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Maidstone Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £9,080
  • 3 Average time from start to completion was 73 days for conveyancing in Maidstone
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Maidstone that are buy to let is 11%
  • 5 84% freehold and 16% leasehold conveyancing in Maidstone for this year to date

Examples of recent conveyancing in Maidstone since August 2021*

Sale

of detached residence premises, Beech Hurst Close, ME15 7PG completing on 20/08/2021 at a price of £280,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Sale

of semi-detached property, Penny Cress Gardens, ME16 8JP completing on 23/08/2021 at a price of £542,500. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, ordering official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Maidstone

We are buying a 3 bedroom apartment in Maidstone with a mortgage. We like our Maidstone conveyancer, but the bank says he's not on their "panel". It appears that we have little choice but to use one of the bank panel firms or retain our Maidstone conveyancing practitioner and pay for one of their panel firms to act for them. We regard this is unjust; are we not able to demand that the lender use our Maidstone conveyancing practitioner ?

No, not really. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your Maidstone conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

It is is a decade since I acquired my home in Maidstone. Conveyancing lawyers have just been retained on the sale but I can't locate my title documents. Will this jeopardise the sale?

Don’t worry too much. First there is a possibility that the deeds will be with the mortgage company or they could be in the possession of the lawyers who handled your purchase. Secondly in all probability the title will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you are the registered owner by your conveyancing lawyers procuring up to date copy of the land registers. Almost all conveyancing in Maidstone relates to registered property but in the rare situation where your home is unregistered it is more of a problem but is resolvable.

I am due to move house in January. Does my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the completion day. On a separate note, can you recommend a removal company in Maidstone. Conveyancing firm was found prior to coming across your page.

On the afternoon of completion you can collect the keys from the estate agent however this should only occur once the previous owners conveyancers inform the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be collected. Subsequently you can tell the removal men that you are ready to move in. We are not in a position to suggest a specific removal company but can help you choose a conveyancing in Maidstone or a solicitor that specialises in conveyancing in Maidstone.

When it comes to lenders such as HSBC, do Maidstone solicitors face an annual charge to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are not aware of any bank fees to register on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Maidstone. I have a mortgage offer with Aldermore. 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 Aldermore, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Aldermore conveyancing panel.

I used Arc property Solicitors several years ago for my conveyancing in Maidstone. I now require my file however the law firm has closed. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Maidstone of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Maidstone is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Maidstone are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Maidstone you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Maidstone may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for remortgage conveyancing in Maidstone. I have chance upon a web site which appears to be the perfect offering If it is possible to get all the legals done via phone that would be ideal. Do I need to be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

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?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Maidstone regulated by the SRA

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

  • Gullands, 16 Mill Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6XT
  • Burroughs, Alliance House, 38 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BS
  • Gill Turner Tucker, Colman House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1JE
  • Whitehead Monckton Limited, Monckton House, 72 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BL
  • Morlings, 1-3 Clarendon Place, King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BQ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Maidstone

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Maidstone practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on wrongful eviction

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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Maidstone regulated by the SRA

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

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

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