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Reasons to use our Ashford Kent conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located hundreds of miles away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Ashford Kent
  • 2 Personal touch and pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Ashford Kent conveyancing can become significantly more complicated as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 3 This site is the only site offering you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in Ashford Kent will be conducted by a conveyancer on your lender’s approved panel.
  • 4 Ashford Kent conveyancers work in conjunction with Ashford Kent estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 5 Ashford Kent property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Ashford Kent conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Ashford Kent since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ashford Kent

My fiance and I are hoping to acquire a home in Ashford Kent and have appointed a Ashford Kent conveyancing practice. Within the last couple of days our solicitor has sent a preliminary report and documents to look through with the expectation that exchange is imminent. HSBC Bank have this morning contacted us to inform me that they have now hit a problem as our Ashford Kent conveyancer is not on their conveyancing panel. Is this a problem?

When purchasing a property with the benefit of a mortgage it is normal for the purchasers' solicitors to also represent the mortgage company. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your solicitor should contact your mortgage company and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own lawyers to represent them. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the bank's conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Ashford Kent lawyers, in which case it will likely add costs, and it may delay matters as you have another set of people involved.

Our son is buying a newly built flat in Ashford Kent with a mortgage from Bank of Ireland. His solicitor has said that there is a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?

The document is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when requested. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to pop into the offices of the solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Ashford Kent so that I can attend their offices if required.

As opposed to 15 years ago, most banks no longer oblige their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the mortgagors signature. You will still be obliged to supply identification documents and there are still distinct advantages to instructing a locally based solicitor, in your situation a conveyancing solicitor in Ashford Kent.

four months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Ashford Kent took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing solicitor in Ashford Kent for my house move. Can I see a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?

Anyone can read presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded telephone calls for training purposes.

I have just started marketing my 2 bed apartment in Ashford Kent. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, but I have just had a quarterly service charge demand – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

The sensible thing to do is pay the maintenance contribution as you normally would as all ground rent and service invoices should be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

I own a basement flat in Ashford Kent, conveyancing was carried out in 2011. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Comparable flats in Ashford Kent with over 90 years remaining are worth £206,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 yearly. The lease finishes on 21st October 2090

With just 66 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £12,400 and £14,200 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Ashford Kent

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Ashford Kent specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Kingsfords Solicitors Limited, 2 Elwick Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PD
  • Reeves & Co Solicitors Limited, 22 High Street, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8TD
  • Hallett & Co, 11 Bank Street, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1DA
  • Mayfield Law Limited, Suite 8, Thorne Business Park, Forge Hill, Bethersden, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3AF

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Ashford Kent regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Ashford Kent but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Independent Property Lawyers Ltd, 1 Bull Yard, TN24 8SF

Planning law solicitors in Ashford Kent regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Ashford Kent with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Ashford Kent
  • Hallett & Co, 11 Bank Street, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1DA

Neighboring Locations

Faversham
Ashford Kent
Romney
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*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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