend-on-Sea, according to Geobear's Subsidence Map. Therefore, this shouldn't be an issue when the search report comes back.

    There are also low levels of radon gas in the Southend-on-Sea area. Again, this means that this shouldn't be an issue when purchasing a property in the area. There is less than 1% exposure to radon gas.

    Data taken from Get The Data and Geobear's Subsidence Map