Conveyancing Solicitors Clacton on Sea


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Whatever your property challenge, we can solve it.

Selling a property in Clacton on Sea

Your conveyancing solicitor's role, when selling a property in Clacton on Sea, will include:
  • Draft contracts – Your solicitor drafts the initial legal contract to be sent to the buyer's solicitor.
  • Responding to enquiries – your solicitor responds to any questions the buyer's solicitor may have (this is where you'll find out if you are missing documents which can cause delays to your sale).
  • Investigating issues – your solicitor may need to complete further investigation to try and satisfy them.
  • Exchange contracts – once the buyer's solicitor has satisfied their enquiries, contracts are finalised and exchanged
  • Day of completion – your solicitor receives the money for the sale, discharges the mortgage (if required), pays the estate agent, deducts their fee and then sends the net sale proceeds to you.
  • Post completion – your solicitor receives the DS1 discharge documents and, when leasehold, settles your liabilities for ground rent and service charges.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for selling a property in Clacton on Sea starts from £723 INC VAT.

Buying a property in Clacton on Sea

  • Draft contracts – Your solicitor reviews the draft contract sent by the seller's solicitor.
  • Raising enquiries – your solicitor will ask the seller's solicitor questions based on the contract, title, and property documents to protect you from any nasty surprises.
  • Exchange contracts – once your solicitor is satisfied in their enquiries, they agree with the seller to finalise and exchange contracts
  • Day of completion – on the day of completion, your solicitor transfers the money for the sale.
  • Post completion – following completion, your solicitor makes an application to the Land Registry to register you as the new owner.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for buying a property in Clacton on Sea starts from £723 INC VAT.

Add or remove someone from a property title in Clacton on Sea

With a Transfer of Equity, you can buy someone out of a shared property and remove them from the title, or add someone to the title, making them a joint owner.
This service includes:
  • Solicitors fees including ID checks, office copies
  • Land Registration fees
  • (if party being removed) ID1 Form verification fee
  • (if mortgage) Change of mortgage fee
  • (if leasehold) Notice fee to freeholder
Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for a Transfer of Equity in Clacton on Sea starts at £363 INC VAT.
If someone is giving up their share of the property for less than market value, they may be required to get independent legal advice, which will be an additional expense.

Switch your mortgage deal in Clacton on Sea

Your remortgage solicitor will perform all the necessary checks, review your new mortgage offer, and update the Land Registry post-completion.

The process is similar to when you purchase but should take less time, as the solicitor doesn't need to raise any legal enquiries.

If you own a leasehold property, your solicitor must carry out extra work to investigate the lease terms.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for a remortgage in Clacton on Sea starts at £363 INC VAT INC VAT.

Purchase the next chunk of your equity

When you're ready to buy the next chunk of the equity in your shared ownership property, a conveyancer will be required to handle:
  • The bank transfer;
  • obtaining a mortgage redemption statement from your existing lender;
  • receiving your new mortgage offer and confirming the lender terms;
  • receiving the memorandum of staircasing;
  • handling completion;
  • filing SDLT form (if required); and
  • registration at the Land Registry.
Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for shared ownership staircasing in Clacton on Sea starts at £569 INC VAT.
If you need to add someone to the legal title, you will need to pay an additional fee for a transfer of equity.

Paying off your Help to Buy equity loan

You'll need a solicitor to:
  • Receive redemption letter;
  • review title for ownership and restrictions;
  • obtain Authority to Complete;
  • draft a deed of postponement for your current lender;
  • handling completion;
  • bank transfer; and
  • if repaid in full, removal of the loan restriction at the Land Registry.
Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for Help to Buy loan redemption in Clacton on Sea starts at £333 INC VAT.
Price based on a freehold with the loan being repaid in full using savings.

Why buy a home in Clacton on Sea?



Clacton on Sea is the largest town in Tendring Borough in Essex and is principally known as a seaside resort. It also has two business/industrial parks.

Clacton Pier is a perennial favourite with its leisure and amusement facilities and Westcliff Theatre in Tower Road hosts a variety of performances, ranging from those for kids & family to drama, live music and talks.
Clacton on Sea Hospital information
Clacton & District Hospital, Walton Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 6DZ

Fryatt Hospital, 419 Main Road, Harwich, Essex, CO12 4EX

Essex County Hospital, Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3NB
Property Solicitors Clacton on Sea, Transport information
Clacton is on the A133 which connects with the A12 for travel to London. By rail, Clacton on Sea Station is the terminus of a line which runs to London Liverpool Street via Colchester.

Distance to Airports from Clacton on Sea

AirportMiles by car
Stansted48.5 miles
Heathrow99.1 miles
Luton101.1 miles
Local Schools in Clacton on Sea
Clacton County High School, Walton Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 6DZ

Clacton Coastal Academy, Pathfields Rd, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 3JL

Tendring Enterprise Studio School, Jaywick Lane, Clacton-on-Sea, CO16 8BE

Conveyancing Solicitors in and around Clacton on Sea

Our Clacton on Sea conveyancing solicitors can help you with your conveyance locally or in any of the surrounding areas including London, Colchester, Ipswich, Witham, Maldon, Braintree and Chelmsford.

Conveyancing Solicitors Clacton on Sea

We have a number of offices throughout England and Wales so you can find a solicitor near you.
Recently completed properties in Clacton on Sea:
  • Crown Road, Clacton On Sea, Essex, CO15 1AU
  • 22 Alton Park Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 1ED
  • 22 Alton Park Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 1ED
  • 80 Spenser Way, Jaywick, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 2QU
  • 2 Nansen Road, Holland on Sea, Essex, CO15 5ED
New build developers and developments in the area:
  • St. Johns Road (houses) – Clacton-On-Sea.
    Marketed by Scott Sheen & Partners.

Clacton on Sea Property Prices



Average property price in Clacton on Sea£168,367
Population of Clacton on Sea55,000


Property price data is sourced from the Land Registry House Price Index by Conveyancing Solicitors Clacton on Sea.
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Should I use a Conveyancer or Conveyancing Solicitor near me?

Solicitors are usually more expensive that a conveyancer, which is fine as long as they specialise in property transactions. It can be beneficial to choose a solicitor in case of any complex legal complications with your transaction, but the best of both is to instruct a conveyancing solicitor who employs some other conveyancing professionals to complete the simpler parts of the work under their supervision, at a lower rate.

Read our full guide: Licensed Conveyancer or Solicitor - Who should you choose to do your conveyancing?

Why choose SAM Conveyancing Solicitors in Clacton on Sea?

Whether you're buying, selling, remortgaging, extending a lease, staircasing shared ownership, or paying off your help to buy loan, you'll need a conveyancer to handle the legal side of things. With SAM you get the benefit of dedicated conveyancing executive who'll guide you through the process, from start to finish, at no extra cost. Available Monday to Saturday to answer all your questions, we'll bridge the gap between you and your solicitor, with regular updates in plain English.

We have hand selected some of the best conveyancing solicitors Clacton on Sea has to offer, which are backed by a no sale no fee guarantee and the Clacton on Sea conveyancing fee we quote is broken down so you can see exactly what your quote includes. What we quote you is the fixed price you will pay for the agreed work. No unpleasant surprises.

You'll also benefit form our state of the art Online Conveyancing Process to track your progress and next steps along the way.

Affordable Housing Schemes

There are a number of affordable housing schemes in Clacton on Sea to help make buying a property more achievable. The work is more complex and we have specialist conveyancing solicitors to handle the following:

  • Shared Ownership Solicitors
  • Right to Buy Solicitors Clacton on Sea - speak to Tendering District Council to find out if you are eligible
  • Discount Market Sale Clacton on Sea - check with Tendering District Council if they are running a DMS scheme


Property Solicitors Clacton on Sea

You can rest assured that you're in good hands with our Conveyancing Solicitors Clacton on Sea. They are skilled and experienced with complex transactions from a simple purchase for a property in Clacton on Sea to a Sale and Purchase of a shared ownership property, executing a Deed of Trust simultaneously.

Are you buying or selling a short lease in Clacton on Sea?

If there are 80 years or less on the Clacton on Sea leasehold, it will be harder to mortgage. Whether you're buying or selling, you should consider extending the lease, which may be done before, during, or in some cases after the transaction.

Our specialist leasehold solicitors Clacton on Sea have vast experience handling the extension of a short lease for the buyer or the seller, speak to a SAM advisor to get an inclusive fixed fee quote for leasehold conveyancing or share of freehold conveyancing today. Property Challenges Solved.

Frequently Asked Questions: Conveyancing Solicitors Clacton on Sea



Average conveyancing fees in London can be slightly higher than the rest of the country. Depending on the price of the property and the complexity of the transaction you could pay several hundred to a couple of thousand pounds. Our conveyancing fees in Clacton on Sea start at £723 INC VAT.

Fill in our easy online form for a fixed quote, tailored to your requirements.

It's not necessary to have a local conveyancing solicitor as the process is the same throughout England and Wales. You should prioritise service and efficiency over proximity to Clacton on Sea, when choosing your conveyancing solicitor.

There are many factors which can delay conveyancing in Clacton on Sea. A very simple transaction can be completed in less than two months, but the average is closer to 12-16 weeks.

CQS Accreditation

All our panel solicitors are CQS accredited. You can trust the Conveyancing Quality Scheme for the highest standards of conveyancing.

Fixed Fee

Don't bother with an 'estimate' fee. You want to make sure that your total fee is fixed (they can't charge you more later) and it includes all the necessary components. We build your quote based on each of the costs involved in a standard transaction based on the information you give us, with no sneaky extra fees. If you have additional requirements, speak with a helpful team member to ensure everything you need is covered within your quote.

No Sale No Fee

Choose a conveyancing solicitor in Clacton on Sea who offers a No Sale No Fee Guarantee, like ours. If your first sale or purchase falls through, the money you've spent with us will go toward your next one. Terms apply.

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Communication

Not knowing what is going on is the most frustrating thing for a client. Many solicitors are too busy doing legal work to answer all their clients call for updates. With SAM Conveyancing, you'll have a dedicated conveyancing executive available Monday to Saturday. They'll keep you in the loop on progress, translate the legal jargon, chase your solicitor when required and email you about milestones.

Value

Get a fully comprehensive quote covering all your needs so you can accurately compare your options to ensure you're paying a good price.

Online conveyancing is just as safe as you protect your data on the internet, as you would in any other transaction. Online conveyancing means speedier turnaround times on documents, more convenient meetings and lower running costs for the firm. We pass our savings on to you.

Yes, if you're buying and selling at the same time, the same conveyancing solicitor can handle both transactions, which will save you money, as you'll only have to do the 'new client' admin once.

1. Get a mortgage in principle

Know what you can afford to save wasting time on any false-starts.

2. Instruct your conveyancing solicitor before you make your offer

Waiting till after your offer is accepted can delay your transaction. As early as possible, inform them of any details, such as gifted deposits. Using an online service cuts down on snail mail delays and waiting for physical meetings, which can be conducted by video call.

3. Apply for your mortgage quickly

As soon as your offer is accepted, you can submit your application. An independent broker can help speed this along.

4. Order your searches and surveys

Ordering these early can speed up your conveyancing process, especially if local authorities face delays. However, it is usually considered prudent to time this with the rest of your chain if a transaction falls through.

5. Get your building insurance ready

You'll need insurance from the exchange so research & compare insurance quotes, once your solicitor is instructed.

6. Paperwork (When selling)

Ensure you have your paperwork, including energy performance & FENSA certificates.

Essex Conveyancing Solicitors for local buying, selling, transfer of equity and remortgageEssex is not only a coastal county (the North Sea is to its east) but a home county too because it touches Greater London on its eastern borders. Its settlements vary from Colchester, which is very historical - used to be the capital of England as Camulodunum, to Southend - a seaside resort and Basildon, which is a comparatively modern urban development. The western side of Essex hosts many London workers and there are fast rail links to, for example, Shenfield from London Liverpool Street which aid many city workers.

Essex's county town is Chelmsford (and is the county's only city), where Essex County Cricket Club is based. Essex hosts Stansted Airport and various attractions such as the Lakeside Shopping Centre near Thurrock and the Epping Forest, a popular forest for camping and other activities. A large proportion of Essex's boundaries are bodies of water (the River Thames and the North Sea), with the remainder including Greater London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Kent is across the River Thames to the south.
*Mortgage lenders choose which solicitors they will or won't work with. Our panel solicitors are on 99% of mortgage lender panels. Our panel solicitors are currently not on the panel for Kent Reliance (when buying through Shared Ownership) and the Islamic Development Bank. Tell us who your lender is and we will assign you an approved panel solicitor.
**Our panel of solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and conveyancing work is accredited with the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
***No Sale No Fee applies to any sale or purchase quote except auction and right to buy. Read our No Sale No Fee Policy.

What are the conveyancing costs?

Clacton on Sea Conveyancing Solicitor fees vary between online conveyancing solicitors, high street conveyancers or housing solicitors introduced by your estate agent.

The actual conveyancing costs, outside of the legal work, should be fixed, including:

For buyers: stamp duty, land registration, property searches, ID searches and leasehold charges (if buying a leasehold property).

For sellers: office copies, title plan and management information (if selling a leasehold property).

Make sure to budget for all of the above conveyancing costs and to get a fixed fee conveyancing quote from several firms, to compare value.

Making the right choice of solicitor is key to the whole process: