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Main reasons to use our service to assist you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Chatham

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Chatham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often located hundreds of miles away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Chatham
  • 3 The companies identified on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 4 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Chatham are familiar with the local issues peculiar to Chatham and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 5 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have very good personal connections with Chatham estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chatham since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chatham

Do the conveyancing lawyers to be found on your site execute auction conveyancing in Chatham?

There are a number of auction practitioners we can put you in touch with those specialising in auction conveyancing. Chatham is just one of our locations in which our lawyers have a presence.

Should lawyers ask for money on account for my conveyancing in Chatham?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Chatham your lawyer will request that you put them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. Ordinarily this is asked for to cover the fees of the Local Authority Search. When the down payment is as part of the total price then this should be asked for immediately in advance of exchange of contracts. Any further balance that is needed will be payable a couple of days ahead of the completion date.

How does conveyancing in Chatham differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Chatham approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is completed. This is because new home sellers in Chatham typically purchase the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Chatham or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Chatham is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Chatham are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Chatham you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Chatham may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Chatham for my remortgage. Is it possible to review a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?

Anyone may read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from inquisitions started on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may monitor call for training purposes.

Been looking for a conveyancer for freehold sale conveyancing in Chatham. I'm selling, uncomplicated no mortgage to pay off, no rush, currently vacant. Received an estimate from a property lawyer for nine hundred pounds plus VAT which is a little high considering its so straightforward. Can I pay less for conveyancing in Chatham?

Considering it’s a sale only, £450 + VAT is likely to be about the cheapest for sale conveyancing in Chatham.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Chatham

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chatham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Chatham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Chatham practicing in commercial conveyancing in Chatham. This should include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • 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 Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Chatham but also conveyancing throughout 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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