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Gillingham Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 August was the busiest month and July was the next busiest month while February was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Gillingham
  • 2 Average time frame of 92 days for registration of title in Gillingham
  • 3 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Gillingham conveyancing is Chancel
  • 4 247 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Gillingham
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270

Examples of recent conveyancing in Gillingham since August 2023*


of detached residence property, St Marys Road, ME7 1JL completing on 22/09/2023 at a price of £225,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities


of semi-detached premises, Mill Road, ME7 1HL completing on 29/08/2023 at a price of £165,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities


of detached residence premises, May Road, ME7 5UZ completing on 15/09/2023 at a price of £255,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, obtaining official copies of the title, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor


of detached residence residence, Elmfield, ME8 6BW completing on 12/09/2023 at a price of £280,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Gillingham

Finally, a mortgage agreement from NatWest for the remortgage of my 3 bedroom maisonette is expected any day now. Are you able to put forward a low cost conveyancing practitioner in Gillingham?

You have arrived at the wrong place to search for cut-price fees for conveyancing in Gillingham. Our aim is to provide cost effective conveyancing but we do not aim to advertise as being the cheapest. Do not be seduced by organisations offering the bait of £99 conveyancing in Gillingham. In your best case scenario, in being led by low cost conveyancing, you will earn what you pay for and at worst you will end up with a surprising uplift in extras and still not end up with the service required.

I am acquiring a house without a mortgage in Gillingham. I have been residing for the last 15 years in Gillingham. Conveyancing searches are exorbitant. Given that I have knowledge of the road and vicinity intimately must I have all the conveyancing searches?

If you not getting a home loan, then all but one or two of the Gillingham conveyancing searches are optional. Your conveyancer will ’encourage you, perhaps strongly, that you should have searches done, but she has a professional duty to take that path of encouragement . One thing to consider; if you are likely to dispose of the house one day, it could be of importance to your future purchaser what the searches determine. On occasion houses with day to day issues can still show up unexpected search results. A good conveyancing solicitor in Gillingham will be able to give you some constructive guidance here.

The Gillingham conveyancing lawyers that just started acting on my purchase in Gillingham have suddenly shut down. They were on acting for me because I needed a firm on the Co-operative conveyancing panel and my previous Gillingham lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take one hundred and fifty pounds for searches. What are my options?

Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then inform them immediately so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to help.

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Gillingham. Conveyancing is needed. What happens now?

Having legally bound yourself to purchase you should hire the services of a conveyancing lawyer as a matter of priority as you will have a tight a fixed date to complete the transaction. All auction property will ordinarily have an associated auction pack. This will include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. Where you are dealing with leasehold property the legal pack should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork pertinent to leasehold premises. You should pass this on to your appointed conveyancing solicitor ASAP. Do make sure that that you have the requisite funding in order to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Lloyds. Gillingham conveyancing practitioners have been chosen. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Lloyds?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have Lloyds conducted the survey? Have you informed Lloyds as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Lloyds conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

I have paid off my mortgage with Lloyds. I assume I don't need a Gillingham conveyancer on the Lloyds panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Lloyds mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Lloyds mortgage from the register. Lloyds, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Lloyds has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Lloyds has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Lloyds mortgage has been paid off.

I'm refinancing my existing property to a BTL loan with Aldermore and intend to use the remaining equity towards another property. The area we are interested in is Gillingham. Will your solicitors be able to act for both sets of banks and link together the two deals?

Make use of our search tool on this site to ensure that the solicitors are approved by both mortgage companies. Having checked that they are the lawyer should be able to connect the two transactions but you should have a chat with you lawyer and make clear your desired outcome and needs.

In relation to leasehold conveyancing in Gillingham what are the most common lease defects?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Gillingham. All leases are drafted differently and legal mistakes in the legal wording can result in certain clauses are wrong. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    A provision to repair to or maintain elements of the property

You may have difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Yorkshire Building Society, Skipton Building Society, and Clydesdale all have very detailed requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is defective they may refuse to provide security, obliging the buyer to withdraw.

I inherited a basement flat in Gillingham, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Comparable flats in Gillingham with over 90 years remaining are worth £216,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced annually. The lease terminates on 21st October 2092

With 69 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £9,500 and £11,000 plus costs.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Gillingham regulated by the SRA

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

  • Hawkridge & Company Llp, 39 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 5TR
  • Dgb Solicitors Llp, The Captains House, Pembroke, Chatham Maritime, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4UF
  • Stephens & Son Llp, Rome House, 41 Railway Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4RP
  • Dakers Marriott Dugdale Limited, Unit 3 Exeter House, Beaufort Court, Sir Thomas Longley Road, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4FE
  • Winch & Winch, 5 New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6AR

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Gillingham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Gillingham specialising in commercial conveyancing in Gillingham. This may include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Hawkridge & Company Llp, 39 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 5TR
  • Dgb Solicitors Llp, The Captains House, Pembroke, Chatham Maritime, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4UF
  • J N Jones Solicitors, 1 Cambridge Terrace, Cambridge House Business Centre, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4RG
  • Stephens & Son Llp, Rome House, 41 Railway Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4RP
  • The Kingsley Smith Trustee Company, 81 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE

Planning law solicitors in Gillingham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Gillingham specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • The Kingsley Smith Trustee Company, 81 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE
  • Kingsley Smith Solicitors Llp, 81 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE

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

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