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Main reasons to use our service to help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Rochester

  • 1 You can gain comfort when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Rochester has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 2 Rochester lawyers work in conjunction with Rochester estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 3 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Rochester have a grasp oflocal issues peculiar to Rochester and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 4 Regardless alternative solicitors may claim it just might be necessary to visit your solicitor to sign contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a conveyancing transaction without having to include the postman into the mix.
  • 5 Property lawyer conveyancing lawyers have excellent personal connections with Rochester selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Rochester since November 2023*

Conveyance

of apartment Maidstone Road ME1 3EA, at a price of £135,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Sale

of terraced residence, Ravenswood Avenue, ME2 3BY completing on 10/11/2023 at a price of £320,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of semi residence, Ashenden Close, ME2 4PE completing on 10/11/2023 at a price of £448,500. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of semi-detached premises, Sturla Road, ME4 5QL completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £195,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rochester

Would the conveyancing solicitors that you recommend conduct right to buy conveyancing in Rochester?

We do have a variety of conveyancing experts carrying out right to buy conveyancing work Please contact us to secure a costs illustration.

We are planning to acquire a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Rochester who is on the Clydesdale approved panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Clydesdale . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Rochester.

The Rochester conveyancing lawyers that I appointed last week on my house acquisition in Rochester have suddenly closed. I chose them because I had to have a solicitor on the TSB conveyancing panel and my previous Rochester lawyer was not. I gave my credit card details for them to take £195 for searches. What do I do now?

Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know immediately 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 should appoint new lawyers that are on the TSB 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 lawyers should be in a position to assist.

I'm buying a new build house in Rochester with a mortgage from Skipton Building Society. The sellers would not move on the amount so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The property agent told me not reveal to my solicitor about the deal as it would put at risk my mortgage with the bank. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Rochester is the location of the property. Can you offer any advice?

Flying freeholds in Rochester are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Rochester you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Rochester may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

My solicitors in Rochester have advised me that they can not locate my conveyancing file. At the time of my purchase I took out a mortgage with the bank. Is it case that being on the bank conveyancing panel they need to have retained the file for a number of years?

It very much depends from lender to lender but many of the Terms and Conditions of Conveyancing Panel Appointment require the file to be held for a period of 6 years. That being said we have not seen a copy of the mortgage company Conveyancing Panel Terms. It might be worth you contacting the lender directly.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Rochester

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Rochester practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Bassets, 156 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1ET
  • Sara Binning Solicitors, Dickens Suite, Cheldgate House, 45 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LP
  • Dakers Marriott Dugdale Limited, Unit 3 Exeter House, Beaufort Court, Sir Thomas Longley Road, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4FE
  • Winch & Winch, 5 New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6AR
  • Stephens & Son Llp, Rome House, 41 Railway Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4RP

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Rochester regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Rochester practicing in commercial conveyancing in Rochester. This may include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Bassets, 156 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1ET
  • Dakers Marriott Dugdale Limited, Unit 3 Exeter House, Beaufort Court, Sir Thomas Longley Road, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4FE
  • Winch & Winch, 5 New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6AR
  • The Kingsley Smith Trustee Company, 81 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE
  • Kingsley Smith Solicitors Llp, 81 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Rochester regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Rochester but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Raymond Beer & Co Ltd, 16 Manor Road, ME4 6AG
  • Homden Property Lawyers, 26 Sharfleet Drive, ME2 2UA

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

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