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  • 1 We are the UKs largest residential conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved law firms conducting conveyancing in Meopham regulated and authorised by the SRA or CLC.
  • 2 Regardless other lawyers may claim it could be important to attend your solicitor to execute legal papers. There are enough parties involved in a house sale without having to add the postman into the pot.
  • 3 The Meopham conveyancing practitioners that we work with are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Meopham
  • 4 Meopham conveyancers have a significant edge when it comes to Meopham conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your conveyancing
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Meopham 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 will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Meopham since July 2021*

Transfer

of detached residence residence, Highview, DA13 0TQ completing on 13/08/2021 at a price of £248,500. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Transfer

of terraced property, Old Downs, DA3 7AA completing on 20/07/2021 at a price of £730,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Sale

of terraced premises, Orchard Avenue, DA11 7NX completing on 12/08/2021 at a price of £840,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of terraced residence, Valley Drive, DA12 5TA completing on 27/07/2021 at a price of £315,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Meopham

After what seems like an age a loan offer from Nationwide for the remortgage of my single bedroom maisonette is to be issued imminently. Are you able to propose a low cost conveyancing solicitor in Meopham?

You are on the wrong site if you are in need of the cheapest conveyancing in Meopham. Our intention is to offer cost effective conveyancing but we do not work with the cheapest lawyers. Avoid the trap of appointing brokers seducing you with ninety nine pound conveyancing in Meopham. The optimum result, in choosing a lawyer for low cost conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst it will result in you being stung for additional fees and still not end up with the service expected.

I am the registered owner of a freehold property in Meopham but still charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Meopham and has limited impact for conveyancing in Meopham but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 will be extinguished.

I am buying a terraced house in Meopham. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Meopham you will have to appoint a solicitor on your bank's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Meopham.

My partner and I are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our home in Meopham and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Meopham conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers instructed a web based conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Meopham. We have lived in Meopham for many years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to get clarification that the buyers are looking for.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. What do they say? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)

My wife and I purchased a 4 bedroom Georgian house in Meopham. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and TSB. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Meopham and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also enquire as to the situation with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the work.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Meopham in advance of instructing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. Our surveyor advised that some lenders tend not issue a loan on a flying freehold house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Nationwide. If you call us we can look into this further with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Meopham. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Meopham regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Meopham but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Sharpe & Perl, 23 The Row, New Ash Green, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8JB
  • Hatten Wyatt, 51/54 Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1BD
  • Martin Tolhurst Partnership Llp, 7 Wrotham Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0PD
  • Patrick Lawrence, 5 Railway Place, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AP
  • F S Law Solicitors & Advocates, 27 Milton Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2RF

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Meopham regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Meopham with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Meopham. This could include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Sharpe & Perl, 23 The Row, New Ash Green, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8JB
  • Rex Cowells Solicitors Limited, Old Rectory Business Centre, Springhead Road, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 8HN
  • Hatten Wyatt, 51/54 Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1BD
  • Stantons, 24 Wrotham Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0PA
  • Martin Tolhurst Partnership Llp, 7 Wrotham Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0PD

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Meopham usually includes the following:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the mortgage company (if applicable)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing funds to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the mortgage (where appropriate) at the HM Land Registry.

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

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