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Conveyancing in Dover : Keep it Local

Reasons to use our Dover conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Dover conveyancers have a significant edge when it comes to Dover conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your home move
  • 2 The practices identified on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 3 Dover conveyancers work in conjunction with Dover estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, with the intention of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 4 This site is the only site offering you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in Dover will be carried out by a solicitor on your mortgage lender’s authorised panel.
  • 5 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often located hundreds of miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Dover

Examples of recent conveyancing in Dover since July 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dover

I am purchasing a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Dover who is on the Britannia approved. Can you recommend a local firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Britannia in certain locations such as Dover. We dont recommend any particular firm.

What is your number one tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Dover

Do not opt for the lowest Dover conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in advance.

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unexperienced as a first time buyer of a ground floor flat in Dover. Do I pick up the keys to the premises on completion from my lawyer? If this is the case, I will find a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Dover?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will electronically transfer the completion advance to the seller's lawyers, and once they have received this, you will be invited to collect the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this occurs early afternoon.

I happen to be the only beneficiary of my late mum's estate and I have everything in my name now, including the my former home in Dover. The Dover property was put into my name in September. I want to move. I do know about the Mortgage Lenders 6 month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship could be considered the same way as if I'd bought the house in September. Will no one buy the property for half a year?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook obliges solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you might be affected by that. many mortgage companies would take a pragmatic view as this clause is primarily there to capture subsales or the quick reselling of property.

What will a local search reveal about the house I am purchasing in Dover?

Dover conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for example Searches UK The local search plays an important role in many a Dover conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any unpleasant surprises after you move into your new home. The search should provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic sections.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Dover is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Dover are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Dover you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Dover 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 work for a busy estate agent office in Dover where we have experienced a number of leasehold sales derailed as a result of short leases. I have been given contradictory information from local Dover conveyancing solicitors. Please can you shed some light as to whether the seller of a flat can initiate the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.

An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

Dover Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    Best to be warned whether fixing the lift or some other major work is pending to be shared by the tenants and will dramatically impact the level of the maintenance fees or necessitate a one off invoice. Is the freehold owned jointly by the tenants? Make sure you enquire if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For instance it is very common in Dover leases that pets are not allowed in in a block in Dover. If you like the flatin Dover but your cat is not allowed to live with you then you will be faced hard compromise.

Is it true that a Dover conveyancing firm taken to court by a client for failing to conduct comprehensive conveyancing investigations?

We are not aware of such a Dover conveyancing matter but it has been reported that, clients purchasing a property in Cumbria successfully won a claim against their property lawyer due to development plans to build a wind farm not being picked up in conveyancing searches.

If you are buying in Dover It is important that your conveyancing practitioner carry out all Dover conveyancing searches necessary making sure that you have accurate and current information ahead of acquiring a home in Dover.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Dover regulated by the SRA

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

  • Bradleys, Victoria House, 1 Maison Dieu Road, Dover, Kent, CT16 1RW
  • Stilwell & Singleton, 110 Maison Dieu Road, Dover, Kent, CT16 1RT
  • Pigotts, 10 Victoria Crescent, High Street, Dover, Kent, CT16 1DU
  • Mowll Limited, Trafalgar House, Gordon Road, Whitfield, Dover, Kent, CT16 3PN

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Dover regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Dover with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Dover. This should include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Stilwell & Singleton, 110 Maison Dieu Road, Dover, Kent, CT16 1RT
  • Pigotts, 10 Victoria Crescent, High Street, Dover, Kent, CT16 1DU
  • Mowll Limited, Trafalgar House, Gordon Road, Whitfield, Dover, Kent, CT16 3PN

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Dover?

Licensed Conveyancers assist with the transfer of ownership of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing nationwide as well as Dover. When appointed a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Enjoy the benefit of an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of legal services.
  • Enjoy the benefit of your transaction dealt with using care, skill and diligence.
  • Have a high quality of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Receive a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your specific needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a timeous, objective and comprehensive service when if a complaint is made about your conveyancing in Dover.

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