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Reasons to use our Kingsnorth conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Kingsnorth solicitors will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Kingsnorth is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 Kingsnorth property lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Kingsnorth conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can affect your home move
  • 4 Kingsnorth solicitors work in partnership with Kingsnorth estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 5 Excellent communication together with pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Kingsnorth home moves can be made a lot more complicated as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Kingsnorth since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kingsnorth

Is it the case that all Kingsnorth conveyancing solicitors on the Principality conveyancing panel are overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Principality approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the SRA. Many banks do permit licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the organisation would be governed by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I am buying a property in Kingsnorth. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Barclays be concerned?

Given that your lender is Barclays your lawyer must follow the formal instructions set out in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Barclays. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook includes minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and property lawyers are required to report to Barclays where a lease does not comply with these requirements. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not isolated to Kingsnorth.

I have instructed a Kingsnorth conveyancer having made sure that they are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

Co-operative will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Co-operative will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Kingsnorth surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

How does conveyancing in Kingsnorth differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Kingsnorth approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because new home sellers in Kingsnorth usually acquire 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 conveyancers 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 Kingsnorth or who has acted in the same development.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and identified one close by in Kingsnorth I like with open areas and transport links in the vicinity, however it's only got 61 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Kingsnorth suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

Should you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be problematic. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

I'm remortgaging my existing home to a BTL mortgage with Accord Mortgages Ltd and intend to use the remaining equity as a deposit on a second property. The location we are looking at is Kingsnorth. Will your lawyers be able to act for the two mortgage companies and tie in the two deals?

Make use of our comparison tool on this site to check that the lawyers are on the relevant lender panels. Assuming that they are the conveyancer will be able to simultaneously deal with the two deals but you should talk with you solicitor and make apparent your desired outcome and needs.

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for remortgage conveyancing in Kingsnorth. I happened to stumble upon a web site which appears to be the perfect offering If it is possible to get all the legals completed via web that would be ideal. Should I be wary? What should out be looking out for?

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?

I have recently realised that I have 68 years left on my lease in Kingsnorth. I now wish to extend my lease but my landlord is can not be found. What are my options?

On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be extended by the Court. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you have made all reasonable attempts to track down the freeholder. On the whole an enquiry agent would be helpful to try and locate and prepare a report to be used as proof that the landlord is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer in relation to investigating the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court covering Kingsnorth.

Kingsnorth Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    What is the length of the lease? Are any of leasehold owners in dispute over their service charge liability? Most Kingsnorth leasehold flats will incur a service bill for the upkeep of the block set by the landlord. Should you purchase the flat you will have to meet this contribution, normally quarterly during the year. This can differ from two or three hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large communal grounds. There will also be a rentcharge for you to pay annual, this is usually not a large figure, say approximately £25-£75 but you should to check as occasionally it could be many hundreds of pounds.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Kingsnorth

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kingsnorth 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

  • Kingsfords Solicitors Limited, 2 Elwick Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PD
  • Hallett & Co, 11 Bank Street, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1DA
  • Reeves & Co Solicitors Limited, 22 High Street, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8TD
  • Mayfield Law Limited, Suite 8, Thorne Business Park, Forge Hill, Bethersden, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3AF

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Kingsnorth regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kingsnorth practicing in commercial conveyancing in Kingsnorth. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Haskell & Co Solicitors, Claridge House, 5 Elwick Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PD
  • Kingsfords Solicitors Limited, 2 Elwick Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PD
  • Hallett & Co, 11 Bank Street, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1DA

Planning law solicitors in Kingsnorth regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Kingsnorth practicing in planning law. This will likely include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Hallett & Co, 11 Bank Street, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1DA

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