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Deal Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of cases in Deal that are buy to let is 4%
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £9,945
  • 3 Average time frame of 35 days for registration of title in Deal
  • 4 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 5 Average time from start to moving day was 79 days for conveyancing in Deal

Examples of recent conveyancing in Deal since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Deal

At what point will exchange of contracts occur in domestic conveyancing in Deal and do I need to be at the lawyers office?

If you are in close proximity to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Deal you are welcome to attend to sign documents. However, the firms we recommend provide countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide as equally diligent and professional a job for you when dealing with you electronically. The signing of the property agreement is not the important part. A signed contract is necessary for the firm to exchange contracts when the time is right, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where an extended "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Deal)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

I bought my flat on 3 January and my personal details is not yet registered. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Deal expressed confidence that it would be recorded inside ten days. Are properties in Deal uniquely lengthy to register?

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Deal registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timescales can adjust according to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry need to notify any 3rd parties. Currently in the region of 80% of such applications are fully addressed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to extensive delays. Registration is effected once the buyer has moved in to the premises therefore post completion formalities is not always primary concern yet if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your conveyancer must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

My company is planning to lease a unit on a shopping parade. Can you recommend conveyancers offering no-sale-no fees for commercial conveyancing in Deal for under £2000?

We are happy to recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Deal, including the disposal and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are looking to acquire or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a whole business we will find you the right firm. Regarding the charges these will vary based on the structure and complexity of the deal. Let us have your details or call so as to enable us to provide you with a detailed commercial conveyancing calculation.

My partner has encouraged me to appoint his conveyancing solicitors in Deal. Should I use them?

There are no two ways about it it’s preferable to select a conveyancing lawyer is to get feedback from friends or relatives who have previously instructed the conveyancer that you are are thinking of instructing.

I am attracted to a couple of maisonettes in Deal both have in the region of fifty years unexpired on the lease term. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

There are no two ways about it. A leasehold apartment in Deal is a wasting asset as a result of the reducing lease term. The nearer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it adversely affects the marketability of the premises. The majority of purchasers and banks, leases with less than eighty years become less and less marketable. On a more upbeat note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the property for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a property with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Deal conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. You may find he or she is happy to negotiate informally and willing to consider your offer straight off, without having to involve anyone else. This will save you time and money and it could help you reach a lower price on the lease. You need to ensure that any new terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

Deal Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing

    In the main the cost for major works are not included within maintenance charges, albeit that there some managing agents in Deal obliged leasehold owners to pay into a sinking fund and this is used to offset against major works. You should be aware that where the lease has less than 80 years it will impact the salability of the property. Check with your mortgage company that they are happy with residual term of the lease. A short lease means that you will probably have to extend the lease at some point and you need to have some idea of what this would cost. For most Deallease extensions you will be be obliged to have owned the residence for 24 months in order to be legally able to exercise a lease extension. The best form of lease structure is where the freehold title is in the ownership of the leaseholders. In this situation the lessees have being in charge if their destiny and even though a managing agent is frequently retained where it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent acts for the leaseholders themselves.

How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find a Deal based one who is on the lender conveyancing panel. Is it practical to instruct different lawyers?

If you haven't yet instructed a conveyancer to commence the conveyancing and have just received an estimate as to costs, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer in Deal that you're considering.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Deal regulated by the SRA

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

  • C.m.robinson Solicitors Ltd, 47 Queen Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6EY
  • Hardmans, 4-6 Park Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6AQ
  • Emmerson Brown & Brown, 127 High Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6BD
  • Paynes Solicitors And Mediators, 38 The Strand, Walmer, Deal, Kent, CT14 7DX

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Deal regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Deal practicing in commercial conveyancing in Deal. This may include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • C.m.robinson Solicitors Ltd, 47 Queen Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6EY
  • Hardmans & Co, 49 - 51 High Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6EL
  • Hardmans, 4-6 Park Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6AQ
  • Emmerson Brown & Brown, 127 High Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6BD

Typically, Deal conveyancing for a purchase has some of the following tasks

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Checking the title unregistered or registered
  • Ordering Deal searches with respect to the property
  • Assessing draft sale agreement and other papers collated by the vendor’s lawyer
  • Submitting enquiries with the owner’s lawyer
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale contract
  • Going through replies provided by the vendor to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer document
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (if applicable)
  • Preparing and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the home loan (where applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

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

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