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Gillingham Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 April was the busiest month and May was the next busiest month while October was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Gillingham
  • 2 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Gillingham is 14% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 4 92% freehold and 8% leasehold conveyancing in Gillingham for this year to date
  • 5 Percentage of cases in Gillingham that are buy to let is 27%

Examples of recent conveyancing in Gillingham since July 2021*

Disposal

of house property, Arden Street, ME7 1HS completing on 25/08/2021 at a price of £195,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Disposal

of terraced residence, Barnsole Road, ME7 4DY completing on 27/07/2021 at a price of £250,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of terraced property, Sturdee Avenue, ME7 2JL completing on 06/08/2021 at a price of £330,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of semi residence, College Avenue, ME7 5HY completing on 23/07/2021 at a price of £233,500. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Gillingham

Willretaining a Gillingham conveyancing lawyer make the legal process smoother?

Gillingham is a special area, where regional know-how helps. The relaxed pace of life has it’s attractions – just not for your conveyancing. The property lawyers that we recommend display wide Gillingham know how with a proactive, hands-onattitude that helps the conveyancing to progress hassle free. It is a distinct advantage if they can make use of long term connections with mortgage brokers, local authorities, valuers and other Gillingham conveyancing practices

The owners have rather brash sellers who has insisted on a exclusivity agreement with a payment two thousand pounds. Are such arrangements generally advanced for Gillingham conveyancing transactions?

There are two main downsides with signing a lock out contract (also referred to as a no-shop agreement) is that it takes away the focus from moving forward with the conveyancing process, so unless it requires little or no negotiation then it may transpire to be a cause of frustration and delay. It is not strongly advocated amongst Gillingham conveyancing lawyers as a result. A further concern is the extent of the remedies available - a jilted purchaser should not expect to win an injunction to prevent the vendor disposing of the property to an alternative purchaser, so the only remedy open via the contract will be the recovery of abortive charges and, in restricted scenarios, the extra payment of damages.

Completed the sale of my flat in Gillingham last August yet the purchaser is Skype messaging daily complaining that their conveyancer is waiting to hear from mylawyer. What are the post completion sale formalities following completion?

After completion of your sale your conveyancer should deliver the transfer documentation and all of the paperwork to the buyer’s solicitors. Where relevant, your lawyer should also evidence that the home loan has been discharged to the purchasers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion tasks peculiar conveyancing in Gillingham.

I'm purchasing a new build house in Gillingham with a loan from Leeds Building Society. The developers refused to reduce the price so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The estate agent told me not reveal to my lawyer about the deal as it may put at risk my mortgage with the bank. Is this normal?.

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.

I am four weeks into a leasehold purchase having been directed to conveyancers by the selling agent to execute conveyancing in Gillingham. We are not happy. Can you help me find new conveyancers?

They would have to be very bad in order to consider changing them. Has your loan offer been sent? In the event that it has you must inform them of the new contact details and have the offer are re-sent. Your conveyancer needs to be on the lenders panel to avoid supplemental fees and complications. So that should be your starting point. The find a solicitor tool should help you find a lender approved lawyer for your home move in Gillingham

We are buying a four room first floor flatin Gillingham with a residential mortgage from a lender. We have a lawyer in Gillingham however our mortgage company says she’s not on their "panel". Apparently we need to choose from the our bank panel firms or stay with our Gillingham conveyancer and incur the extra costs for one of their panel ones to represent our mortgage company. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?

No, not really. The lender mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank's conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had open panels, including almost all conveyancing solicitors in Gillingham : a mortgagee could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for your lender.

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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 Licensed Conveyancers in Gillingham regulated by the CLC

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

Planning law solicitors in Gillingham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Gillingham practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • 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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