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Reasons to use our Chatham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Regardless other on-line conveyancers may claim it just might be necessary to pop into your solicitor to sign contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a house sale without needing to include the postman into the mix.
  • 2 The accumulation of transactions means that Chatham solicitor have developed valuable connections with Chatham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your home move in Chatham.
  • 3 Chatham lawyer are the key to a successful Chatham conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 4 Lawyer conveyancing lawyers have valuable personal connections with Chatham estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 The organisations listed on our directory have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chatham since September 2023*

Disposal

of semi-detached residence, May Road, ME7 5UZ completing on 15/09/2023 at a price of £255,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries

Transfer

of semi residence, Arthur Road, ME1 2AS completing on 05/09/2023 at a price of £375,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Disposal

of terraced residence, St Marys Road, ME7 1JL completing on 22/09/2023 at a price of £225,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Acquisition

of apartment Valetta Way ME1 1TB, purchased for £255,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chatham

Please could you suggest a Coventry Building Society accepted Chatham conveyancing solicitor finish our home move within less than a month? Am I best advised to unstruct a local Chatham solicitor or a nationwide conveyancer?

We can recommend some very good Chatham conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the main road in Chatham. Go in to a couple of firms and request to speak with a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Explain your expectations together with your reasons and get an assurance on speed. Appoint the lawyer that genuine.

The Chatham conveyancing firm that I recently instructed on my purchase in Chatham have suddenly closed. I chose them because I needed a firm on the Barclays conveyancing panel and my previous Chatham lawyer was not. I paid them £170 in advance. What do I do now?

If you have an estate agent involved then let them know immediately so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Barclays conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors should be in a position to assist.

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that may impact a commercial land in Chatham?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Chatham will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Chatham. The search result provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Chatham.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Chatham it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately can result in delays to Chatham commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in Chatham.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Chatham?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Chatham. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I'm purchasing a new build house in Chatham with the aid of help to buy. The builders would not move on the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The property agent suggested that I not to tell my solicitor about the extras as it would adversely affect my loan with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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.

Developers have suggested I use a lawyer and I've sought an estimate from them. It's almost three hundred pounds cheaper than my family Chatham property lawyer. Should I use them?

Housebuilders frequently have lists of conveyancers who expedite matters and who know the builder's contract and lawyer. Plenty of developers offer an inducement to select their approved lawyer for this reason, any increased cost can be avoided and a builder will not suggest a conveyancing factory and run the risk of having the conveyancing stall when they need an exchange in 28 days. The argument for not opting for the recommended conveyancing practitioner is that they may be unwilling to fight for your interests at the risk of alienating the housebuilder. Where you have concerns that this may be the situation you should stick with your high street Chatham conveyancing practitioner.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Chatham regulated by the SRA

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

  • Stephens & Son Llp, Rome House, 41 Railway Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4RP
  • Winch & Winch, 5 New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6AR
  • Dakers Marriott Dugdale Limited, Unit 3 Exeter House, Beaufort Court, Sir Thomas Longley Road, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4FE
  • Hawkridge & Company Llp, 39 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 5TR
  • Bassets, 156 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1ET

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Chatham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chatham specialising in commercial conveyancing in Chatham. This will likely include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • J N Jones Solicitors, 1 Cambridge Terrace, Cambridge House Business Centre, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4RG
  • Stephens & Son Llp, Rome House, 41 Railway Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4RP
  • The Kingsley Smith Trustee Company, 81 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE
  • Kingsley Smith Solicitors Llp, 81 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE
  • Winch & Winch, 5 New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6AR

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Chatham regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Chatham but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Raymond Beer & Co Ltd, 16 Manor Road, ME4 6AG
  • Homden Property Lawyers, 26 Sharfleet Drive, ME2 2UA

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

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