Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Hawkhurst

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Top reasons to use our service to assist you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Hawkhurst

  • 1 There is a better than average chance that the the conveyancers for the other party are based in Hawkhurst - if so both parties will be on good working terms
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Hawkhurst is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often located many miles away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Hawkhurst
  • 4 Solicitor conveyancing firms have excellent personal links with Hawkhurst estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Hawkhurst have a grasp oflocal issues peculiar to Hawkhurst and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hawkhurst since August 2023*


of semi-detached premises, Queens Road, TN18 4HH completing on 30/08/2023 at a price of £312,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title


of detached residence property, Nineveh Lane, TN17 4LG completing on 22/08/2023 at a price of £640,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities


of apartment Colemans Way TN19 7NY, at buying price of £210,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, obtaining official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges


of semi-detached property, Orchard Way, TN17 3LN completing on 24/08/2023 at a price of £830,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hawkhurst

I have just been advised by my mortgage broker that my Hawkhurst solicitor is not on the bank Solicitor panel. What can I do to be certain whether this is indeed the case?

Your first step should be to contact your Hawkhurst conveyancer. You lawyer should inform you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they may recommend you to a Hawkhurst conveyancing firm that is on the approved list of lawyers for your lender.

I am about to put an offer on a leasehold apartment in Hawkhurst. The selling agents assure me that it is the norm for flats in Hawkhurst to have less than 75 years left on the lease. I am taking out a loan with Bank of Ireland. Will the property be mortgageable given that the lease has Seventy One years unexpired.

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are obtaining a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Bank of Ireland have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 22/11/2023 the requirements read as follows :

Yes, subject to a minimum lease term of 85 years. The unexpired lease term must be at least the mortgage term plus 45 years. See also 5.14.9

My friend advised me that if I am purchasing in Hawkhurst I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Hawkhurst conveyancing searches. It is a large document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing important information about Hawkhurst around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Hawkhurst Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Hawkhurst Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about Hawkhurst.

Hoping to buy a property located in Hawkhurst and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Hawkhurst. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Hawkhurst area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Hawkhurst. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

In my capacity as executor for the will of my uncle I am disposing of a property in Monmouth but I am based in Hawkhurst. My solicitor (based 300 miles from merequires that I sign a stat dec ahead of completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Hawkhurst to attest and place their company stamp on the document?

strictly speaking you should not be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are located in Hawkhurst

I have read on a number of consumer advice websites that before choosing a conveyancing lawyer they must be approved by your bank. I am a FTB but I have an offer in principle via Halifax and I already have a bricks and morter conveyancing solicitor in Hawkhurst in place. Can Santander need an approved lawyer to be instructed? If so, where can I find that list for my conveyancing in Hawkhurst?

You need to choose a solicitor that is on the Santander panel. Simply telephone your chosen Hawkhurst conveyancing lawyer to check if they are on the Santander panel. If they are not approved you have numerous alternatives available to you here:

  • Carry on with your chosen Hawkhurst conveyancing practitioner but Santander will undoubtedly retain a lawyer on their approved panel. The net impact is additional cost and likely interruption.
  • Get a new property lawyer to conduct the conveyancing, making sure they are on the Santander conveyancing panel.
  • Convince your lawyer to attempt to join the mortgage company panel.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Hawkhurst regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Hawkhurst specialising in commercial conveyancing in Hawkhurst. This will likely include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Crookeslaw Solicitors, 16 Sunnybank, The Mount, Flimwell, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 7QR
  • Feltons Law, 49 High Street, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3EE

Typically, Hawkhurst conveyancing for a purchase has some of the following tasks

  • Property lawyer instructed by the buyer once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title unregistered or registered
  • Undertaking Hawkhurst property searches for the title
  • Considering the draft contract pack and other documentation forwarded by the seller’s property lawyer
  • Raising queries with the owner’s property lawyer
  • Negotiating the sale contract
  • Analysing replies given by the owner to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer document
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the loan offer: (if applicable)
  • Drafting and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; reporting to the buyer on the contents of the contract pack, preliminary enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the transfer of ownership and the mortgage (if relevant) at the Land Registry.

Domestic conveyancing in Hawkhurst usually includes the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and related documents
  • Supplying draft papers to the property lawyer acting for the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and replying to supplemental queries from the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Finalising the transfer document
  • Replying to requisitions submitted by the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Receiving sale proceeds and wiring funds to the seller, the estate agent and redeeming the mortgage (if applicable)

Neighboring Locations

Paddock Wood
Hurst Green

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

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