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Reasons to use our Canterbury conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Canterbury regularly deal withlocal issues peculiar to Canterbury and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located hundreds of miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Canterbury
  • 3 The accumulation of transactions means that Canterbury lawyer have developed excellent working relationships with Canterbury local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in Canterbury.
  • 4 Peace of mind comes when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Canterbury has a number to select from, but for a truly dependable and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 5 Canterbury property lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Canterbury conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your home move

Examples of recent conveyancing in Canterbury since March 2022*

Sale

of house premises, Hawthorn Avenue, CT2 7PR completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £354,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Disposal

of terraced property, Ridgeway Road, CT6 7LL completing on 15/03/2022 at a price of £425,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Sale

of terraced premises, Windmill Road, CT6 7DF completing on 17/03/2022 at a price of £450,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Canterbury

I am purchasing a new build flat in Canterbury and my solicitor is advising me that she has to the mortgage company to disclose incentives from the seller. I am under pressure to sign contracts and I don't want to prolong the conveyancing. is my lawyer playing by the book?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your conveyancing practitioner. A precondition to being on a lender panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

I'm buying my first flat in Canterbury with a mortgage from Accord Mortgages Ltd. The sellers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of extras instead. The house builders rep advised me not reveal to my solicitor about the deal as it could affect my mortgage with Accord Mortgages Ltd. Is this normal?.

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.

I opted to have a survey carried out on a property in Canterbury in advance of appointing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor advised that some banks will not grant a mortgage on a flying freehold home.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Halifax. If you e-mail us we can look into this further with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Canterbury. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

What is different about your site and alternative web based conveyancing brokers when it comes to conveyancing in Canterbury?

At this site obtain a conveyancing costs illustration via a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that has a full understanding of the issues for your conveyancing in Canterbury. Unlike many estate agents and many comparison sites we do not have referral deals with solicitors. Some agents and online brokers 'recommend' solicitors paying the highest per referral, rather than the best value conveyancing in Canterbury

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for some conveyancing in Canterbury. I have chance upon a web site which looks to be the ideal answer If there is a chance to get all this stuff done via web that would be preferable. Do I need to be concerned? 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?

I own a leasehold flat in Canterbury. Conveyancing and Halifax mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1996. The conveyancing solicitor in Canterbury who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?

First contact the Land Registry to be sure that this person is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Canterbury conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. You should note that regardless, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

Canterbury Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should ask before buying

    In the main the outlay for major works are not included within service charges, albeit that a few managing agents in Canterbury obliged leasehold owners to contribute towards a reserve fund and this is used to offset against larger works. Its a good idea to find out as much as possible concerning the company managing the block as they will either make life much simpler or a lot more difficult. As the owner of a leasehold property you are frequently in the clutches of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to daily matters such as the cleanliness of the communal areas. Enquire of other people if they are happy with their service. Finally, investigate as to the dates that you are obliged pay the maintenance charge to the managing agents and specifically how they are spending that money. Please tell me if there are any major works in the planning that could add a premium to the maintenance fees?

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Canterbury regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Canterbury specialising in commercial conveyancing in Canterbury. This will likely include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Furley Page Llp, 39 St. Margarets Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TX
  • Beadle Pitt & Gottschalk, 1 St. Margarets Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TT
  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Canterbury regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Canterbury with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • Furley Page Llp, 39 St. Margarets Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TX
  • Direction Home (law) Llp, 31 Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2UD

Conveyancing 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.

  • Property lawyer instructed by the buyer once the offer has been accepted
  • Checking the title to the premises
  • Ordering Canterbury conveyancing searches for the property
  • Reviewing draft contract pack and other documentation prepared the seller’s property lawyer
  • Raising queries with the vendor’s property lawyer
  • Negotiating the sale contract
  • Reviewing replies given by the owner to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (if applicable)
  • Drawing up and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; summarising to the buyer on the contents of the contract pack, pre-contract enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the buyer and the home loan (if relevant) at the HM Land Registry.

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

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