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Canterbury Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time from start to completion was 92 days for conveyancing in Canterbury
  • 2 Percentage of cases in Canterbury that are buy to let is 18%
  • 3 80% freehold and 20% leasehold conveyancing in Canterbury for this year to date
  • 4 Average time frame of 86 days for registration of title in Canterbury
  • 5 117 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Canterbury

Examples of recent conveyancing in Canterbury since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Canterbury

As someone clueless as to the Canterbury conveyancing process what’s your top tip you can give me for the ownership transfer in Canterbury

Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Canterbury and elsewhere in England and Wales is an adversarial experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is an abundance of opportunity for conflict between you and others involved in the home moving process. For example, the seller, property agent and even potentially your bank. Appointing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Canterbury is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE person in the legal process whose responsibility is to protect your legal interests and to keep you safe.

There is a worrying increase in the "blame" culture- someone has to be blamed for the process taking so long. We recommend that you your first instinct should be to trust your solicitor ahead of all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

My wife and I have recently appointed a conveyancing solicitor in Canterbury. I need to find out if they are on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel. Can you assist?

The first thing you should do is e-mail your lawyer and ask them if they can act for the lender. Alternatively you should call Skipton Building Society who may be able to help.

My wife and I have organised the release of further funds on our mortgage from RBS as we intend to conduct improvements to our property in Canterbury. Are we obliged to appoint a nearby Canterbury solicitor on the RBS conveyancing panel to handle the legals?

RBS do not ordinarily require a member of their approved list of lawyers to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the RBS panel.

We were going to get a OIP from Santander this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Santander recommend any Canterbury solicitors on the Santander conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint Canterbury solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Santander conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Santander through the process.

My wife and I are in the process of looking at flats in Canterbury and I am about to put in an offer. Should I already have a conveyancing practitioner appointed at this point? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Aldermore.

It would be wise to start your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their contact information on to the selling agent. Given that you are taking out a mortgage with Aldermore, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel.

The deeds to our house are lost. The lawyers who handled the conveyancing in Canterbury 4 years ago no longer exist. What do I do?

As long as the title is registered the details of your ownership will be held by HMLR under a Title Number. It is easy to execute a search at the Land Registry, identify your house and obtain current copies of the property title for a small fee. If the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will in most cases hold a file duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be ordered for a small fee.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Canterbury. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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 questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Canterbury

    Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Please supply a car parking plan. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose?

I have been Googling for Canterbury online conveyancing estimates. Can I be confident that all the Canterbury practices that are identified on your website are on the mortgage company conveyancing panel?

The law firms listed on our site have assured us via an online form that they are on the lender panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the bank panel. To date we have not been informed by either a mortgage company or a member of the public that the data about a specific Canterbury firm being on the bank conveyancing panel is incorrect.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Canterbury regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Canterbury

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Canterbury with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Service charge disputes

  • 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 with expertise 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

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

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