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Canterbury Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time from start to completion was 69 days for conveyancing in Canterbury
  • 2 117 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Canterbury
  • 3 Percentage of cases in Canterbury that are buy to let is 20%
  • 4 87% freehold and 13% leasehold conveyancing in Canterbury for last year
  • 5 June was the busiest month and April was the next busiest month while January was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Canterbury

Examples of recent conveyancing in Canterbury since October 2021*

Sale

of terraced property, Canterbury Road, CT6 5UB completing on 20/10/2021 at a price of £360,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Canterbury

We were about to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Canterbury listed using your search tool but stumbled across some other fee calculations on the internet appear less pricey – why is this?

You can find lots of conveyancing organisations offering what appear to be very low prices. We suggest that you think long and hard as to how important this transaction is to you that you are willing to be penny wise pound foolish concerning the standard of the legal work. Many of them highlight a budget fee to tease you but hide extra costs in the small print..

We are buying a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Canterbury who is on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a conveyancing firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Lloyds . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Canterbury.

Having spent time reviewing consumer advice sites for a cheap solicitor in Canterbury, many say that I must instruct a CQS assured solicitor. Can you explain what CQS is?

The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices issued by the Law Society. Membership achievement establishes a level of credibility for member firms with stakeholders (regulators, lenders, insurers and consumers) based upon: * the integrity of the senior responsible officer and other key conveyancing staff * the firm's adherence to good practice management standards * adherence to best practice conveyancing processes via the scheme protocol the standard covers many firms who carry out conveyancing in Canterbury.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and identified one close by in Canterbury I like with open areas and station nearby, however it's only got 49 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Canterbury for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

If you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be problematic. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you could request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for freehold conveyancing in Canterbury. I've land on a site which seems to have the perfect solution If there is a chance to get all this stuff completed via web that would be ideal. Do I need to be wary? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

Am in the process of buying my 1st house in Canterbury. Conveyancing lawyer already instructed. The mortgage adviser suggested that a survey is not appropriate as the house was only constructed in 1997.

At the very least you should have a Home Buyer's Report. As the premises is over ten years old the property will not come with a warranty, so you don't want to take a risk. Where a property of this age shows no signs of defects a Home Buyer's report may suffice. The report should highlight any obvious problems and recommend additional investigation if appropriate. If there are any signs of problems obtain a comprehensive structural survey.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Canterbury

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Canterbury specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Furley Page Llp, 39 St. Margarets Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TX
  • Gardner Croft Llp, 2 Castle Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2QH
  • Direction Home (law) Llp, 31 Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2UD
  • Girlings Solicitors Llp, 16 Rose Lane, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2UR
  • Girlings Personal Injury Claims Ltd, 16 Rose Lane, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2UR

Planning law solicitors in Canterbury regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Canterbury practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Canterbury
  • Furley Page Llp, 39 St. Margarets Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TX
  • Direction Home (law) Llp, 31 Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2UD

Selling a home in Canterbury is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and associated documents
  • Forwarding draft papers to the lawyer representing the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and answering additional enquires from the purchaser’s lawyer
  • Negotiating the transfer deed
  • Answering requisitions prepared by the buyer’s lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and transferring funds to the seller, the estate agent and other relevant parties (if applicable)

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

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