Residential Conveyancing Solicitors in Essex

At Gepp Solicitors we help lighten the load by guiding you to a faster, smoother house move. 

It’s something we’ve been doing for years, giving us the expertise to ensure every detail of the conveyancing process is properly taken care of, making things simple for you and avoiding any unnecessary delays or other problems.

Our Residential Conveyancing team are continuing to support clients remotely amid Covid-19. Appointments are available via video call and by telephone. For all enquiries, please contact us on 01245 343980, via email or through our contact form on site.

But it’s our personal approach that sets us apart. Our specialist residential conveyancing team takes time to understand your situation and what you need to achieve. We’ll then work out the most direct route to achieving the result you want and talk you through everything you need to know in plain English.

We know how important your move is to you, so we treat it with the same importance. Our team will be there every step of the way, making sure the whole conveyancing process goes ahead smoothly and on schedule. We’re also Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited, so you can be reassured that we do everything to the highest legal standards.

When you use our conveyancing team, we want you to have complete confidence, so if you have any questions, just ask!

For a free conveyancing quote please fill in our simple online form or call us on 01245 343980.

How we make conveyancing easier for you

We know what a headache moving can be, which is why we’ll do our best to make the whole process easier for you. So, how exactly do we do that?

When you let us handle your conveyancing, we’ll provide:

  • A full written estimate of all known conveyancing fees to help you budget for your move
  • Regular, clear updates – no jargon, just plain English
  • Practical help at every stage of your move
  • Experienced lawyers looking after you
  • A tailored service for more unusual property purchases.

Ultimately, the biggest difference we can make to your move is by making sure you get all the help you need from day one. The quicker we can get things moving, the easier it is for us to help you hit your desired moving date. The longer things take, the more risk there is of things not going to plan.

That is why we always take a proactive approach to our work, anticipating any potential problems or delays and finding fast, effective ways around them, so your move stays on track.

We also know how frustrating it can be if you don’t feel like your concerns or questions are being heard, or if you’re left in the dark about what’s going on with your conveyancing. That is why, when you use our conveyancing team, we’ll make sure you’re kept up-to-date at all times and there’s always someone to answer your questions. We want to make sure you never find yourself wondering how the process is going or when the next stage of the transaction will take place.

Our conveyancing fees and costs

We know that cost is usually a key consideration when deciding who to use for your conveyancing. We are committed to transparency over our pricing and want to make it as simple as possible for you to budget for your move.

For a free, instant quote, please use our simple conveyancing calculator.

For more general information about our residential property fees and costs, please take a look at our pricing guide.

When planning a move, there are also various other costs you will need to cover in addition to your conveyancer’s legal fees. These costs are usually fixed, meaning they should be the same no matter which conveyancing firm you use. However, they will vary depending on factors such as the value of your property and specific issues related to the type of property and its location.

Some of the likely costs involved in buying or selling a property may include:

  • Stamp Duty Land Tax
  • Land Registry Fees
  • Search Fees (including local, water and environment searches etc)
  • Buying and Selling Legal Fees (our charges)

We will be happy to explain these costs to you and make sure you have a clear picture of the exact costs involved before you commit to using our conveyancing service. Please get in touch to find out more.

Online conveyancing

An increasing number of people are now asking about ‘online conveyancing’ or ‘digital conveyancing’ as they look to make the process of buying or selling a property faster and more convenient.

What this means is that we can deliver the entire conveyancing process via email and over the phone, so there is no longer a need for you to physically visit our offices. This allows you to fit the conveyancing process around your schedule, meaning you don’t need to take time out of work or away from your family in order to sort out the business of buying or selling a property.

When dealing with your conveyancing in this way, we still offer exactly the same high quality, reliable service with exactly the same checks and protections. This means you can get the very best conveyancing service with all of the speed and convenience of modern technology and processes.

Our residential conveyancing expertise

We can offer an expert and highly reliable conveyancing for all types of residential properties, including:

  • Sale and purchase of freehold property
  • Sale, purchase and lease renewals for leasehold property
  • Heritage and Historic Buildings
  • Small Holdings & Equestrian
  • City Town Houses, Apartments & Pied-à-Terre
  • Town, Village and Rural Country Houses

Need help with something a bit more niche? Please get in touch.

Our specialist Stamp Duty Land Tax advice

If you have bought a property or are considering making a purchase the chances are that you paid or will have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) - but have you considered whether you have paid the correct amount of tax? 

In England and Northern Ireland you’re usually liable to pay SDLT on increasing portions of the acquisition price when you buy property or land costing above a certain amount.

SDLT has become much more complex in recent years, especially following the advent of the 3% surcharge for second properties and the multitude of reliefs available on some transactions.

Marc Dorsett is our SDLT specialist adviser and has a track record of saving clients many thousands of pounds in SDLT. For full details on this service and how to enquire whether you are eligible, click here

Capital gains tax on residential property

If you are selling a property that has not been your main residence throughout your ownership, or a property that is a buy-to-let, you may have capital gains tax to pay.

Under current legislation, when a UK residential property is sold, and capital gains tax is due, there is a requirement to notify HMRC within 60 days. Any tax due must be paid by the same deadline. To find out more please click here or contact our Tax Director, Marc Dorsett.

Our residential property services for estate agents and brokers

We have a long track record of working successfully with many of the estate agents and brokers in the area. Please click here to see how we can help you.

Get in touch with our residential conveyancing solicitors in Chelmsford and Colchester

Thinking of buying and/or selling a property? Use our conveyancing calculator for an instant quote.

If you want to find out more about the services we can offer you, please feel free to get in touch with our conveyancing solicitors in Chelmsford and Colchester or call 01245 343980 now.


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