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Hythe Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 February was the busiest month and March was the next busiest month while January was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Hythe
  • 2 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Hythe conveyancing is Unknown Rights and Easements
  • 3 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £5,498
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Hythe that are buy to let is 5%
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £270

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hythe since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hythe

Why would I use a Hythe conveyancing practice when online conveyancers are cheap by comparison?

Its a good idea to contrast conveyancing costs in Hythe and you should seek a reasonable estimate but don’t become consumed with sourcing the cheapest Hythe conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a seamless and a distressing move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from a trusted solicitor. An e-mail can never take the place of a phone conversation and are no substitute for a one to one meeting. Our partner firms will appoint you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor that will tackle your conveyancing from beginning to end, giving the sort of personalised service that you rarely receive from an online conveyancer. Our lawyers will inform you on headway and keep you informed. If you ever need to phone the firm you will know who to ask for and we'll endeavour to make sure that you are kept fully informed.

Do I have to attend the offices of the solicitor to sign the mortgage deed? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Hythe so that I can pop in to their offices if necessary.

Whereas this was necessary 15 years ago, most lenders no longer need their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the borrowers signature. It will still be necessary for you to supply ID documents and there are still distinct advantages to choosing a locally based ayer, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Hythe.

I am aiming to move house in February. Will my conveyancing solicitor communicate with the removal company on the completion day. On a separate note, can you recommend a removal company in Hythe. Conveyancing solicitor was organised prior to coming across your site.

On the day of completion you will need to collect the house keys from your selling agent however this should only be done once the sellers lawyers confirm to the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be released. After that you can inform the removal company that they can start moving you in. As a matter of policy we do not recommend a specific removal company but can assist you in finding a residential property solicitor in Hythe or a lawyer that specialises in conveyancing in Hythe.

I happen to be the sole recipient of my late grandmother’s will and I have everything in my name now, including the house in Hythe. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in December. I now wish to sell up. I do know about the Mortgage Lenders 6 month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship could be regarded the same way as though I had purchased the property in December. Will no one buy the property for half a year?

The CML handbook obliges conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you might be impacted by that. Most mortgage companies would take a practical view as this obligation is chiefly there to capture the purchase and immediately sell or the wholesaling and assigning of property.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Hythe off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Yorkshire BS. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Yorkshire BS, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel.

I own a terraced Victorian house in Hythe. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Aldermore. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same address. Is it worth asking Aldermore to clarify?

You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Hythe and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing lawyer who carried out the work.

How does conveyancing in Hythe differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Hythe come to us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because house builders in Hythe usually buy the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Hythe or who has acted in the same development.

I have just appointed agents to market my basement flat in Hythe. Conveyancing has not commenced, however I have recently received a half-yearly service charge demand – Do I pay up?

It best that you pay the service charge as usual as all ground rent and maintenance charges will be apportioned as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

I am the registered owner of a garden flat in Hythe, conveyancing having been completed 9 years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Comparable flats in Hythe with a long lease are worth £191,000. The ground rent is £55 charged once a year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2074

You have 53 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £27,600 and £31,800 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other issues that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Hythe

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Hythe practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Henry Moorhead & Company, 2 Stade Street, Hythe, Kent, CT21 6BD
  • Henwood Twenty Two Limited, 147 High Street, Hythe, Kent, CT21 5JN
  • Frederic Hall Solicitors, York House, 32 Cheriton Gardens, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2UR
  • Worthingtons, 28 Cheriton Gardens, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2AU
  • Bowers & Jessup Solicitors, Westholme Chambers, 134a Sandgate Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2BW

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

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding purchasing and selling property and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales not just Hythe. When appointed a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you should:
  • Enjoy the benefit of an honest and lawful service.
  • Be supplied with a high standard of legal services.
  • Have your matters dealt with using care, skill and legal know-how.
  • Have a high quality of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • You should not consider yourself 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.
  • Have your individual needs taken into account should a complaint be necessary.
  • Have a speedy, independent and comprehensive service where making a complaint about your conveyancing in Hythe about your conveyancing in Hythe.

Domestic in Hythe 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
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and associated papers
  • Submitting draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner acting for the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and responding to further questions from the purchaser’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Finalising the transfer deed
  • Replying to requisitions raised by the buyer’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and wiring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where applicable)

Neighboring Locations

Hythe
Folkestone
Sandgate
New Romney

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

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