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Cranbrook Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £15,947
  • 2 Average time frame of 75 days for registration of title in Cranbrook
  • 3 August was the busiest month and July was the next busiest month while September was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Cranbrook
  • 4 82% freehold and 18% leasehold conveyancing in Cranbrook for this year to date
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £540

Examples of recent conveyancing in Cranbrook since August 2023*


of flat The Plain TN17 1AE, at buying price of £218,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges


of terraced property, Orchard Way, TN17 3LN completing on 24/08/2023 at a price of £830,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities


of terraced premises, New Road, TN17 3LE completing on 31/08/2023 at a price of £865,500. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties


of terraced property, Rectory Fields, TN17 3JB completing on 07/09/2023 at a price of £295,000. 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 Cranbrook

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Cranbrook is more expensive?

In short, leasehold conveyancing in Cranbrook and Kent usually involve more work compared to freehold conveyancing. This includes lease investigation, communicating with the landlord about the service of applicable notices, securing current service charge and management information, obtaining the landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – no matter how many different leaseholders have owned the lease since it was first entered into.

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

Now that you are for all intents and purposes signed on the dotted line you now have to find a conveyancing solicitor as a matter of urgency as you will have a tight a fixed date to complete the purchase. All auction property will have an associated legal pack. This will likely include evidence of title and search results. In the case of leasehold premises the conveyancing papers may include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation pertinent to a leasehold property. You must give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor ASAP. Do make sure that you have funds organised to complete on the date specified in the contract.

My offer was accepted on an apartment in Cranbrook on 2/10/2023, valuation was booked 4 days later, all came back fine. Solicitor retained, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to RBS and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the RBS conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for RBS to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the RBS conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Our sealed bid on a property in Cranbrook has been accepted, the vendors do nevertheless have a tied purchase. The sellers have offered on on an apartment, but it’s not yet tied up, and have viewings of other apartments in the pipeline. I have instructed a bricks and mortar conveyancing solicitor in Cranbrook. What should be my next step? At what point should I apply for the mortgage with Santander?

It is usual to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs prematurely (home loan application is in the region of one thousand pounds, then survey, Cranbrook conveyancing search fees, etc). The first thing to do is ensure that your conveyancing practitioner is on the Santander conveyancing panel. As to the next steps this very much depends on the circumstances of your case, desire for this property and on the state of the market. In a hot market many buyers will apply for the mortgage with Santander and arrange for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they request their conveyancer to move forward with searches.

I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Cranbrook. Now, I need the files but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Cranbrook of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

About to purchase a new build flat in Cranbrook. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Cranbrook

    The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Please supply a car parking plan. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.

I am a sole trader intending to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend conveyancers offering no-move-no charges for non-domestic conveyancing in Cranbrook for less than £1,200?

We are happy to recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Cranbrook, including the sale and acquisition of businesses as well as simply premises. If you are intending to purchase or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we can put you in touch with the right firm. As for the fees these will vary based on the structure and heads of terms of the deal. Let us have your details or telephone us so that we can furnish you with a fixed commercial conveyancing calculation.

I have been advised by numerous estate agents that it should take up to two months for Cranbrook conveyancing to complete.This was a month ago. The property information was only received to my conveyancer yesterday so does the time start running now?

Don't count on completing on a set date until exchange of contracts takes place. Whatever promises the people you are acquiring from or selling to make, or your estate agent provides don't rely on them. More stress is caused to home movers by unfulfilled assurances than anything else.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Cranbrook regulated by the SRA

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

  • Feltons Law, 49 High Street, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3EE
  • Emd Law Llp, Rose Cottage, 4 Lime Terrace, High Street, Staplehurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 0AP

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Cranbrook regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Cranbrook practicing in commercial conveyancing in Cranbrook. This could include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Feltons Law, 49 High Street, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3EE
  • Crookeslaw Solicitors, 16 Sunnybank, The Mount, Flimwell, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 7QR
  • Emd Law Llp, Rose Cottage, 4 Lime Terrace, High Street, Staplehurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 0AP

Planning law solicitors in Cranbrook regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Cranbrook with expertise in planning law. This may include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Emd Law Llp, Rose Cottage, 4 Lime Terrace, High Street, Staplehurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 0AP

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

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