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Conveyancing in Bearsted : Keep it Local

Reasons to use our Bearsted conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Bearsted solicitors work in conjunction with Bearsted estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and support you require
  • 2 Peace of mind comes when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Bearsted has a number to select from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 3 This site is the first site offering you the ability to check that your conveyancing in Bearsted will be conducted by a conveyancer on your lender’s authorised panel.
  • 4 Using a a family Solicitor generally results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, your conveyancing is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often based hundreds of miles away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Bearsted

Examples of recent conveyancing in Bearsted since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bearsted

How can we know in advance if a Bearsted conveyancing solicitor on the Lloyds panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Bearsted obtaining recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advise that you speak with the lawyer conducting your conveyancing.

My fiancee and I are spending time looking at houses in Bearsted and I am now considering a potential offer. Should I already have a solicitor in place at this stage? I will be getting a home loan with Co-operative.

It would be wise to start your search sooner rather than later. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their contact information on to the EA. Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Co-operative, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel.

After shopping around on the internet I have found a Bearsted solicitor having checked that they are on the UBS conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

UBS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually UBS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your conveyancing practitioner will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Bearsted postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with UBS, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Bearsted.

What will a local search tell me concerning the house I am buying in Bearsted?

Bearsted conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for example Xpress Legal The local search plays a central part in many a Bearsted conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any unpleasant once you have moved into your new home. The search will provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject headings.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Bearsted. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Bearsted

    Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

I opted to have a survey done on a property in Bearsted before appointing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. Our surveyor has said that some mortgage companies will not issue a mortgage on this type of house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Bearsted. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Bearsted especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Bearsted.

Is it best to choose a Bearsted conveyancing lawyer based in the vicinity that I am buying? We have a good friend who can perform the legal formalities but his firm is located 300kilometers away.

The primary upside of using a high street Bearsted conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to sign paperwork, deliver your ID and pester them if necessary. They will also have local insight which is a benefit. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have used your friend and on the whole were happy that should outweigh using an unfamiliar Bearsted conveyancing lawyer just because they are round the corner.

All being well we will complete the sale of our £225,000 maisonette in Bearsted on Thursday in a week. The landlords agents has quoted £396 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and 3 years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in Bearsted?

Bearsted conveyancing on leasehold flats often necessitates the purchaser’s conveyancer sending enquiries for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to respond to such questions the majority will be willing to do so. They may charge a reasonable administration fee for responding to questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average costs for the information that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some transactions it is in excess of £800. The administration charge demanded by the landlord must be accompanied by a summary of rights and obligations in respect of administration fees, otherwise the invoice is not strictly payable. In reality one has little option but to pay whatever is requested of you should you wish to complete the sale of your home.

I am the registered owner of a 2 bed flat in Bearsted, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2003. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Equivalent flats in Bearsted with an extended lease are worth £185,000. The ground rent is £65 invoiced every year. The lease ends on 21st October 2081

With just 60 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £20,000 and £23,000 as well as professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Bearsted regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bearsted but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Bennett & Co Solicitors, The Studios, New Cut Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5NZ
  • Morlings, 1-3 Clarendon Place, King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BQ
  • Whitehead Monckton Limited, Monckton House, 72 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BL
  • Burroughs, Alliance House, 38 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BS
  • Gill Turner Tucker, Colman House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1JE

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Bearsted regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Bearsted but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Andrew Lee & Co, 93-95 High Street, ME14 1SA

Planning law solicitors in Bearsted regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Bearsted practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Whitehead Monckton Limited, Monckton House, 72 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BL
  • Brachers Llp, Somerfield House, 57-59 London Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8JH

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

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