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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Hawkhurst conveyancing

Reasons to use our Hawkhurst conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Hawkhurst solicitors will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 2 Lawyer conveyancing lawyers have excellent personal connections with Hawkhurst estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Hawkhurst solicitors work in conjunction with Hawkhurst estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Hawkhurst is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor generally results in a more bespoke service. When using a an online conveyancing factory, your conveyancing is handled by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hawkhurst since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hawkhurst

Why do I have to pay up front for conveyancing in Hawkhurst?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Hawkhurst your lawyer will ask you to provide them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. If any deposit is payable against the sale price then this should be required immediately in advance of exchange of contracts. The final balance that is needed should be transferred a few days ahead of the day of completion.

Various web forums that I have visited warn that are the primary reason for obstruction in Hawkhurst house deals. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released findings of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the common causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are not likely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Hawkhurst.

I have a terraced Edwardian house in Hawkhurst. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Skipton Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Hawkhurst and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also check the position with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.

I opted to have a survey completed on a house in Hawkhurst prior to instructing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor has said that some lenders tend not give a loan on a flying freehold premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Hawkhurst. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Hawkhurst to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

What does commercial conveyancing in Hawkhurst cover?

Non domestic conveyancing in Hawkhurst incorporates a broad range of advice, supplied by regulated solicitors, relating to business property. By way of example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.

As co-executor for the will of my grandfather I am disposing of a residence in Monmouth but I am based in Hawkhurst. My solicitor (who is 235 kilometers from merequires that I execute a stat dec ahead of completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Hawkhurst who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?

strictly speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are located in Hawkhurst

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hawkhurst regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Hawkhurst but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Feltons Law, 49 High Street, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3EE

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Hawkhurst?

Licensed Conveyancers support the transfer of the legal title of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales not just Hawkhurst. If instructing a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Have an honest and lawful service.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of legal services.
  • Enjoy the benefit of your transaction dealt with using care, skill and diligence.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Receive a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your specific needs taken into account should a complaint be made.
  • Receive a timeous, independent and comprehensive service if if a complaint is registered about your conveyancing in Hawkhurst.

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

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and related documents
  • Forwarding draft papers to the lawyer retained by the purchaser
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and responding to additional enquires from the buyer’s lawyer
  • Negotiating the transfer document
  • Answering requisitions raised by the buyer’s lawyer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Receiving sale proceeds and wiring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and redeeming the home loan (if applicable)

Neighboring Locations

Paddock Wood
Cranbrook
Burwash
Hawkhurst
Hurst Green
Robertsbridge
Battle

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

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