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Reasons to use our Maidstone conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Solicitor conveyancing lawyers have excellent personal links with Maidstone estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 There is a strong possibility the the lawyers for the other party are based in Maidstone - if so sets of lawyers are likely to have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 3 Maidstone conveyancers are likely to be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 4 Peace of mind comes when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Maidstone 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.
  • 5 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often based hundreds of miles away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Maidstone

Examples of recent conveyancing in Maidstone since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Maidstone

My husband and I are buying a 1 bedroom apartment in Maidstone with a mortgage. We wish to retain our Maidstone solicitor, but the bank advise she’s not on their "panel". It appears that we have little choice but to select one of the mortgage company panel firms or continue with our Maidstone lawyer as well as pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. This feels very unfair; can we not require that the lender use our Maidstone solicitor ?

Unfortunately,no. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’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. Another option that might be available is for your Maidstone conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

At what point will exchange of contracts happen for sale conveyancing in Maidstone and am I required to attend the lawyers office?

Where you are round the corner to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Maidstone you are welcome to attend to sign documents. However, the lender approved solicitors we work with supply a national conveyancing service and give just as detailed and professional a job for you when communicating with you digitally. The executing of the contract is not when everything is set in stone. Signing on the dotted line is just a prerequisite for the firm to exchange contracts at the suitable time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is is usually a five minute process, although where a long "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Maidstone)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

We are purchasing a flat in Maidstone. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a lawyer? On the day of competition we have to deposit funds into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our deposit?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

We are due to move property in July. Will my conveyancing solicitor communicate with the removal company on the day of completion. On a separate note, can you recommend a removal company in Maidstone. Conveyancing solicitor was organised before I stumbled across this page.

On the day of completion you will need to collect the house keys from your property agent however this should only occur after the previous owners conveyancers advise the agent that the monies to complete are in and the keys can be passed over. Subsequently you should tell the removal men that they can start moving you in. As a matter of policy we do not suggest a specific removal company but can help you locate a conveyancing in Maidstone or a lawyer with expertise in conveyancing in Maidstone.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with TSB. I assume I don't need a Maidstone solicitor on the TSB panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your TSB mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the TSB mortgage from the register. TSB, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where TSB has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. TSB has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your TSB mortgage has been paid off.

My relative recommended that if I am buying in Maidstone I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Maidstone conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about Maidstone around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Maidstone Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Maidstone.

I'm refinancing my current property to a buy to let loan with Nationwide Building Society and intend to use the remaining equity towards a second property. The neighborhood we are talking about is Maidstone. Will your conveyancers be able to act for the two banks and link together the two deals?

Do use our comparison tool on this page to be sure that the conveyancers are on the relevant lender panels. On the basis that they are your solicitor should be able to tie up the two transactions but you should have a chat with you lawyer and make clear your expectations and needs.

Are the Maidstone conveyancing lawyers identified as being on the bank conveyancing panel, together with their details provided by the mortgage company?

Maidstone law firm practices and firms conducting conveyancing in Maidstone themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the mortgage company conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from the bank directly.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Maidstone

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Maidstone practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • 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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Maidstone regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Maidstone 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

Planning law solicitors in Maidstone regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Maidstone practicing in planning law. This will likely include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Whitehead Monckton Limited, Monckton House, 72 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BL
  • Brachers Llp, Somerfield House, 57-59 London Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8JH

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

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