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Margate Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time frame of 27 days for registration of title in Margate
  • 2 September was the busiest month and February was the next busiest month while June was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Margate
  • 3 Percentage of cases in Margate that are buy to let is 28%
  • 4 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £4,572
  • 5 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Margate is 20% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company

Examples of recent conveyancing in Margate since March 2022*


of terraced residence, Crescent Road, CT11 9QU completing on 21/03/2022 at a price of £648,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Margate

How do I identify value for money conveyancing in Margate?

First ask your friends and family who they experienced using in the past and if they were happy with the service.

Option 2 is to use a search tool on the internet for conveyancing in Margate. Telephone two or three listed and ask them to send you their conveyancing fee calculations and have a conversation with the lawyer who will oversee your conveyancing ahead ofcommitting.

Third is to use this site to help you find the right lawyers taking into account your own factors including location,timings, complications and who the proposed lender is. Don't take the bait of ninety nine pound conveyancing in Margate

I am soon to complete on the purchase of a house in Margate but as a consequence of wreckage from the recent storms I have managed to agree recompense from the vendor of £3k taking the form of a reduction in the price. I had intended this to be dealt with as part of amending the contract yet Virgin Money are not allowing this. Why were they involved?

Your solicitor being on the Virgin Money approved list is obliged to disclose to Virgin Money of any amendments to the sale price. If you prohibit your solicitor to notify the price change to Virgin Money then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Virgin Money and you would have to appoint a new conveyancing practitioner for your conveyancing in Margate.

I have 7378 less than 75 years remaining on my lease and need a lease extension for my flat in Margate. Conveyancing solicitors on the Virgin panel can deal with such extensions right?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are securing a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Virgin have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 18/6/2022 the requirements read as follows :

85 years at the time of completion. If it's less, we require it to be extended on or before completion.

A friend pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in Margate there could be a number of restrictions preventing external changes to the property. Is this right?

There are anumerous of properties in Margate which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external alterations. Part of the conveyancing in Margate should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I am being advised by my lawyer that lack of building regulations insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Margate conveyancing?

The right level of lack of building regulations indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between Halifax and Barnsley Building Society. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to borrowers take out such insurances.

Are all Margate Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Aldermore conveyancing panel?

A selection of lenders now make use of the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to join their panels.

I am a fortnight into a residential purchase having been referred to solicitors by the selling agent to do our conveyancing in Margate. We are not happy. Can you you assist me in finding new solicitors?

A solicitor would need to be very bad to suggest diss instructing them. Has the mortgage been sent? In the event that it has you need to make them aware of the new solicitor and get the mortgage documents are issued to the new lawyers. The conveyancer needs to be on the banks panel to avoid supplemental costs and complications. So that should be your first question of the new lawyers. The find a solicitor tool should assist you in finding a lender approved solicitor for your conveyancing in Margate

We are contemplating instructing an online property lawyer ahead of a Margate conveyancing practice. Should I ‘stay local’?

There are advantages of being able to visit a local Margate conveyancing solicitor for example

  • signing documents on short notice
  • getting face-to-face explanations of matters that you need help with
  • the ability to complain if things go pear-shaped

When checking fees, look carefully for hidden extras. The majority decent Margate high street solicitors give an all-inclusive figure. Often online companies seem to offer cheap fees, but have hidden 'extras' in the fine print.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Margate

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Margate with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • 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

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 may include advice on special planning controls
  • Boys & Maughan, India House, Hawley Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1PZ

Margate commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on numerous aspects of commercial property law

    Drafting and approving option agreements complex procedures concerning renewal, rent reviews, dilapidations and the many obligations encountered by Landlords and Tenants of business premises Granting a licence to assign, sublet or carry out works Land use planning and environmental issues Acquisitions and disposals of property portfolios at commercial auctions High street shops, agricultural or development land to hotels and office blocks.

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

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