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5 reasons to use our service to assist you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Maidstone

  • 1 The Maidstone conveyancing firms that are identified are dedicated to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Maidstone
  • 2 Using a a family Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more bespoke service. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Maidstone is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 Maidstone conveyancers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 5 Regardless other sites inform you it could be important to visit your solicitor to sign documents. There are enough parties involved in a homemove without having to add Royal Mail into the mix.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Maidstone since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Maidstone

We are planning to move home in July. Does my conveyancing solicitor communicate with the removal company on the completion day. Incidentally, can you put forward a removal company in Maidstone. Conveyancing firm was found before I stumbled across this site.

On the day of completion you can pick up the house keys from the estate agent however this can only occur once the previous owners conveyancers advise the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be released. You can advise the removal company that they can start moving you in. We do not suggest a particular removal organisation but can help you choose a residential property solicitor in Maidstone or a solicitor with expertise in conveyancing in Maidstone.

Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Maidstone. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How do I make a complaint?

All lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. Ordinarily complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service who will take matters further.

After months of negotiation I have agreed a price on an apartment in Maidstone. My mortgage broker recommended their conveyancers. I paid an advanced payment of £175. A couple of days later, the conveyancing practitioner called me to say that they were not on the Principality conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Principality panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

I need some quick conveyancing in Maidstone as I am faced with an ultimatum to sign on the dotted line in less than 3 weeks. Fortunately I do not need a mortgage. Can I avoid the conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are are a mortgage free purchaser you have the choice not to do searches although no solicitor would suggest that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in Maidstone the following are examples of what can arise and adversely affect future mortgageability: Refused Planning Applications, Outstanding Charges, Overdue Grants, Road Schemes,...

I opted to have a survey done on a property in Maidstone in advance of appointing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor advised that some banks may refuse to issue a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements from Nationwide. If you contact us we can investigate further via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Maidstone. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Maidstone to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

In what way can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my business premises in Maidstone and how can your lawyers assist?

The 1954 Act affords security of tenure to commercial tenants, granting the a statutory right to apply to court for a new lease and remain in occupation at the end of an expired lease. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Maidstone is one of the many areas of the UK in which our lawyers are based

My husband and I are new to the buying process - agreed a price, but the agent told us that the seller will only issue a contract if we instruct the agent's chosen lawyers as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family conveyancer used to conveyancing in Maidstone

We suspect that the owner is unaware of this ultimatum. If they require ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a serious buyer is counter productive. Bypass the agents and go straight to the owners and make sure they understand (a)you are motivated buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you intend to instruct your preferred Maidstone conveyancing solicitors - rather thanthose that will provide their negotiator at the agency a introducer fee or meet his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by head office.

I own a leasehold flat in Maidstone. Conveyancing and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society mortgage went though with no issue. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1991. The conveyancing solicitor in Maidstone who previously acted has long since retired. What should I do?

The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to be sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. You do not need to instruct a Maidstone conveyancing practitioner to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

Maidstone Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Questions you should ask Prior to buying

    It would be wise to find out as much as you can regarding the managing agents as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. As the proprietor of a leasehold property you are often at the mercy of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to day to day matters like the cleanliness of the common parts. You should not be afraid to ask other tenants if they are happy with their management. Finally, be sure you discover the dates that you are obliged pay the maintenance charge to the appropriate party and specifically what it includes. Make sure you discover if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For instance plenty of leases prohibit pets being permitted in in a block in Maidstone. If you like the propertyin Maidstone yet your cat can’t move with you then you have a very hard choice. The prefered form of lease arrangement is where the freehold interest is owned by the leaseholders. In this arrangement the tenants have control and even though a managing agent is usually employed if it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Maidstone regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Maidstone with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Maidstone. This may include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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 Licensed Conveyancers in Maidstone regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Maidstone but also conveyancing across 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 applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Whitehead Monckton Limited, Monckton House, 72 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BL
  • Brachers Llp, Somerfield House, 57-59 London Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8JH

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