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Gillingham Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 93% freehold and 7% leasehold conveyancing in Gillingham for this year to date
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 69 days for conveyancing in Gillingham
  • 3 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Gillingham conveyancing is Chancel
  • 4 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £5,297
  • 5 Percentage of cases in Gillingham that are buy to let is 23%

Examples of recent conveyancing in Gillingham since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Gillingham

My friend's mother is a conveyancer. I suspect that I will receive preferential fee for conveyancing, but if not, what level of fees should I be expecting for conveyancing in Gillingham?

It’s prudent to obtain two or three conveyancing estimates. Do use our comparison tool on this page. You will notice that prices do contrast greatly but service levels do differ between law firms as is true with most professions.

I own a freehold house in Gillingham but nevertheless charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Gillingham and has limited impact for conveyancing in Gillingham but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be extinguished.

When it comes to mortgage companies such as Lloyds, do Gillingham solicitors have to pay a yearly amount to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any lender fees to register on their panel, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

Can I be sure that the Gillingham conveyancing solicitor on the Nottingham panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Gillingham getting recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advise that you speak with the solicitor handling your conveyancing.

I am selling my house. I had a double glazing fitted in November 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, RBS are being a right pain. The Gillingham solicitor who is on the RBS conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but RBS are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do RBS have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that RBS have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why RBS may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

I have justbecome aware that Wolstenholmes have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Gillingham for a purchase of a leasehold flat 18 months ago. How can I establish that my home is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest method to check if the premises is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Gillingham conveyancing specialists.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing lawyer in Gillingham for my house move. Is there any facility to check a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?

One may find published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find information Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could recorded telephone calls for training reasons.

I have just appointed agents to market my garden apartment in Gillingham. Conveyancing has not commenced, but I have recently received a yearly maintenance charge invoice – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should pay the maintenance contribution as normal because all ground rent and maintenance invoices should be allotted on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

I invested in buying a studio flat in Gillingham, conveyancing having been completed 5 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? Equivalent properties in Gillingham with a long lease are worth £206,000. The ground rent is £45 per annum. The lease terminates on 21st October 2089

You have 67 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £10,500 and £12,000 plus 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 investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Gillingham

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Gillingham specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Gillingham regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Gillingham but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Raymond Beer & Co Ltd, 16 Manor Road, ME4 6AG
  • Homden Property Lawyers, 26 Sharfleet Drive, ME2 2UA

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

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