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  • 1 Personal touch and a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Romney home moves can become significantly more stressful because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
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Examples of recent conveyancing in Romney since June 2022*

Sale

of semi-detached residence, , TN31 7PB completing on 06/07/2022 at a price of £369,430. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of semi residence, Church Hill, TN30 7JT completing on 07/07/2022 at a price of £1,100,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Disposal

of semi-detached residence, Rye Road, TN31 7UN completing on 08/07/2022 at a price of £845,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s lawyers

Transfer

of semi-detached residence, Hilltop Drive, TN31 7HT completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £249,999. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Romney

When scouring moneysavingexpert.com for a recommended solicitor in Romney, most comment that I should look for a CQS kitemarked solicitor. What is CQS?

The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised kitemark for legal experts in home moving process, trusted by some of the UK's major mortgage companies. Four years ago the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Association of British Insurers (ABI). CQS is not a scheme offered by the Society for Licensed Conveyancers. Romney is one of the many areas in England and Wales where there are CQS lawyers.

Can I be sure that the Romney conveyancing solicitor on the Kent Reliance panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Romney getting recommendations is a sensible starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always recommend that you speak with the solicitor conducting your conveyancing.

We have a mortgage agreed in principle with Principality. Romney conveyancing lawyers have been appointed. How long does it take for Principality to issue the offer to the conveyancer?

There is no definitive answer here. Have Principality done the survey? Have you advised Principality as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Principality conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.

I have paid off my mortgage with Principality. I assume I don't need a Romney conveyancer on the Principality panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Principality mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Principality mortgage from the register. Principality, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Principality has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Principality has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Principality mortgage has been paid off.

What can a local search reveal regarding the house we're buying in Romney?

Romney conveyancing often commences with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations such as Xpress Legal The local search plays an important role in many a Romney conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any unpleasant once you have moved into your new home. The search should supply data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject areas.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Romney?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Romney. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in Romney. I happened to chance upon a site which looks to be the perfect offering If it is possible to get all the legals completed via web that would be ideal. Should I be concerned? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

I am looking at a two flats in Romney which have approximately forty five years unexpired on the lease term. should I be concerned?

There are no two ways about it. A leasehold apartment in Romney is a wasting asset as a result of the shortening lease. The nearer the lease gets to zero years unexpired, the more it adversely affects the marketability of the premises. For most buyers and lenders, leases with less than eighty years become less and less marketable. On a more upbeat note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of premises with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Romney conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. You may find he or she is happy to negotiate informally and willing to consider your offer straight off, without having to involve anyone else. This will save you time and money and it could help you reach a lower price on the lease. You need to ensure that the agreed terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

Romney Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments? Who is in charge of the block? Be sure to investigate if there are any onerous restrictions in the lease. For example some leases prohibit pets being permitted in in a block in Romney. If you like the propertyin Romney however your cat is not allowed to live with you then you have a very difficult decision.

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

Licensed Conveyancers support the transfer of ownership of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing countrywide not just Romney. If instructing a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you should:
  • Enjoy the benefit of an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Have a high standard of legal services.
  • Have your matters dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Be supplied with a high quality of service due to your conveyancer’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 level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your individual needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Receive a timeous, objective and comprehensive service where making a complaint about your conveyancing in Romney about your conveyancing in Romney.

Residential conveyancing in Romney almost always consists of the following:

  • Solicitor instructed by the seller on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and related documents
  • Forwarding draft papers to the conveyancing practitioner acting for the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and responding to additional enquires from the buyer’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Finalising the transfer document
  • Answering requisitions prepared by the buyer’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and sending funds to the seller, the estate agent and paying off the home loan (if relevant)

Romney commercial property solicitors draw on a full range of commercial expertise offering advice on numerous aspects of commercial property law

    Development, including options, overage agreements, JCT building contracts General advice on title or other property issues Property finance for investment and development loans for lenders and borrowers Acquisitions and disposals of property portfolios at commercial auctions Formation of commercial management companies Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities

Neighboring Locations

Tenterden
Ashford Kent
Kingsnorth
Romney
New Romney
Rye
Winchelsea

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

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