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Top reasons to use our service to help you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Meopham

  • 1 Using a a family Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more personalised service. Online forums often suggest that in using a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 2 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 would hope for.
  • 3 No matter what any alternative companies advise it could be necessary to pop into your conveyancer to execute contracts. There are enough parties involved in a house sale without needing to include Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 4 Our site offers most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory service identifying mortgage company approved law firms conducting conveyancing in Meopham registered with the SRA or CLC.
  • 5 The Meopham conveyancing firms that are identified are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Meopham

Examples of recent conveyancing in Meopham since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Meopham

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Meopham costs more?

Meopham leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.

Do I have to have a meeting at the offices of the solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Meopham so that I can attend their offices if required.

Nowadays conveyancing panel lawyers for mortgage companies undertake all of the work via Royal Mail, e-mail or over phone calls. This means that they can undertake the conveyancing transaction regardless of where you live in England or Wales. That being said you should check if you can still book an appointment to visit conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.

Should my conveyancer be raising enquiries regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Meopham.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers dealing with homes in Meopham. Some people will buy a property in Meopham, fully expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Conveyancers are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous checks that can be carried out by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which can figure out the risks in Meopham. The standard property information forms supplied to a buyer’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a usual question of the seller to find out whether the property has ever been flooded. If flooding has previously occurred and is not revealed by the seller, then a buyer could commence a compensation claim as a result of such an inaccurate response. The purchaser’s solicitors will also order an enviro report. This will indicate if there is any known flood risk. If so, further inquiries should be initiated.

I got the keys to my apartment on 16 September and the transaction details are still not registered. Need I be worried? My conveyancing solicitor in Meopham expressed confidence that it should be dealt with in less than a month. Are transfers in Meopham particularly slow to register?

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Meopham registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timeframes can vary subject to the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry must send notices to any interested persons or bodies. As of today approximately 80% of such applications are fully addressed in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be protracted delays. Registration occurs after the new owner is living at the property therefore post completion formalities is not usually top priority but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor can contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

My uncle has encouraged me to use his conveyancers in Meopham. Should I use them?

Much as we are happy to recommend a Meopham conveyancing lawyer it’s preferable to find a conveyancing lawyer is to seek guidance from friends or family who have previously instructed the solicitor that you are considering.

I acquired a property in Meopham last 1/10/2019 and to date it is still not recorded with the Land Registry. It was part of a development site and my conveyancer told me that it can take 12 months to complete the registration formalities. I have contacted HM Land Registry directly and they say that the original application was cancelled due to failure to reply to requisitions. What can I do?

get in touch with your solicitor - Where you are unsatisfied with the responses, find out about their firm’s complaints process and amplify your problem to a Complaints Manager. Registrations for Meopham conveyancing are not known to be significantly delayed.

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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

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Meopham regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Meopham but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Homden Property Lawyers, 26 Sharfleet Drive, ME2 2UA
  • K L Property Lawyers Limited, Town House, ME19 6LU

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

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding purchasing and selling property and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales as well as Meopham. If using a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you are entitled to:
  • Have an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Be supplied with a high standard of legal services.
  • Receive your matters dealt with using care, skill and diligence.
  • 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 standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your specific needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Be provided with a speedy, impartial and comprehensive service when if a complaint is registered about your conveyancing in Meopham.

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

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