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Dartford Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £270
  • 2 February was the busiest month and January was the next busiest month while March was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Dartford
  • 3 125 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Dartford
  • 4 59% freehold and 41% leasehold conveyancing in Dartford for last year
  • 5 Average time from start to completion was 17 days for conveyancing in Dartford

Examples of recent conveyancing in Dartford since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dartford

I am obtaining a mortgage with Santander. I intend to enlist the help of a Licensed Conveyancer in Dartford. Does the Santander Solicitor panel allow for Licensed Conveyancers?

The Santander approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders, represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the CLC.

I am hoping to move into my new home in Dartford next Monday. I have now been asked to send a copy of my building insurance schedule by my solicitor as he says that he has to check this in his capacity as lawyer for the mortgage company. What risks does the lender expect the insurance to cover?

All property lawyers on acting for mortgage companies would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook instructions. These obligations are not unique to conveyancing in Dartford.

I am helping my sister sell her house in Dartford. Does the solicitor commission an energy performance certificate or it is for me to see to?

After the demise of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates was maintained a compulsory element of moving property. An EPC must be commissioned prior to the property being placed on the market. It is not a task that lawyers normally arrange. If you are using a Dartford conveyancing lawyer they might be willing to arrange EPC’s given their contacts with long established local energy assessors

I am being told by my conveyancer that lack of building regulations insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Dartford conveyancing?

The appropriate level of lack of building regulations indemnity insurance should be dictated by who who your lender is. It would differ for example between Accord Mortgages Ltd and Coventry Building Society. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to members of the public take out such insurances.

I've digested plenty of house buying guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Dartford solicitor - who is on the RBS conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?

RBS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually RBS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Dartford surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

My colleague advised me that if I am purchasing in Dartford I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is usually quoted for as part of the standard Dartford conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of about 40 pages, listing and detailing important information about Dartford around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Dartford Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Dartford Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Dartford.

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

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Dartford. 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…’

Me and my partner are expecting to complete on the purchase a property in Dartford but as a consequence of wreckage from the recent storms I have agreed recompense from the owner of £3k in the form of a adjustment in the price. I had intended this to be addressed as part of the conveyancing process yet my bank will not agree to this. Why were they involved?

Your conveyancing practitioner listed on a lender conveyancing panel is obliged to advise the mortgage company of any variations to the sale figure. If you prohibit your lawyer to report the reduction to your mortgage company then they would have no choice but to refrain from acting for you and the lender.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Dartford

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Dartford with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Neves Scott, 8a Hythe Street, Dartford, Kent, DA1 2AG
  • Medlicott & Benson, 5 Curates Walk, Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7BJ
  • Caroline Mathews Solicitors, 57 Perry Street, Crayford, Dartford, Kent, DA1 4RB
  • Graham Dawson & Co, Westminster House, 80d Bexley High Street, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1LE
  • Dorcas Funmi & Co, 12 Brook Street, Erith, Kent, DA8 1JQ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Dartford regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Dartford practicing in commercial conveyancing in Dartford. This could include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Estate And Corporate Solicitors Ltd, 57 Hythe Street, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1BG
  • Medlicott & Benson, 5 Curates Walk, Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7BJ
  • Graham Dawson & Co, Westminster House, 80d Bexley High Street, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1LE
  • Augustine Clement, 1st Floor 3 Market Place, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7DU
  • Bishop Akers & Co, Haven House, 193 Swanley Lane, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7LA

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Dartford regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Dartford but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Cain Associates Llp, 297 The Broadway, DA6 8DG
  • Ducat Law Ltd, TMS House, BR5 3QB

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

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