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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Sandgate conveyancing

Reasons to use our Sandgate conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The Sandgate conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and remortgagors in Sandgate
  • 2 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor in the main results in a more bespoke service. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your matter is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 3 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Sandgate are familiar with the local issues peculiar to Sandgate and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and speedier conveyancing.
  • 4 The accumulation of transactions means that Sandgate conveyancer have established valuable connections with Sandgate local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your home move in Sandgate.
  • 5 Sandgate conveyancers have a crucial edge when it comes to Sandgate conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can affect your home move

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sandgate since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sandgate

It has come to my attention via my financial adviser that my Sandgate the law firm I have appointed is not on the lender Conveyancing panel. How can I be certain if this is indeed the case?

The first thing you need to do is to call your Sandgate lawyer directly. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to notify you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the approved list of lawyers for your lender.

I am buying a terraced house in Sandgate. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Sandgate you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Sandgate.

I note that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I need chancel insurance when acquiring a house in Sandgate? or I am told that there is an ancient law that could mean that homeowners living in a parish church boundary will be compelled to contribute towards maintenance towards the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this appropriate for conveyancing in Sandgate?

Unless a previous purchase of the property completed after 12 October 2013 you can take it that lawyers handling conveyancing in Sandgate to continue to advocate a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

I'm remortgaging my primary home to a BTL mortgage with Godiva Mortgages Ltd and I will use the rest of the raised equity as a deposit on another house. The location we are looking at is Sandgate. Will your solicitors be able to act for both sets of banks and tie in the transactions?

Do use our comparison tool on this page to be sure that the solicitors are on the relevant lender panels. Assuming that they are your conveyancer should be able to connect the two deals but you should talk with you conveyancer and specify your expectations and needs.

My husband and I are a couple of weeks into a leasehold purchase having been recommend to conveyancers by the selling agent to do our conveyancing in Sandgate. We are not happy. Can you help me find new lawyers?

A solicitor would have to be really poor to suggest diss instructing them. Has the loan offer been sent? If so you need to make them aware of the replacement lawyer and ensure the offer are re-sent. Your conveyancer needs to be on the mortgage company panel to avoid escalating expenses and frustration. So that should be your first question of the new conveyancers. The find a solicitor tool will help you find a lender approved conveyancer for your conveyancing in Sandgate

My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Sandgate. Conveyancing and Halifax mortgage went though with no issue. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing solicitor in Sandgate who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?

First contact the Land Registry to be sure that this person is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to instruct a Sandgate conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for £3. You should note that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

Sandgate Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Queries Prior to buying

    Is there a share of the freehold? On the whole the outlay for major works are not included within maintenance charges, albeit that there some managing agents in Sandgate require leaseholders to contribute towards a reserve fund created for the specific purpose of establishing a fund for larger repairs or maintenance. The majority of Sandgate leasehold flats will be liable to pay a service bill for the upkeep of the block levied on behalf of the freeholder. Where you acquire the apartment you will have to pay this amount, usually in instalments accross the year. This can vary from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built blocks. In all probability there will be a rentcharge to be met yearly, normally this is not a large amount, say approximately £50-£100 but you should to check it because on occasion it can be prohibitively expensive.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Sandgate regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Sandgate specialising in commercial conveyancing in Sandgate. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • Frederic Hall Solicitors, York House, 32 Cheriton Gardens, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2UR
  • Worthingtons, 28 Cheriton Gardens, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2AU
  • Bowers & Jessup Solicitors, Westholme Chambers, 134a Sandgate Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2BW
  • Rootes & Alliott, 27 Cheriton Gardens, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2AR
  • Henwood Twenty Two Limited, 147 High Street, Hythe, Kent, CT21 5JN

Purchase conveyancing in Sandgate usually comprises the following:

  • Conveyancing practitioner instructed by the purchaser on acceptance of the offer
  • Checking the title unregistered or registered
  • Carrying out Sandgate property searches with respect to the property
  • Reviewing draft contract pack and other documentation collated by the owner’s property lawyer
  • Raising queries with the seller’s property lawyer
  • Negotiating the purchase agreement
  • Examining replies supplied by the seller to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer document
  • Guiding the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (where applicable)
  • Preparing and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; reporting to the buyer on the contents of the contract pack, pre-contract enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the new ownership and the home loan (if appropriate) at the Land Registry.

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Sandgate 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 bank (where applicable)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing adjustments to the the Transfer deed
  • Corresponding with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the transfer of ownership and the mortgage (where applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

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

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