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Examples of recent conveyancing in Broadstairs since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Broadstairs

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Broadstairs? Why is this being asked of me?

To satisfy the Money Laundering Regulations any Broadstairs conveyancing firm will require evidence of your identity in all conveyancing matters. This is usually satisfied by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility bill evidencing where you reside.

Under Money Laundering Regulations, conveyancing solicitors are duty bound to check not just the ID of conveyancing clients but also the origin of monies that they receive in respect of any matter. Refusal to disclose this will result in your conveyancer terminating their relationship with you, as clearly this will cause a conflict between the set Regulations and a refusal to disclose.

Your conveyancers will have an obligation to inform the appropriate authorities should they believe that any monies received by them may contravene the Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules.

My partner and I have arranged the release of further funds on our mortgage from Santander as we intend to carry out a loft conversion to our home in Broadstairs. Are we obliged to appoint a high street Broadstairs solicitor on the Santander conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?

Santander do not ordinarily instruct a member of their approved list of lawyers to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Santander list.

Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Leeds Building Society. Broadstairs conveyancing lawyers are selected. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Leeds Building Society?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have Leeds Building Society done the survey? Have you advised Leeds Building Society as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.

The formalities of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Broadstairs. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I would like to complain about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

Most banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR who will take matters further.

I own a 4 bedroom Edwardian house in Broadstairs. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Nottingham Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Broadstairs and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also enquire as to the position with the conveyancing solicitor who completed the work.

I'm buying my first flat in Broadstairs with a mortgage from Accord Mortgages Ltd. The builders would not reduce the price so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The property agent told me not inform my solicitor about this side-deal as it may affect my loan with the bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Broadstairs is the location of the property. Is there any advice you can give?

Flying freeholds in Broadstairs are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Broadstairs you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Broadstairs may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

My 20yr old son is about to join the property ladder, the home loan was agreed last week in principle. One the offer was accepted on house we telephoned the mortgage company to progress the mortgage application. We were disappointed to learn that mortgage companies do not accept all property lawyer, they must be on their panel, is this right?

Mortgage Companies normally restrict either the type or the number of conveyancing practices on their panel. A common example of such restriction(s) being that a firm must have two or more partners. In addition to restricting the type of firm, some have decided to limit the number of firms they use to represent them. You should note that banks have no responsibility for the quality of advice provided by any Broadstairs conveyancer on their panel. Mortgage fraud was a key driver in the rationalisation of conveyancing panels a few years ago and whilst there are differing views about the extent of solicitor involvement in some of that fraud. Statistics from the Land Registry reveal that thousands of law firms only carry out one or two conveyances a year. Those supporting conveyancing panel cuts ask why law firms should have the right to be on a Lender panel when clearly, conveyancing is not their speciality. To put it another way; would you want a conveyancing solicitor to represent you if you were charged with a crime? Unlikely.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Broadstairs

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Broadstairs with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Hardman And Watson Limited, 5 Lloyd Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1HX
  • Barnes Marsland Solicitors Limited, 103 High Street, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1JS
  • Thorn Drury & Searles, 76 High Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9RS
  • Geoffrey Borg & Co, 22 King Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 8BG
  • Marsden Duncan, Success House, 49-51 High Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9AG

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Broadstairs regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Broadstairs specialising in commercial conveyancing in Broadstairs. This will likely include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Hardman And Watson Limited, 5 Lloyd Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1HX
  • Barnes Marsland Solicitors Limited, 103 High Street, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1JS
  • Nicholls Lawyers, Flat 7, Grand Mansions, Queens Gardens, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1QF
  • Thorn Drury & Searles, 76 High Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9RS
  • Geoffrey Borg & Co, 22 King Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 8BG

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Broadstairs?

Licensed Conveyancers support the transfer of ownership of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing countrywide not just Broadstairs. When instructing a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you should:
  • Be supplied with an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Have a high standard of legal services.
  • Have your conveyancing dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Receive a high quality of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your specific needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Be provided with a timeous, impartial and comprehensive service if if a complaint is registered about your conveyancing in Broadstairs.

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