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Reasons to use our Folkestone conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Folkestone lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Folkestone home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 2 You can rest easier when choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Folkestone has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 3 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Folkestone are familiar with the local concerns specific to Folkestone and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 4 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor generally results in a more personalised service. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your matter is dealt with by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 The accumulation of transactions means that Folkestone lawyer have established excellent connections with Folkestone local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your house sale or purchase in Folkestone.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Folkestone since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Folkestone

IfI was to buy a simple residential homein Folkestone mortgage fee and dispense with a survey and no local authority searches how much should I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in Folkestone?

The only reduction in fees you would achieve is the Folkestone conveyancing searches. The lawyer is required to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, communicating with the vendors solicitor, SDLT return, register the ownership etc. You might save a bit for them not needing to register a charge but it will not be a lot.

We see that you have a post code search directory listing law firms on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I retain them for our conveyancing in Folkestone?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Folkestone.

I have been told by my lawyer that lack of building regulations insurance is required on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Folkestone?

The right level of lack of building regulations indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between Birmingham Midshires and The Royal Bank of Scotland. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to members of the public take out such policies.

My partner and I have organised a further advance on our mortgage from TSB as we wish to carry out alterations to our home in Folkestone. Do we need to choose a local Folkestone solicitor on the TSB conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

TSB would not normally require a member of their approved list of lawyers to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the TSB conveyancing panel.

I was told three weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Virgin Money. Is it usual for Virgin Money to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Folkestone is approved on their conveyancing panel? Virgin Money have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their Professional Indemnity Insurance Schedule.

A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Virgin Money to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

2 months have gone by following my purchase conveyancing in Folkestone concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Folkestone is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Folkestone are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Folkestone you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Folkestone 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 property.

I am selling my property. My previous lawyers has retired. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Folkestone if that makes things easier.

You should use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Folkestone. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes with a minimum of fuss.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Folkestone regulated by the SRA

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

  • Frederic Hall Solicitors, York House, 32 Cheriton Gardens, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2UR
  • Worthingtons, 28 Cheriton Gardens, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2AU
  • Rootes & Alliott, 27 Cheriton Gardens, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2AR
  • Bowers & Jessup Solicitors, Westholme Chambers, 134a Sandgate Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2BW
  • Henwood Twenty Two Limited, 147 High Street, Hythe, Kent, CT21 5JN

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Folkestone

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Folkestone specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Frederic Hall Solicitors, York House, 32 Cheriton Gardens, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2UR
  • Worthingtons, 28 Cheriton Gardens, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2AU
  • Bowers & Jessup Solicitors, Westholme Chambers, 134a Sandgate Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2BW
  • Tna Solicitors, Suite C 1st Floor Folkestone, 69 Sandgate Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2AF
  • Henwood Twenty Two Limited, 147 High Street, Hythe, Kent, CT21 5JN

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Folkestone 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 the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the mortgage company (where appropriate)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Agreeing amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing monies to the appropriate parties
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the new ownership and the home loan (where appropriate) at the HMLR.

Neighboring Locations

Hythe
Sandgate
Folkestone
Dover
Maxton

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

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