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Reasons to use our Paddock Wood conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 On the balance of probabilities the other side’s conveyancers are located in Paddock Wood - if so sets of solicitors will be on good working terms
  • 2 The organisations shown on our web pages have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 3 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor generally results in a more bespoke service. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 Conveyancer conveyancing firms have excellent personal connections with Paddock Wood selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Paddock Wood lawyer 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 conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Paddock Wood since April 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Paddock Wood

Unfortunately I am unable to travel far from Paddock Wood. Can you please spell out why all Paddock Wood lawyers aren't automatically on all lender panels?

Banks point to the fact that solicitor-led fraud is considered to be responsible for millions of pounds of fraud every year.The dismissal of law firms off of lender panels started with the rise in mortgage fraud, which prompted a thematic review by the FSA in 2011. Its conclusions included recommendations for lenders to review their conveyancing panels, which triggered a major policy change in the sector. This led to banks and building societies purging less reputable firms from their official list of approved property lawyers .

I own a freehold residence in Paddock Wood yet charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Paddock Wood and has limited impact for conveyancing in Paddock Wood 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 have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.

I got the keys to my home on 9 May and the transaction details is not yet on the land registry website. Need I be worried? My conveyancing solicitor in Paddock Wood said it will be recorded inside ten days. Are transfers in Paddock Wood particularly slow to register?

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Paddock Wood registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can adjust according to the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry must send notices to any third parties. At present approximately three quarters of submission are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but some can be subject to protracted delays. Registration takes place once the new owner is living at the premises therefore an expedited registration is not typically primary concern yet where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer should contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and found one close by in Paddock Wood I like with amenity areas and railway links in the vicinity, however it only has 51 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Paddock Wood in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?

Should you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term may be problematic. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

Should I be wary about brokers that I am dealing with are recommending a nationwide conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Paddock Wood conveyancing firm?

As is the case with lots of professional services, often suggestions from relatives can be worth their weight in gold. Yet there are many players in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, financial adviser and banks may suggest solicitors to retain. On occasion the lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there is an underlying financial incentive behind the recommendation. You have the discretion to appoint your preferred lawyer. However, bear in mind that some banks operate an approved list of solicitors you must use for the mortgage related work in your house move.

Are Paddock Wood conveyancing solicitors duty bound by the Law Society to issue clear conveyancing costs?

Inbuilt into the Solicitors Code of Conduct are prescriptive rules and regulations as to how the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) allow solicitors to publicise their fees to clients.The Law Society have practice note giving advice on how to publicise transparent charges to avoid breaching any such rule. Practice notes are not legal advice issued by the Law Society and is not intended as the only standard of good practice a conveyancing solicitor should adhere to. The Practice Note does, however, constitute the Law Society’s view of acceptable practice for publicising conveyancing charges, and accordingly it’s a recommended read for any solicitor or conveyancer in Paddock Wood or across England and Wales.

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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 small selection of solicitors in Paddock Wood with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Paddock Wood. This could include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • 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

Transfer of Equity conveyancing 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:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the mortgage company (if applicable)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drafting Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Negotiating adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing monies to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the change in ownership and the home loan (where relevant) at the Land Registry.

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

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