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  • 1 Ramsgate solicitors have a crucial advantage when it comes to Ramsgate conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your conveyancing
  • 2 The organisations identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 3 Ramsgate solicitors work in partnership with Ramsgate estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to clients every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 4 Ramsgate solicitor are the key to a successful Ramsgate conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
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Examples of recent conveyancing in Ramsgate since November 2023*


of flat Truro Road CT11 8DS, at sale consideration of £225,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges


of semi-detached premises, Warten Road, CT11 8BL completing on 16/11/2023 at a price of £420,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges


of house property, Donnahay Road, CT12 6RW completing on 15/11/2023 at a price of £335,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion


of semi property, High Street, CT10 1NG completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £195,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ramsgate

My wife and I swapping mortgage lender for our flat in Ramsgate with Santander. We have a son approaching twenty who lives with us. Our solicitor requested us to identify any adults other than ourselves who lives in the flat. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the apartment is repossessed. I have two questions (1) Is this form unique to the Santander conveyancing panel as he never had to sign this form when we bought 5 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this extinguish his rights to inherit the property?

First, rest assured that your Santander conveyancing panel solicitor is doing the right thing as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Santander. This is solely used to protect Santander if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Santander had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

Do commercial conveyancing searches disclose impending roadworks that may affect a commercial site in Ramsgate?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Ramsgate will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Ramsgate. The report sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Ramsgate.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Ramsgate it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can result in delays to Ramsgate commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in Ramsgate.

How does conveyancing in Ramsgate differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Ramsgate approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because developers in Ramsgate typically acquire the real estate, 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 Ramsgate or who has acted in the same development.

I am looking into buying my first house which is in Ramsgate and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Ramsgate. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Ramsgate area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Ramsgate. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

In relation to leasehold conveyancing in Ramsgate what are the most frequent lease problems?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Ramsgate. All leases are unique and drafting errors can result in certain sections are not included. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts. A provision to repair to or maintain parts of the premises

A defective lease will likely cause problems when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Barclays , The Royal Bank of Scotland, and Clydesdale 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 buyer to withdraw.

Ramsgate Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Questions you should ask before Purchasing

    Are there any major works in the near future that will increase the service fees? Are any of leasehold owners in arrears of their service charge payments?

Two months into a sale of a flat in Ramsgate. Conveyancing is fine but we are being charged a fortune from the freeholder. To date we have forked out £237 for a leasehold management information and then another £118 for answers to questions supplied by the purchaser's conveyancer.

Neither you or your lawyer will have any say over the extent of the fee for this information however the average fee for the information for Ramsgate leasehold premises is £380. When it comes to Ramsgate conveyancing transactions it is usual for the vendor to cover the charges. The freeholder or their agents are under no statutory obligation to address such questions most will be content to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices out of proportion to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no statute that mandates set charges for administrative tasks. There is no legal time limit by which they are duty bound to provide answers.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Ramsgate

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Ramsgate specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Geoffrey Borg & Co, 22 King Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 8BG
  • Marsden Duncan, Success House, 49-51 High Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9AG
  • Thorn Drury & Searles, 76 High Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9RS
  • Robinson Allfree, 17-25 Cavendish Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9AL
  • Barnes Marsland Solicitors Limited, 103 High Street, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1JS

Planning law solicitors in Ramsgate regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Ramsgate with expertise in planning law. This should include advice on tree preservation orders
  • Boys & Maughan, India House, Hawley Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1PZ

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

  • Conveyancing practitioner instructed by the owners on acceptance of the offer
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and related documents
  • Supplying draft papers to the lawyer acting for the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and replying to further queries from the buyer’s lawyer
  • Agreeing the transfer deed
  • Responding to requisitions raised by the purchaser’s lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Receiving sale proceeds and wiring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where appropriate)

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

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