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Reasons to use our Isle of Sheppey conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Isle of Sheppey property lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Isle of Sheppey conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 2 Isle of Sheppey solicitors will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 3 Isle of Sheppey lawyers work in conjunction with Isle of Sheppey estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to home movers every step of the way, offering all the advice and help you require
  • 4 There is a better than average chance that the other side’s conveyancers are located in Isle of Sheppey - if so sets of solicitors are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 5 Regardless other solicitors tell you it just might be necessary to visit your solicitor to sign legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a house sale without having to add Royal Mail into the mix.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Isle of Sheppey since August 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Isle of Sheppey

I selected a local solicitor for our conveyancing in Isle of Sheppey recently. Going through the official terms of business it is apparent thatwe are liable for charges even if the dealdoes not happen. Would I be best advised to instruct a web based solicitor practice advertising no-sale-no-fee conveyancing in Isle of Sheppey?

Generally there is a compromise along the lines that if "No Sale No Fee" is offered then the fee levels will tend to be be higher to neutralise those cases that do not go ahead. Please beware that these arrangements generally do not protect you from outlay by way of example Isle of Sheppey conveyancing search charges.

We are only a couple days away from an exchange on a property in Isle of Sheppey and my mum and dad have transferred the 10% deposit to my solicitor. I am now advised that as the deposit has not arrived from me my solicitor needs to make a notification to my mortgage company. Apparently, in also acting for the mortgage company he must inform them that the balance of the purchase price is not just from me. I informed the mortgage company about my parents' contribution when I applied for the home loan, so is it really appropriate for him to raise this?

Your conveyancing practitioner is duty bound to clarify with lender to ensure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own resources. The solicitor can only reveal this to your lender if you permit them to, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

I am buying a new build apartment in Isle of Sheppey. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Isle of Sheppey

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and identified one round the corner in Isle of Sheppey I like with open areas and station nearby, the downside is that it's only got 52 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Isle of Sheppey in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

If you need a mortgage that many years will be an issue. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.

In scouring the world wide web for the term on line conveyancing in Isle of Sheppey it reveals many conveyancerslocally. How do I determine which is the suitable conveyancing solicitor for me?

The ideal way of seeking the right conveyancer is via personal recommendation, so enquire of colleagues and those you trust who have acquired a property in Isle of Sheppey or the reputable estate agent or mortgage broker. Costs for conveyancing in Isle of Sheppey differ, so it's advisable to secure at least three quotes from different companies. Dont forget to clarify that the fees are fixed.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to meet my requirements, at a reasonable price which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently been informed that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns buying a leasehold house in Isle of Sheppey. Conveyancing solicitors have are about to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?

The majority of houses in Isle of Sheppey are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in Isle of Sheppey in which case you should be shopping around for a Isle of Sheppey conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to dealing with leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a leaseholder you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions for example obtaining the freeholder’spermission to carry out alterations. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the property is part of an estate. Your conveyancer should appraise you on the various issues.

Isle of Sheppey Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should consider before Purchasing

    How many years remain on the lease? What is the name of the managing agents? How much is the maintenance charge and ground rent on the flat?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Isle of Sheppey regulated by the SRA

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

  • John Copland & Son, 77 High Street, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1TY
  • Pope & Co, 71 High Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4AW
  • Jarmans Solicitors, Third Floor, Bell House, Bell Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4DH
  • Ratcliffes, 22 Park Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1DR
  • Tassells, 20 West Street, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7JF

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Isle of Sheppey

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Isle of Sheppey specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Service charge disputes

  • John Copland & Son, 77 High Street, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1TY
  • Pope & Co, 71 High Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4AW
  • Tassells, 20 West Street, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7JF

Typically, Isle of Sheppey conveyancing for a purchase has some of the following tasks

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Ordering Isle of Sheppey property searches with respect to the title
  • Assessing draft sale agreement and other papers forwarded by the owner’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Raising questions with the seller’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase contract
  • Examining replies prepared by the seller to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Guiding the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (if applicable)
  • Drawing up and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the mortgage (if appropriate) at the Land Registry.

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

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