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Reasons to use our Canterbury conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Canterbury lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Canterbury conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your conveyancing
  • 2 Lawyer conveyancing lawyers have excellent personal connections with Canterbury selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s solicitors are located in Canterbury - if so sets of lawyers are likely to be familiar
  • 4 No matter what any alternative lawyers may claim it just might be necessary to attend your conveyancer to execute contracts. There are enough parties involved in a conveyancing transaction without having to include the postman into the pot.
  • 5 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often located many miles away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Canterbury

Examples of recent conveyancing in Canterbury since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Canterbury

We just had an offer accepted to buy with Loughborough BS. I called into a few local firms but cant to find a Canterbury conveyancing firm on the Loughborough BS approved list. Please you help?

Feel free to make the most of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this page. Please choose the building society and type Canterbury or your preferred area and you will see a number of lawyer located in Canterbury or by proximity to you.

If you had a top tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Canterbury what would it be?

We would encourage you not to base your choice on the cheapest Canterbury conveyancing quote. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in advance.

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Canterbury. Conveyancing is needed. What is next?

Given that you have now for all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you should appoint a conveyancing practitioner quickly as you are facing a pending deadline in which to complete the deal. All auction property will have a bespoke auction pack. This will include most,if not all of the paperwork that your lawyer will need. In the case of leasehold property the conveyancing pack should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork specific to a leasehold property. You must pass this on to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that that you have the requisite funding organised to complete on the date specified in the contract.

My uncle pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in Canterbury there could be various restrictions preventing external changes to the property. Is this right?

We are aware of anumerous of properties in Canterbury which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Canterbury should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I note that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I need this when buying a residence in Canterbury? or I am told that there is historic law that means some owners of property residing in a parish church boundary may be liable to pay for maintenance towards the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this suitable for conveyancing in Canterbury?

Unless a prior acquisition of the property completed post 12 October 2013 you may expect solicitors delivering conveyancing in Canterbury to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

I am downsizing from my property. My former lawyers closed down. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Canterbury if that makes a difference.

Please use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Canterbury. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.

In my capacity as executor for the estate of my aunt I am disposing of a house in Monmouth but I am based in Canterbury. My lawyer (who is 235 miles from merequires that I execute a stat dec before the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Canterbury to attest this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you should not need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are based in Canterbury

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that appears to be perfect, at a reasonable figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have just found out that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are issues buying a leasehold house in Canterbury. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been appointed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Canterbury ?

The majority of houses in Canterbury are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are purchasing in Canterbury so you should seriously consider shopping around for a Canterbury conveyancing practitioner and be sure that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions such as obtaining the freeholder’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the property is part of an estate. Your conveyancer will appraise you on the various issues.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Canterbury - A selection of Queries before Purchasing

    The answer will be important as a) areas can cause problems for the block as the common areas may begin to deteriorate if services remain unpaid b) if the leasehold owners have an issue with the managing agents you will want to have complete disclosure How much is the ground rent and service charge? Are any of leasehold owners in arrears of their service charge liability?

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Canterbury regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Canterbury with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Canterbury. This will likely include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • 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 list below is a small selection of solicitors in Canterbury with expertise in planning law. This will likely include advice on 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

Purchase 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.

  • Lawyer instructed by the purchaser on acceptance of the offer
  • Checking the title unregistered or registered
  • Ordering Canterbury property searches with respect to the title
  • Considering the draft sale agreement and other documentation collated by the seller’s solicitor
  • Raising enquiries with the vendor’s solicitor
  • Negotiating the sale contract
  • Assessing replies prepared by the vendor to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer document
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the loan offer: (where applicable)
  • Preparing and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the buyer and the home loan (where appropriate) at the 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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