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If you have reached us by Googling ‘Conveyancing in Herne Bay’ follow your intuition — you will have a better house move where you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Herne Bay.

Reasons to use our Herne Bay conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Lawyer conveyancing firms have valuable personal links with Herne Bay selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 Herne Bay solicitors work in conjunction with Herne Bay estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and help you require
  • 3 You can gain comfort when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Herne Bay has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 4 The practices identified on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 5 The Herne Bay conveyancing firms that we work with are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Herne Bay

Examples of recent conveyancing in Herne Bay since November 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Herne Bay

I am buying a newly built duplex in Herne Bay and my solicitor is informing me that she is duty bound to the lender to disclose incentives from the developer. I am nearing the developer’s deadline to exchange contracts and I have no desire to prolong matters. Is my lawyer right?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your conveyancing practitioner. A precondition to being on a mortgage company panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

We're in Herne Bay, First timers buying with a mortgage (lender is Santander , and our lawyer is on the Santander conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Santander conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancing practitioner should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

We are buying a flat in Herne Bay. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a lawyer? At some point we will need to send funds into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our deposit?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

Can I be sure that the Herne Bay conveyancing solicitor on the Nottingham panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Herne Bay seeking recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advocate that you speak with the lawyer handling your conveyancing.

I have paid off my mortgage with Clydesdale. I assume I don't need a Herne Bay lawyer on the Clydesdale panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Clydesdale mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Clydesdale mortgage from the register. Clydesdale, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Clydesdale has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Clydesdale has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Clydesdale mortgage has been paid off.

I'm converting the mortgage on my current home to a buy to let loan with Nottingham Building Society and I will use the rest of the raised equity as a deposit on further house. The neighborhood we are interested in is Herne Bay. Will your lawyers be able to act for both sets of mortgage companies and tie in the conveyances?

Make use of our comparison tool on this site to be sure that the conveyancers are on the appropriate lender panels. Having checked that they are your lawyer should be able to tie up the two conveyancing matters but you should talk with you solicitor and communicate your expectations and needs.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for leasehold conveyancing in Herne Bay. I happened to chance upon a web site which looks to be the ideal offering If it is possible to get all formalities completed via web that would be ideal. Do I need to be wary? 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?

Last October I purchased a leasehold house in Herne Bay. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before my ownership?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I am the registered owner of a garden flat in Herne Bay, conveyancing having been completed in 2001. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Comparable flats in Herne Bay with over 90 years remaining are worth £197,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 levied per year. The lease terminates on 21st October 2076

With only 55 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £31,400 and £36,200 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Herne Bay

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Herne Bay practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Service charge disputes

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Herne Bay regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Herne Bay practicing in commercial conveyancing in Herne Bay. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • 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

disposing of a home in Herne Bay is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Lawyer instructed by the owners on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and related papers
  • Supplying draft papers to the conveyancer retained by the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and answering additional enquires from the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Negotiating the transfer document
  • Replying to requisitions raised by the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion formalities
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and wiring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where applicable)

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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