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Main reasons to use our service to assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Paddock Wood

  • 1 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Paddock Wood have a grasp oflocal concerns specific to Paddock Wood and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 2 Paddock Wood solicitor are the key to a successful Paddock Wood conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 3 Paddock Wood solicitors work in conjunction with Paddock Wood estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 4 Paddock Wood property lawyers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Paddock Wood is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Paddock Wood since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Paddock Wood

Having been referred to your site we were about to appoint conveyancing solicitor in Paddock Wood listed by you but have come across some other fee calculations via the web look less pricey – how come?

One can find lots of conveyancers advertising what appear to be very low prices. You should think twice as to how important this transaction is to you that you are willing to be penny wise pound foolish in relation to the quality of the legal work. Many of them accentuate a budget quote to entice you but plant additional charges in the fine print..

Can your site be used to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Paddock Wood even where I’m not buying or disposing of a house, for example where I wish to buy an office in Paddock Wood with a mortgage from Bank of Scotland?

The service is mainly used to find domestic conveyancing solicitors in Paddock Wood but we have set out towards the bottom of this page some Paddock Wood commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to speak with the solicitors directly to see if they are also authorised to represent Bank of Scotland

How does conveyancing in Paddock Wood differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Paddock Wood come to us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because builders in Paddock Wood usually buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Paddock Wood or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Paddock Wood before retaining conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. The surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may refuse to issue a loan on such a property.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements from Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can check via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Paddock Wood. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Paddock Wood especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Paddock Wood.

Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Paddock Wood with the intention of saving time on the sale process?

  • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Paddock Wood can be reduced if you instruct lawyers as soon as your agents start marketing the property and ask them to put together the leasehold information needed by the buyers’ solicitors.
  • If you are supposed to have a share in the Management Company, you should make sure that you have the original share document. Organising a duplicate share certificate is often a lengthy process and delays many a Paddock Wood home move. Where a reissued share certificate is necessary, you should approach the company officers or managing agents (where applicable) for this as soon as possible. The majority of landlords or Management Companies in Paddock Wood charge for supplying management packs for a leasehold property. You or your lawyers should discover the actual amount of the charges. The management pack can be applied for on or before finding a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The typical amount of time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most usual reason for delay in leasehold conveyancing in Paddock Wood. If you have carried out any alterations to the premises would they have required Landlord’s approval? In particular have you laid down wooden flooring? Paddock Wood leases often stipulate that internal structural alterations or installing wooden flooring require a licence from the Landlord acquiescing to such alterations. If you fail to have the consents in place you should not contact the landlord without contacting your solicitor in advance.

I purchased a split level flat in Paddock Wood, conveyancing formalities finalised in 1995. How much will my lease extension cost? Similar flats in Paddock Wood with over 90 years remaining are worth £185,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 invoiced every year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2081

With just 60 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £20,000 and £23,000 plus legals.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to visit the offices of the bank conveyancing panel solicitor to execute the legal charge? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Paddock Wood as it will be easier to pop in to their offices if required.

Whereas this was necessary 15 years ago, most lenders no longer require their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the borrowers signature. You will still be obliged to provide ID Documents and there are still distinct advantages to using a local solicitor, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Paddock Wood.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Paddock Wood regulated by the SRA

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

  • Burtons Solicitors Limited, Tyled House, 23a High Street, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4PH
  • Bailey & Cogger, 139 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1DG
  • Warners Law Llp, Bank House, Bank Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1BL
  • Sean O'connor & Co, 54 The Drive, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2LR
  • Cripps Llp, Wallside House, 12 Mount Ephraim Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1EG

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Paddock Wood regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Paddock Wood with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Paddock Wood. This should include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Burtons Solicitors Limited, Tyled House, 23a High Street, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4PH
  • Bailey & Cogger, 139 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1DG
  • Warners Law Llp, Bank House, Bank Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1BL
  • Cripps Llp, Wallside House, 12 Mount Ephraim Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1EG
  • Cripps Secretaries Limited, Wallside House, 12 Mount Ephraim Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1EG

Residential in Paddock Wood is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Checking the title unregistered or registered
  • Conducting Paddock Wood searches for the title
  • Assessing draft contract pack and other documentation forwarded by the owner’s conveyancer
  • Submitting queries with the seller’s conveyancer
  • Negotiating the sale contract
  • Going through replies given by the owner to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the loan offer: (where appropriate)
  • Drawing up and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the purchase and the home loan (where appropriate) at the HMLR.

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

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