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Hythe Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 73% freehold and 27% leasehold conveyancing in Hythe for this year to date
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £9,772
  • 3 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Hythe conveyancing is Unknown Rights and Easements
  • 4 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 5 Average time frame of 9 days for registration of title in Hythe

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hythe since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hythe

I require conveyancing for an apartment in a fairly new development (five years built) in Hythe. The vast majority the properties have already been disposed of. Is it really necessary to order conveyancing searches as part of conveyancing in Hythe?

A big part of the Hythe legal transfer of property is the conveyancing searches. There are numerous companies conducting Hythe conveyancing searches, as well straight from the local authority. These are usually referred to as personal search providers and they produce, not surprisingly, personal searches. However, all Local Authority Search conveyancing products have one thing in common - they must obtain their data from the local authority.

I purchased a freehold house in Hythe yet charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Hythe and has limited impact for conveyancing in Hythe but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

The mortgage over my property is with Clydesdale for my property in Hythe. Conveyancing was finalised months ago. In the event that I decide to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Clydesdale?

Your original mortgage agreement with Clydesdale will provide that you need their approval prior to renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Clydesdale’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Clydesdale will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Clydesdale directly. You need not do this via a Clydesdale conveyancing panel lawyer.

Completion of my purchase has taken place for my property in Hythe. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.

Bank of Ireland have agreed my home loan in principle, my bid on a property in Hythe has been agreed to, what are the next steps?

The estate agent will need to be informed of your lawyer's details (be sure the solicitors are on the bank’s approved list). Call up Bank of Ireland or the broker and complete any outstanding paperwork. Bank of Ireland will instruct a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or seller to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a week to receive the mortgage offer. Bank of Ireland will send the offer to you and your solicitors. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Hythe.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Hythe with a loan from Alliance & Leicester . The developers would not move on the amount so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The sale representative suggested that I not disclose to my lawyer about this deal as it may jeopardize my loan with the lender. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I am looking into buying my first house which is in Hythe and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Hythe. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Hythe area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

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

As co-executor for the estate of my aunt I am disposing of a property in Cardiff but I am based in Hythe. My conveyancer (based 250 miles from meneeds me to sign a statutory declaration before completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Hythe to attest this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Hythe based

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Hythe

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hythe specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Service charge disputes

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Hythe regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Hythe with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Hythe. This could include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • T R S Miller, 52 High Street, Hythe, Kent, CT21 5JG
  • 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

Whether you are going through a divorce or separation or simply wish to transfer your property to someone else, transfer of equity conveyancing in Hythe has some of the following tasks:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Representing mortgage company (if relevant)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring funds to relevant parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the transfer of ownership and the mortgage (if relevant) at the HMLR.

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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