What is the first thing I need to know regarding purchase conveyancing in Gillingham?
Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Gillingham or throughout Kent is often a confrontational process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of room for friction between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. E.g., the seller, property agent and on occasion your mortgage company. Selecting a solicitor for your conveyancing in Gillingham is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the legal process whose interest is to look after your best interests and to protect you.
We are witnessing a definite ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone must be at fault for the process taking so long. We recommend that you must always trust your conveyancer above all other parties when it comes to the legal assignment of property.
My bank has recommended solicitors on their panel based in Gillingham but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Gillingham round the corner to me. Can you help?
It is by no means the case that all Gillingham conveyancing practices are listed all banks conveyancing panel. Use our search tool to identify a Gillingham conveyancing firm on the on the mortgage company panel.
We are downsizing from our home in Gillingham and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. A local conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers are using a factory type conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Gillingham. We have lived in Gillingham for three years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to seek clarification that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Gillingham is the location of the property. Can you offer any assistance?
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 diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Gillingham may ascertain 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 need to find a conveyancing solicitor for some conveyancing in Gillingham. I've chance upon a site which seems to have the ideal offering If there is a chance to get all this stuff done via email that would be preferable. Should I be concerned? What should out be looking out for?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?
I happen to be an executor of my recently deceased mum’s Will, with a bungalow in Gillingham which is to be sold. The property has never been registered at the Land Registry and I'm told that many estate agents will insist that it is in place before they'll move forward. What's the mechanism for this?
In the situation you refer to it seems sensible to apply to register in the names of the personal representative(s) as named in the probate and in their capacity as PRs. The Land Registry’s online guidance explains how to register for the first time and what is required re the deeds and forms. You would need to include and official copy of the probate as well and complete the form FR1 to refer to the PRs as the applicant.