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Gillingham Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time from start to completion was 75 days for conveyancing in Gillingham
  • 2 February was the busiest month and March was the next busiest month while January was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Gillingham
  • 3 89% freehold and 11% leasehold conveyancing in Gillingham for last year
  • 4 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £5,198
  • 5 94 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Gillingham

Examples of recent conveyancing in Gillingham since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Gillingham

I am searching for value for money conveyancer. Should I go for for an online conveyancer rather than a local Gillingham conveyancing lawyer?

Gillingham is a special area, where regional insight helps. The laid-back lifestyle has it’s attractions – just not when it comes to your house move. The conveyancers that we recommend combine in-depth Gillingham knowledge with a positive, can doattitude that helps the conveyancing to progress hassle free. It will certainly help where they benefit from good rapport with financial advisers, search providers, valuers and counterpart Gillingham conveyancing practitioners

We are planning to acquire a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Gillingham who is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Virgin Money . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Gillingham.

I have todayfound out that Stirling Law have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Gillingham for a purchase of a leasehold flat 10 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is in my name in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest method to check if the property is in your name, you can carry out 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'm purchasing my first flat in Gillingham benefiting from help to buy. The builders refused to reduce the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of fixtures and fittings instead. The property agent suggested that I not inform my solicitor about the extras as it could jeopardize my loan with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

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.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Gillingham is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Gillingham are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Gillingham you would need to get your solicitor to go 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 Gillingham may determine 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 premises.

I pay a service charge for my property in Gillingham. As a result of personal circumstances I slipped into arrears with payments. The freeholders agreed a settlement schedule but there is still three thousand pounds remaining to be paid.

I now wish to sell and I am concerned this will hold me back if I have to discharge the arrears in advance. I'd like to sell up and then pay them back with the proceeds - is this practicable?

The lawyer conducting your Gillingham sale will hopefully be in a position to negotiate with the management company, with a new to seeing if they would accept settlement from sale proceeds. Here is an example of why it is advisable to use a conveyancer in Gillingham as they are likely to enjoy an open line of communication with the parties.

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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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Gillingham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Gillingham practicing in commercial conveyancing in Gillingham. This should include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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

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

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