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Logical reasons to let us help you find a local conveyancing solicitor in Frant

  • 1 The practices listed on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Frant is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 This site is the first site that enables you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in Frant will be carried out by a property lawyer on your lender’s approved panel.
  • 4 The Frant conveyancing firms that are identified are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Frant
  • 5 Frant lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Frant conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your home move

Examples of recent conveyancing in Frant since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Frant

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Frant is not listed on my mortgage company's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the standard of her work?

It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are all sorts of perfectly reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the lawyer is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. If you are concerned you should contact the Frant conveyancing firm and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.

It has been 3 months following my purchase conveyancing in Frant took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £160,000. 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 residence 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'm buying a new build house in Frant with a loan from Yorkshire Building Society. The developers would not budge the price so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The house builders rep told me not reveal to my conveyancer about this side-deal as it will adversely affect my mortgage with Yorkshire Building Society. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Frant prior to instructing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor has said that some banks tend refuse to grant a mortgage on a flying freehold property.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can check via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Frant. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Frant to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Frant from the perspective of saving time on the sale process?

  • A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Frant can be avoided if you appoint lawyers as soon as you market your property and ask them to collate the leasehold information which will be required by the buyers’ representatives.
  • If you hold a share in a the Management Company, you should make sure that you hold the original share document. Obtaining a new share certificate can be a lengthy process and delays many a Frant home move. If a new share is needed, you should approach the company officers or managing agents (where applicable) for this sooner rather than later. Some Frant leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this applies to your lease, you should place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers put in hand financial (bank) and professional references. Any bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is able to meet the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the service charge figures so that they can pass this information on to the purchasers or their lawyers. You believe that you know the number of years remaining on your lease but you should verify this by asking your lawyers. A buyer’s lawyer will not be happy to advise their client to to exchange contracts if the remaining number of years is less than 75 years. It is therefore essential at an early stage that you consider whether the lease for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your property on the market for sale. If you have carried out any alterations to the property would they have required Landlord’s approval? Have you, for example installed wooden flooring? Frant leases often stipulate that internal structural changes or installing wooden flooring necessitate a licence issued by the Landlord acquiescing to such alterations. Where you fail to have the paperwork to hand do not communicate with the landlord without contacting your lawyer before hand.

I bought a leasehold flat in Frant, conveyancing having been completed 7 years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Corresponding flats in Frant with a long lease are worth £190,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 invoiced every year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2081

With just 61 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £19,000 and £22,000 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

I would be grateful if you would explain what my options are if my Frant conveyancing searches reveals negative entries?

Usually, most problems that arise in Frant conveyancing search results can be handled before completion or indemnity insurance could possibly be put on cover. It is important to remember that even though you intend on purchasing the premises and may be content to live with the search results, your lender may not, and ultimately the decision rests with them.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Frant regulated by the SRA

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

  • Knights, Regency House, 25 High Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1UT
  • Parfitt Cresswell Trading As €˜max Barford & Co.’, Max Barford & Co, 16 Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1QU
  • Thomson Snell & Passmore Llp, 3 Lonsdale Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1NX
  • Parfitt Cresswell Trading As €˜keene Marsland’, Keene Marsland, 6 Clanricarde Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1PH
  • Berry & Berry Llp, 11 Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1JA

Planning law solicitors in Frant regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Frant with expertise in planning law. This may include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Knights, Regency House, 25 High Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1UT
  • Parfitt Cresswell Trading As €˜max Barford & Co.’, Max Barford & Co, 16 Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1QU
  • Thomson Snell & Passmore Llp, 3 Lonsdale Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1NX
  • Parfitt Cresswell Trading As €˜keene Marsland’, Keene Marsland, 6 Clanricarde Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1PH
  • Cripps Llp, Wallside House, 12 Mount Ephraim Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1EG

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

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Ordering Frant searches for the title
  • Considering the draft sale agreement and other papers supplied by the seller’s lawyer
  • Submitting enquiries with the owner’s lawyer
  • Negotiating the purchase agreement
  • Reviewing replies prepared by the owner to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer document
  • Guiding the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (where applicable)
  • Drawing up and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; summarising to the purchaser on the contents of the contract pack, preliminary enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the mortgage (where relevant) at the HMLR.

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

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