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New Romney Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of cases in New Romney that are buy to let is 8%
  • 2 83% freehold and 17% leasehold conveyancing in New Romney for this year to date
  • 3 Average time frame of 29 days for registration of title in New Romney
  • 4 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £7,791
  • 5 The most common indemnity insurance policies for New Romney conveyancing is Chancel

Examples of recent conveyancing in New Romney since July 2021*


of semi property, Newlands, TN29 0EY completing on 23/07/2021 at a price of £268,500. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer


of house premises, Laurel Avenue, TN29 0SN completing on 22/07/2021 at a price of £270,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, securing official copies of the title, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer


of semi property, Leonard Road, TN28 8RZ completing on 28/07/2021 at a price of £325,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties


of semi-detached residence, Old Bakery Close, TN29 0XS completing on 09/08/2021 at a price of £360,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: securing official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in New Romney

Do the conveyancing practitioners Indexed on your site carry out auction conveyancing in New Romney?

We know of a few niche lawyers we can connect you with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. New Romney is just one of hundreds of locations in which our lawyers are based.

The New Romney conveyancing firm that I recently instructed on my house acquisition in New Romney have without warning shut down. I only went with them because I needed a solicitor on the Nationwide conveyancing panel and my family New Romney lawyer was not. I wrote them a cheque for £250 in advance. What are my options?

If you have an estate agent involved then inform them straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to help.

I have todayfound out that Stirling Law have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in New Romney for a purchase of a freehold house 10 months ago. How can I establish that my home is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest way to see if the premises is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of New Romney conveyancing specialists.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in New Romney. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in New Romney

    Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.

What makes a New Romney lease defective?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in New Romney. All leases are individual and legal mistakes in the legal wording can sometimes mean that certain sections are erroneous. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Repairing obligations to or maintain elements of the building Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts.

A defective lease can cause problems when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Santander, Bank of Scotland, and Barclays Direct all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to grant the mortgage, forcing the purchaser to withdraw.

Leasehold Conveyancing in New Romney - A selection of Queries Prior to buying

    Does the lease include onerous restrictions? How many years remain on the lease? How is the lease structured?

Being a tenant I am on the hook for a maintenance contribution for my appartment in New Romney. Due to losing my job and personal issues I fell behind with payments. The management company agreed a settlement plan but there is still approximately £2000 left to be paid.

I want to sell and I am worried this will jeopardize the sale if I have to discharge the amount due now. Do I have to settle before - is this practicable?

The conveyancer conducting your New Romney sale should be in a position to negotiate with the management company, with a new to seeing if they would accept settlement out of the sale proceeds. Here is an example of why it might be good to select a conveyancing practitioner in New Romney as they may well have an open line of communication with the management company.

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What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in New Romney?

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding buying and selling property and cover conveyancing nationwide not just New Romney. If appointed a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you should:
  • Enjoy the benefit of an honest and lawful service.
  • Receive a high standard of legal services.
  • Enjoy the benefit of your conveyancing dealt with using care, skill and diligence.
  • Be supplied with a high quality of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Have 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 individual needs taken into account should a complaint be made.
  • Have a speedy, independent and comprehensive service if if a complaint is made about your conveyancing in New Romney.

Home buying conveyancing in New Romney ordinarily comprises the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Conducting New Romney searches for the property
  • Considering the draft contract pack and other documentation collated by the seller’s property lawyer
  • Submitting queries with the owner’s property lawyer
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase contract
  • Examining replies prepared by the seller to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer document
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the loan offer: (where appropriate)
  • Drawing up and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the change in ownership and the home loan (if applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in New Romney almost always entails the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Following instructions from the mortgage company (where applicable)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing adjustments to the draft Transfer
  • Communicating with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the change in ownership and the mortgage (if appropriate) at the HM Land Registry.

Neighboring Locations

Ashford Kent
New Romney

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

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