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Conveyancing in Southend-On-Sea

23 cases completed in Southend-on-sea in the past 12 months

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Buying a house in Southend-On-Sea

Located on the northern shores of the Thames estuary, Southend-on-Sea is found in the southeast English county of Essex. With a population of approximately 180,000, it is a seaside resort that benefits from both its coastal setting and proximity to London.

At My Home Move Conveyancing we have been developing and improving our knowledge of local property markets since 2002, meaning we can offer all our clients in Southend-On-Sea an outstanding specialist, fixed fee conveyancing service.

You must instruct a lawyer to carry out the legal work on your behalf when buying or selling property in Southend-On-Sea.

Make the most of My Home Move Conveyancing’s award winning customer service, innovative use of technology and intimate knowledge of the local market. Our fixed fee conveyancing service comes with no hidden extra costs, meaning you can plan for exactly how much you’ll be paying from the outset. If you don’t move for whatever reason, you won’t need to pay us anything.

All of our clients are assigned a dedicated conveyancer, providing you with a consistent point of contact who will oversee your case from start to finish and keep you regularly updated. At My Home Move Conveyancing we supply our conveyancing services to customers across the Southend-On-Sea area, from the Clifftown conservation area with its charming architecture and close proximity to the town centre, to Thorpe Bay with a prevalence of Edwardian and 1920s properties, and Leigh-on-Sea with its fashionable appeal.

Local statistics

The average house price in Southend-On-Sea is £186,313. Over the past 12 months most sales in the area involved flats, which sold for an average of £143,070. Semi-detached and terraced properties sold similarly well, going for an average of £265,945 and £215,246 respectively, while detached properties fetched £416,424.

Essential info

The local authority responsible for properties is Southend-On-Sea Borough Council. They can be contacted on 01702 215 000 or at the following address:

Southend-On-Sea Borough Council
Civic Centre
Victoria Avenue
Southend on Sea
Essex
SS2 6ER

The local area

Southend-on-Sea grew in popularity during the 19th century when rail travel came to prominence, opening up the seaside resort for many tourists during the summer months and leading to widespread construction including that of Southend’s pier. The pier is now a Grade II listed building, extending almost 1.5 miles into the Thames estuary, while the Southend Cliff Railway and the Adventure Island amusement park are other attractions along the shoreline.

Southend-on-Sea is served by two main National Rail lines, which offer plenty of services to London that take around an hour. The capital is only 40 miles to the west of Southend, and can be reached by taking the A13 road. The same road and the A127 serve the M25, opening Southend up to the country’s motorway network. London Southend Airport is located less than two miles north of the town centre, offering flights to European destinations such as Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Geneva.

There are a range of excellent schools in Southend-on-Sea for children of all ages, ranging from comprehensive to grammar and private schools. Notable primary options include Eastern Avenue’s Temple Sutton, Bournes Green Junior on Ladram Road and Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School and Nursery on Windermere Road. Among the choices at secondary level are Cecil Jones College, Southend High School for Boys and Southend High School for Girls, while the University of Essex offers higher education in Southend-on-Sea.

All properties in Southend-On-Sea will fall within one of the following council tax bands.

Council tax band A

Property value range

up to £40,000

Council tax charge

£1,041.48

Council tax band B

Property value range

£40,001 to £52,000

Council tax charge

£1,215.06

Council tax band C

Property value range

£52,001 to £68,000

Council tax charge

£1,388.64

Council tax band D

Property value range

£68,001 to £88,000

Council tax charge

£1,562.22

Council tax band E

Property value range

£88,001 to £120,000

Council tax charge

£1,909.38

Council tax band F

Property value range

£120,001 to £160,000

Council tax charge

£2,256.54

Council tax band G

Property value range

£160,001 to £320,000

Council tax charge

£2,603.70

Council tax band H

Property value range

£320,001 and above

Council tax charge

£3,124.44

About us

Established in 2001, we exclusively deal with the legal side of moving home. Last year alone, through our experienced conveyancers, we helped nearly 50,000 customers have a hassle-free experience. We are a truly national company, having completed transactions in each of the 109 postcode areas in England and Wales.

Our promise to you…

We understand that moving house can be stressful. So we make sure everything we do makes the process as easy and efficient as possible. We’ll give you an all inclusive fixed quote from the start so there won’t be any surprises. The price only changes if your instructions do.

You’ll have access to our unique, easy to use, online case management service to track your case. And dedicated conveyancing experts who’ll be on hand to guide you through the whole process.

We know you’re busy, so we’re open 8am until 8pm most weekdays, and open at weekends too!

Finally, if your move falls through, through no fault of your own, we won’t charge you a penny in legal fees.

Multiple industry awards

See why our unique conveyancing service (My Home Move and its wholly owned law firm) has been recognised as an industry leading, award-winning conveyancing company.

Best Legal Services Provider

Future of Legal Services Innovation

Most Innovative Use of Technology

Best Conveyancing Provider

National Conveyancing Firm of the Year

Best Legal Services Provider

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What's involved

Once you have your offer accepted, it’s time to get the ball rolling on legally transferring the ownership to you. Here’s how we do things at My Home Move Conveyancing.

First, your estate agents will send us a copy of the Memorandum of sale, which provides the details of the property, the amount offered and the name of the sellers and buyers and their conveyancers. You will be asked to complete your details and provide to us your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill.

Read our Home Buying Process guide

If you are selling a house, you will need a Conveyancer to act for you – that’s where we come in!

You will be asked by us to complete your details and provide your instructions along with primary ID such as a passport or driving licence and proof of residence in the form of a bank statement/utility bill. You will also be asked to fill in a Property Information form including some specific details about the property, its boundaries, any alterations to the property etc. If you have any additional paperwork such as planning permissions or notices, then these will be required by us to send with the contract papers. We will also ask you to complete a Fixtures, Fittings and Contents form to say what you will be taking and leaving behind. If the property is leasehold, you will be asked for information about who you pay ground rent and services charges to…

Read our Home Selling Process guide

After we have received your instructions to act we will check the legal issues and title to your property to ensure it offers a satisfactory security for your new lender, as this is the essence of a mortgage.

We will also check the amounts outstanding on any current mortgage registered on the property as these will have to be repaid at completion. The amounts will be confirmed with you.

Usually, we will not carry out Local, Drainage or Mining (if appropriate) searches as we will put in place an insurance which will protect your lender. This is less expensive for you and quicker. Some lenders still require that searches are made and will not rely on insurance. If this is the case the searches will have to be made and the cost will show on the Financial Statement sent to you.

At about the same time that you receive your Mortgage Offer we receive a copy together with the lender’s instructions to act for them. We will consider the Offer to ensure that we do those things required of us as the solicitors and to check what other conditions have to be satisfied.

We will then send you the Mortgage Deed to sign and any other documentation that may be required by your lender. We shall need to have this back from you as soon as possible and certainly by the day before we complete. Otherwise there will be a delay.

You need to check that the Mortgage Offer is acceptable to you. For example, is the mortgage amount and mortgage product correct? Is it the correct method of repayment? Are there any early repayment fees?

We target a completion date for 7 days after we receive our copy of the Mortgage Offer but our being able to complete depends on the terms of the Offer and any peculiarities of your transaction.

If the new mortgage amount is less than the amount we have to pay to your existing lender, we will ask for the difference from you, before the completion date.

Following completion we deal with the registration formalities to ensure the mortgage security is perfected for your lender and any deeds will then be sent to your lender for safe-keeping.

Note – If your property is leasehold, we also:

Request your landlord to confirm that all ground rent, service charges and insurance premiums (if applicable) have been paid to date and that there is no known breach of the lease.

Have to approve the wording of the lease.

Have to serve on the landlord a notice of discharge of your existing mortgage and a notice that a new mortgage has been given to your new lender.

Read our Remortgaging Process guide

Get in touch

Quotation Team

If you would like to discuss a quotation you have received please call our Quotation Team on

0333 234 4425

Monday - Tuesday

9am

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7pm

Wednesday - Friday

Open

9am

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5pm

Conveyancing Team

If you would like to speak to someone about your case please call our Conveyancing Team on

0333 234 4396

Monday - Thursday

Open

8am

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8pm

Friday

8am

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7pm

Saturday

9am

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4pm

Sunday

10am

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3pm