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Conveyancing in Chatham : Keep it Local

Chatham Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Chatham conveyancing is Chancel
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 3 April was the busiest month and May was the next busiest month while October was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Chatham
  • 4 88% freehold and 12% leasehold conveyancing in Chatham for this year to date
  • 5 Average time from start to moving day was 61 days for conveyancing in Chatham

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chatham since July 2021*

Sale

of semi residence, Prospect Row, ME7 5AL completing on 18/08/2021 at a price of £350,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Disposal

of semi property, College Avenue, ME7 5HY completing on 23/07/2021 at a price of £233,500. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties

Sale

of terraced premises, Dagmar Road, ME4 5HB completing on 03/08/2021 at a price of £265,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of terraced property, Arden Street, ME7 1HS completing on 25/08/2021 at a price of £195,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chatham

My friend's uncle is a solicitor. I anticipate that I'll be able to get preferential fee for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what level of costs would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Chatham?

It’s wise to get two or three conveyancing estimates. Make use of our comparison tool on this page. Whilst prices do vary but service levels do are distinct between property lawyers as is the case with the vast majority of professional services.

I am buying a garden flat in Chatham. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Chatham you will have to appoint a solicitor on your bank's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Chatham.

My wife and I own a semi-detached Edwardian house in Chatham. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Santander. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the matching address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Chatham and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also enquire as to the situation with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the purchase.

We're FTB’s - had an offer accepted, yet the agent told us that the vendor will only issue a contract if we appoint their recommended conveyancers as they need a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a local conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Chatham

We suspect that the owner is not behind this ultimatum. Should the seller want ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine buyer is not the way to achieve this. Speak to the owners direct and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with mortgage lined up © you have nothing to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you are going to instruct your own,trusted Chatham conveyancing firm - as opposed tothose that will provide the estate agent a commission or meet his conveyancing targets pre-set by HQ.

Planning to sign contracts shortly on a ground floor flat in Chatham. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they will have a report out to me within the next couple of days. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Chatham should include some of the following:

    Are pets allowed in the flat? Who has the liability for repairing the window frames Repair and maintenance of the property Additions to the flat It needs to be made clear to you whether the lease allows you to add or upgrade anything in the property- you must know whether it relates to all alterations or just structural alteration, and whether consent is required
For details of the information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Chatham please enquire of your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in Chatham.

I purchased a 1st floor flat in Chatham, conveyancing was carried out in 1998. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Corresponding flats in Chatham with a long lease are worth £222,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 yearly. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2092

You have 71 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £9,500 and £11,000 plus costs.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

Is it true that a Chatham conveyancing practice taken to court by a client for failing to conduct the right conveyancing searches?

We are not aware of such a Chatham conveyancing claim but it has been reported that, clients purchasing a property elsewhere in England successfully sued their lawyer as a consequence of development permission to erect a wind farm failing to be identified in conveyancing searches.

Where you are buying in Chatham It is essential that your property lawyer purchase all Chatham conveyancing searches necessary making sure that you have relevant and up to date information ahead of purchasing a home in Chatham.

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Chatham

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Chatham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Chatham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chatham practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • The Kingsley Smith Trustee Company, 81 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE
  • Kingsley Smith Solicitors Llp, 81 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE

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

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