Find a Lender-Approved Local Conveyancer in Margate

Ready to buy a new home? Find a law firm approved by your lender.

Our lawyers are committed to delivering the best property conveyancing to Margate vendors and purchasers

5 reasons to use our service to assist you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Margate

  • 1 Notwithstanding what other solicitors may claim it just might be important to visit your conveyancer to execute documents. There are enough parties involved in a conveyancing transaction without having to add the postman into the pot.
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Margate is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 Using a a family Solicitor in the main results in a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 4 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based hundreds of miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Margate
  • 5 Chances are that the other side’s lawyers are located in Margate - if so sets of solicitors will be on good working terms

Examples of recent conveyancing in Margate since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Margate

We hired a Margate based solicitor for our conveyancing in Margate yesterday. Going through the Terms I seewe are responsible for fees even if the movedoes not happen. Should I go with them or choose an on-line conveyancing company who offer no completion no charge conveyancing in Margate?

It is usually a trade off in that if "No Completion No Fee" is available then the conveyancing charges will tend to be be higher to counteract those conveyances that fail to complete. Also remember that such deals generally do not cover outlay such as Margate conveyancing search charges.

I am assisting my niece sell her flat in Margate. Does the conveyancer arrange an energy performance certificate or it is for me to see to?

After the abolition of HIPs, energy assessments remained a mandatory part of selling a house. An energy assessment needs to be to hand prior to the property being advertised. This is not a task that solicitors normally organise. If you are using a Margate conveyancing solicitor they may be willing to arrange energy performance certificates due to their relationships with long established Margate energy assessors

Is it correct that all Margate CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Co-operative conveyancing list of approved practices?

A selection of lenders now utilise CQS as the kick off point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to remain on their panels.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Margate off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with RBS. Conveyancing is new to me. 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 RBS, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the RBS conveyancing panel.

three months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Margate completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

How does conveyancing in Margate differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Margate contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Margate typically purchase the site, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Margate or who has acted in the same development.

Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only 62 years remaining on my lease in Margate. I need to get lease extension but my freeholder is can not be found. What are my options?

If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be lengthened by the magistrate. You will be obliged to prove that you or your lawyers have used your best endeavours to find the lessor. On the whole a specialist would be useful to try and locate and prepare a report which can be used as proof that the freeholder can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a conveyancer both on devolving into the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court covering Margate.

I inherited a 2 bed flat in Margate, conveyancing having been completed in 1998. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Corresponding flats in Margate with over 90 years remaining are worth £175,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 levied per year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2081

With 58 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £23,800 and £27,400 as well as professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

How easy is it to change a solicitor as I need to find a Margate based one who is on the bank conveyancing panel. Is it advisable to appoint a new law firm?

In the event that you have not formally instructed a solicitor to start work and at this stage simply received an estimate as to costs, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer in Margate that you're considering.

Last updated

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Margate

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Margate specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Boys & Maughan, India House, Hawley Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1PZ
  • Hardman And Watson Limited, 5 Lloyd Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1HX
  • Barnes Marsland Solicitors Limited, 103 High Street, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1JS
  • Thorn Drury & Searles, 76 High Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9RS
  • Marsden Duncan, Success House, 49-51 High Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9AG

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Margate regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Margate specialising in commercial conveyancing in Margate. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Boys & Maughan, India House, Hawley Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1PZ
  • Hardman And Watson Limited, 5 Lloyd Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1HX
  • Barnes Marsland Solicitors Limited, 103 High Street, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1JS
  • Nicholls Lawyers, Flat 7, Grand Mansions, Queens Gardens, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1QF
  • Thorn Drury & Searles, 76 High Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9RS

Planning law solicitors in Margate regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Margate practicing in planning law. This will likely include advice on special planning controls
  • Boys & Maughan, India House, Hawley Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1PZ

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

© Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of Land Registry under delegated authority from the Controller of HMSO.