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Cheap conveyancing in Folkestone does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Top 5 reasons to let us help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Folkestone

  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often based hundreds of kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Folkestone
  • 2 Folkestone solicitors will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 3 You can gain comfort when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Folkestone has a number to pick from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 4 Folkestone conveyancer are the linchpin to a successful Folkestone conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 5 Chances are that the other side’s conveyancers have offices in Folkestone - if so sets of conveyancers will be on good working terms

Examples of recent conveyancing in Folkestone since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Folkestone

I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and must leave my rented flat in Folkestone by the end of next month. Conveyancing on my purchase has just started. Can I complete in a couple of weeks as don't want to have to move into temporary accommodation?

The normal practice is not to provide notice on a rental unless your lawyer suggests that you should. Assuming that you have not previously done so, update to your solicitor and request that they seek the assistance the other lawyers, try to an agreed time frame that all parties will look to achieve

How do I check that the solicitor carrying out my conveyancing in Folkestone is on the mortgage lender’sconveyancing panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Clydesdale thus paying £192.00 in further conveyancing fees.

Feel free to take advantage of the search tool on this page. Please choose the mortgage company and type ‘Folkestone’ or your location and you will be presented with a number of lawyer located in Folkestone or by proximity to you.

I used Arc property Solicitors several years past for my conveyancing in Folkestone. Now, I need the files however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Folkestone of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

How does conveyancing in Folkestone differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Folkestone contact us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because builders in Folkestone tend to acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Folkestone or who has acted in the same development.

I'm converting the mortgage on my current property to a buy to let loan with Barnsley Building Society and I will use the rest of the raised equity as a deposit on further house. The area we are interested in is Folkestone. Will your conveyancers be able to act for the two mortgage companies and link together the two deals?

Do use our comparison tool on this page to ensure that the solicitors are approved by both banks. On the basis that they are the lawyer will be able to connect the two deals but you should have a chat with you solicitor and make apparent your expectations and needs.

Been searching for a lawyer for leasehold sale conveyancing in Folkestone. I'm selling, simple no mortgage to discharge, no hurry, no onward chain. Had a quote from a conveyancing practitioner for a thousand pounds plus VAT which is a tad steep considering its so straightforward. Is it possible to find less expensive fees for conveyancing in Folkestone?

Given that it’s a sale only, £450 + VAT should be about the lowest for sale conveyancing in Folkestone.

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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

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:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the bank (where applicable)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Negotiating adjustments to the draft Transfer
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring funds to relevant parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the change in proprietorship and the home loan (where applicable) at the HMLR.

Folkestone commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on a number of issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Notices received in respect of alleged breaches of lease Property finance transactions, including disposal and leaseback Advice on commercial mortgages Creating and negotiating new leases Commercial development (from overage and options through to site acquisitions and construction) Telecommunications and broadcast mast sites

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