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Reasons to use our Dover conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Personal touch together with pure property experience are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Dover home moves can be made significantly more complicated because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 2 The Dover conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and investors in Dover
  • 3 Dover property lawyers work in partnership with Dover estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 4 Our site is the only site offering you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Dover will be conducted by a solicitor on your lender’s member panel.
  • 5 Dover conveyancing lawyers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Dover since November 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dover

We are planning to acquire a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Dover who is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Clydesdale . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Dover.

I have an AIP. The bank mentioned the home loan came with free conveyancing. Is the implication that I have to appoint their panel solicitor as I would much rather appoint a high street conveyancing solicitor in Dover?

You should check but the chances are that allocate you one of their panel lawyers should you want the "fee-free" incentive. Speak to the lender and ask if they allow a cash alternative. Some banks have previously offered a £250 cashback as a further option in which case that money can go towards your preferred conveyancing solicitor near Dover.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Dover. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Dover

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. 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. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.

Given that I will soon part with over three hundred thousand on a terraced house in Dover I would like to have a conversation with the conveyancer regarding theconveyancing ahead of instructing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

Absolutely - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the conveyancer due to be conducting your property ownership legalities in Dover.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is unique individual, not a file reference. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are quoted for your conveyancing in Dover should be the figure that you end up paying.

Last October I purchased a leasehold property in Dover. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before my ownership?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I am the registered owner of a basement flat in Dover, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Similar flats in Dover with a long lease are worth £190,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 charged once a year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2086

With just 62 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £17,100 and £19,800 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

We have AIP from National Westminster Bank who indicated that they will loan up to £300k. At what point do I need to instruct a lawyer for conveyancing? Dover is where we plan to move to.

It would be wise to appoint a conveyancing practitioner now so that the lawyer can open the file so they can conduct their AML checks etc. If and when you wish them to commence work you will be asked for a deposit normally approximately £200. That should normally be after you have the loan offer from the lender and survey back, but should you wish to expedite matters you can start sooner even though you may be risking some money.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Dover regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Dover specialising in commercial conveyancing in Dover. This could 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

Home buying in Dover is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title unregistered or registered
  • Conducting Dover searches with respect to the property
  • Reviewing draft contract pack and other documentation forwarded by the vendor’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Raising enquiries with the seller’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale contract
  • Considering the replies provided by the owner to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (where applicable)
  • Drafting and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the home loan (if appropriate) at the HMLR.

Sale in Dover is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and associated documents
  • Supplying draft papers to the conveyancer acting for the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and responding to supplemental questions from the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Negotiating the transfer deed
  • Responding to requisitions submitted by the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and wiring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and paying off the home loan (if applicable)

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

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