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Cheap conveyancing in Margate does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Margate Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time frame of 31 days for registration of title in Margate
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £6,168
  • 3 Average time from start to moving day was 93 days for conveyancing in Margate
  • 4 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Margate is 10% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 5 116 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Margate

Examples of recent conveyancing in Margate since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Margate

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Margate is not listed on my mortgage company's conveyancing panel that there is a problem with the quality of the firm’s conveyancing?

It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are plenty of plausible explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) lack of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should contact the Margate conveyancing practice and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your mortgage company.

What is the best way to check that the solicitor carrying out my conveyancing in Margate is on the lender’sapproved panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Accord Mortgages Ltd thus paying £175.00 in additional conveyancing charges.

Feel free to take advantage of the search tool on this web page. Please choose the mortgage company and type ‘Margate’ or your preferred area and you will discover numerous conveyancers located in Margate or nearest you.

Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Margate. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I would like to complain about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

Most 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. We understand that complaints to a lender are resolved very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.

I recently had an offer agreed on an apartment in Margate. My mortgage broker recommended their conveyancers. I paid an advanced payment of £225. Soon after, the solicitor contacted me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Yorkshire BS 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 Yorkshire BS 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.

About to purchase flat in Margate. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the RBS conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Margate lawyer is on the RBS conveyancing panel.

I'm buying my first flat in Margate with a loan from Barclays Direct. The developers refused to move on the price so I negotiated 6k of fixtures and fittings instead. The sale representative suggested that I not inform my solicitor about this side-deal as it will adversely affect my mortgage with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

My business partner and I are planning to take an assignment of a lease of a shop on a shopping parade. Can you recommend conveyancers offering fixed fees for commercial conveyancing in Margate for below 2k?

We can recommend firms who have well rounded knowledge of commercial conveyancing in Margate, including the disposal and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. If you are hoping to buy or sell a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a whole business we can put you in touch with the right lawyer. Regarding the costs these will vary based on the structure and terms of the proposed transaction. Please provide us with your contact information or call us so that we may furnish you with a detailed commercial conveyancing quote.

Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the sale of our £175,000 maisonette in Margate next Tuesday. The landlords agents has quoted £420 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge exorbitant fees for a flat conveyance in Margate?

Margate conveyancing on leasehold apartments more often than not requires the purchaser’s lawyer sending questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to answer such questions the majority will be content to do so. They are at liberty to levy a reasonable charge for responding to enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average costs for the information that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some cases it is above £800. The administration charge levied by the landlord must be sent together with a summary of rights and obligations in relation to administration fees, without which the invoice is technically not due. Reality however dictates that one has little choice but to pay whatever is demanded if you want to sell the property.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Margate - Sample of Queries before Purchasing

    The majority of Margate leasehold flats will have a service charge for the upkeep of the building invoiced on behalf of the management company. If you acquire the apartment you will have to pay this liability, usually quarterly accross the year. This could differ from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large common grounds. There will also be a ground rent to be met annual, ordinarily this is not a large figure, say around £25-£75 but you should to enquire as on occasion it can be prohibitively expensive. In the main the outlay for major works are not wrapped into the service charges, although a few managing agents in Margate obliged leasehold owners to pay into a sinking fund created for the specific purpose of building a fund for major works. Who are the managing agents?

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Margate

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Margate with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • 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 small selection of solicitors in Margate practicing in commercial conveyancing in Margate. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • 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

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Margate?

Licensed Conveyancers deal with the transfer of the legal title of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales as well as Margate. When instructing a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you should:
  • Have an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Have a high standard of legal services.
  • Have your conveyancing dealt with using care, skill and legal know-how.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Be supplied with a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your individual needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Receive a timeous, objective and comprehensive service if if a complaint is registered about your conveyancing in Margate.

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

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