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Top 5 reasons to let us help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Herne Bay

  • 1 Herne Bay property lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Herne Bay conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your sale or purchase
  • 2 Herne Bay solicitors work in partnership with Herne Bay estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 3 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Herne Bay are familiar with the local issues specific to Herne Bay and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 4 Regardless alternative solicitors tell you it may be important to visit your conveyancer to execute legal papers. There are various parties with with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without needing to include Royal Mail into the pot.
  • 5 Herne Bay property lawyers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Herne Bay since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Herne Bay

Finally the sale completed on my house in Herne Bay last September yet the purchaser is calling daily to say his solicitor is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale formalities following completion?

Post completion of your disposal your solicitor is duty bound to send the transfer deeds and all of the paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. Depending on the transaction, your lawyer must also send confirmation that the mortgage has been repaid to the purchasers solicitors. There is unlikely to be post completion steps specific conveyancing in Herne Bay.

A colleague advised me that in purchasing a property in Herne Bay there may be various restrictions prohibiting external alterations to a property. Is this right?

We are aware of a number of properties in Herne Bay which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to execute external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Herne Bay should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I am being told by my conveyancer that missing deeds insurance is required on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Herne Bay?

The appropriate level of missing deeds indemnity insurance should be dictated by who who your lender is. It would differ for example between HSBC Bank and The Mortgage Works. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to members of the public take out such policies.

Santander have agreed my home loan in principle, my bid on a property in Herne Bay has been agreed to, now what?

Your estate agent will wish to be advised as to your solicitor's details (ensure that the conveyancers are on the lender’s panel). Call up Santander or the broker and finalise any appropriate forms. Santander will appoint a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or seller to schedule a time for the valuation to take place. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes on average a fortnight to get a mortgage offer. Santander will send the offer to you and your conveyancing practitioners. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Herne Bay.

I have been told that property searches are the primary cause of hinderance in Herne Bay conveyancing transactions. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the most frequent causes of hindrances during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are not likely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Herne Bay.

I opted to have a survey done on a house in Herne Bay before retaining conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor advised that some lenders tend refuse to issue a mortgage on a flying freehold house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different instructions from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further via the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Herne Bay. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for freehold conveyancing in Herne Bay. I have chance upon a web site which looks to be the ideal answer If it is possible to get all the legals completed via email that would be ideal. Do I need to be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

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 today plan to offer on a house that appears to meet my requirements, at a great price which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently discovered that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are issues purchasing a leasehold house in Herne Bay. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Herne Bay ?

Most houses in Herne Bay are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Herne Bay in which case you should be looking for a Herne Bay conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they have experience in transacting on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a tenant you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions for example requiring the landlord’spermission to conduct alterations. You may also be required to pay a service charge towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the house is located on an estate. Your solicitor will appraise you on the various issues.

Herne Bay Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    On the whole the outlay for major works tend not to be included within maintenance charges, although some managing agents in Herne Bay obliged leaseholders to contribute towards a reserve fund created for the specific intention of establishing a fund for larger repairs or maintenance. The best form of lease structure is a share of the freehold. In this scenario the lessees benefit from being in charge if their destiny and even though a managing agent is frequently retained if the building is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent employed by the leaseholders. How is the lease structured?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Herne Bay regulated by the SRA

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

  • Foster Mackay Limited, 67 High Street, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5LQ
  • Bull & Bull, 98 Thomas Way, Lakesview International Busine, Hersden, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 4NH
  • Pocock's Solicitors Limited, Elizabeth House, 63 Oxford Street, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1DA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Herne Bay

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Herne Bay specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Foster Mackay Limited, 67 High Street, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5LQ
  • Bull & Bull, 98 Thomas Way, Lakesview International Busine, Hersden, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 4NH
  • Pocock's Solicitors Limited, Elizabeth House, 63 Oxford Street, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1DA

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

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Carrying out Herne Bay property searches with respect to the title
  • Reviewing draft sale agreement and other papers forwarded by the owner’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Submitting queries with the vendor’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Negotiating the sale agreement
  • Considering the replies provided by the vendor to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer document
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (if relevant)
  • Drawing up and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Completion of and submitting to HMRC the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the new ownership and the mortgage (where appropriate) at the Land Registry.

Neighboring Locations

Whitstable
Herne Bay
Canterbury

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

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