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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Kent conveyancing

Reasons to use our Kent conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor on the whole results in a more personal touch. Online forums often suggest that in appointing a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is handled by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 The Kent conveyancing practitioners that are listed are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Kent
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often based hundreds of kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Kent
  • 4 Conveyancer conveyancing firms have excellent personal connections with Kent estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Peace of mind comes when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Kent has a number to pick from, but for a truly dependable and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Kent since August 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kent

I am purchasing a brand new flat in Kent and my conveyancer is informing me that she has to the bank to reveal incentives from the builder. I am under pressure to exchange and I don't want to delay matters. is my lawyer playing by the book?

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

My lawyer in Kent is not on the Bank of Scotland Conveyancing Panel. Can I still retain my family solicitor even though they are excluded from the Bank of Scotland panel?

Your options are as follows:

  1. Complete the purchase with your existing Kent lawyers but Bank of Scotland will need to use a lawyer on their panel. This will result in additional total conveyancing fees and result in frustration.
  2. Choose a new solicitor to to deal with the purchase, not forgetting to check they are on the Bank of Scotland panel

There is lots of information on this site concerning conveyancing in Kent but can you isolate your top tip for finding the right conveyancer in Kent

We would encourage you not to base your choice on the lowest Kent conveyancing fees. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in advance.

My stepmother advised me that in purchasing a property in Kent there could be various restrictions prohibiting external changes to a property. Is this right?

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

Skipton have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on a flat in Kent has been agreed to, what happens next?

The estate agent will want to be informed of your solicitor's details (make sure the conveyancers are on the lender’s panel). Call up Skipton or the financial adviser and complete any outstanding documentation. Skipton will sellect a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or owners to schedule a time for the valuation to occur. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes on average a week for the mortgage offer to be issued. Skipton will send the offer to you and your conveyancing practitioners. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Kent.

I need some expedited conveyancing in Kent as I am faced with pressure to exchange contracts in less than 2 weeks. Thankfully I do not require a mortgage. Can I escape the need for conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

If.Given you are are a cash buyer you have the choice not to do searches although no conveyancer would recommend that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Kent the following are examples of what can be revealed and therefore impact the marketability of the property: Refused Planning Applications, Outstanding Fees, Outstanding Grants, Unadopted Roads,...

I am buying a new build house in Kent with a mortgage from The Royal Bank of Scotland. The developers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The estate agent suggested that I not reveal to my solicitor about this deal as it will affect my mortgage with the bank. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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 have just started marketing my ground floor apartment in Kent. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, however I have recently received a half-yearly service charge demand – Do I pay up?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should pay the invoice as normal because all rents and maintenance charges should be apportioned on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies 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. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

I invested in buying a basement flat in Kent, conveyancing was carried out in 2005. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Equivalent flats in Kent with a long lease are worth £197,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 invoiced annually. The lease runs out on 21st October 2076

With just 55 years unexpired the likely cost is going to range between £31,400 and £36,200 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Kent

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Kent practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Whitehead Monckton Limited, Monckton House, 72 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BL
  • Gullands, 16 Mill Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6XT
  • Morlings, 1-3 Clarendon Place, King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BQ
  • Brachers Llp, Somerfield House, 57-59 London Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8JH
  • Daniel Francis Solicitors, 5a Tonbridge Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8RL

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Kent regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Kent specialising in commercial conveyancing in Kent. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Gill Turner Tucker, Colman House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1JE
  • Burroughs, Alliance House, 38 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BS
  • Whitehead Monckton Limited, Monckton House, 72 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BL
  • Gullands, 16 Mill Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6XT
  • Morlings, 1-3 Clarendon Place, King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BQ

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Kent regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Kent but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Andrew Lee & Co, 93-95 High Street, ME14 1SA
  • K L Property Lawyers Limited, Town House, ME19 6LU

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