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Reasons to use our Sandwich conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Excellent communication and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Sandwich home moves can be made significantly more protracted due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 2 The Sandwich conveyancing practitioners that are identified are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Sandwich
  • 3 Over the years Sandwich lawyer have developed excellent links with Sandwich local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your home move in Sandwich.
  • 4 We are the UKs most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved law firms carrying out conveyancing in Sandwich who are regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 5 The practices identified on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sandwich since June 2022*

Transfer

of terraced premises, Austins Lane, CT13 9BX completing on 08/07/2022 at a price of £355,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of detached residence premises, Upper Strand Street, CT13 9EL completing on 12/07/2022 at a price of £395,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of detached residence residence, Dover Road, CT13 0BX completing on 07/07/2022 at a price of £310,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Purchase

of flat The Old Vicarage CT13 0QT, sold for £85,651. Leasehold conveyancing work included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sandwich

My wife and I have recently acquired a property in Sandwich. We have since encountered a number of issues with the house which we believe were omitted in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? Can you clarify the nature of searches that should have been ordered as part of conveyancing in Sandwich?

The question is not clear as what problems have arisen and if they are unique to conveyancing in Sandwich. Conveyancing searches and investigations initiated during the buying process are supposed to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, the vendor answers a questionnaire referred to as a SPIF. answers provided is inaccurate, then you may have a claim against the seller for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Sandwich.

I own a freehold premises in Sandwich yet charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Sandwich and has limited impact for conveyancing in Sandwich 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 hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

I am intent on selling our home in Sandwich and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. Any high street Sandwich conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the buyers used a national conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Sandwich. Having lived in Sandwich for 4 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation that the buyers are looking for.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Sandwich ahead of appointing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor has said that some lenders will not give a loan on such a property.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. If you call us we can check via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Sandwich. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Sandwich especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Sandwich.

In my capacity as executor for the estate of my uncle I am selling a residence in Newport but reside in Sandwich. My solicitor (approximately 300 kilometers awayhas requested that I sign a statutory declaration ahead of completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Sandwich to attest this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are located in Sandwich

Is it true that a Sandwich conveyancing company taken to court by clients for not carrying out the appropriate conveyancing searches?

We are not aware of such a Sandwich conveyancing matter but according to a recent report, a couple buying a property in Cumbria successfully won a claim against their lawyer due to development plans to build a wind farm failing to be identified in conveyancing searches.

If you are buying in Sandwich It is essential that your lawyer conduct all Sandwich conveyancing searches required making sure that you have accurate and current information ahead of buying a home in Sandwich.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Sandwich

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Sandwich specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Emmerson Brown & Brown, 127 High Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6BD
  • Hardmans, 4-6 Park Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6AQ
  • Paynes Solicitors And Mediators, 38 The Strand, Walmer, Deal, Kent, CT14 7DX
  • Robinson Allfree, 17-25 Cavendish Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9AL
  • Thorn Drury & Searles, 76 High Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9RS

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

  • Conveyancer instructed by the seller on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and related documents
  • Supplying draft papers to the solicitor representing the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and responding to supplemental enquires from the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Negotiating the transfer document
  • Responding to requisitions prepared by the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and sending funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where relevant)

Sandwich commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on numerous aspects of commercial property law

    Advising landlords and tenants in respect of ancillary documentation e.g. licences to alter, assign underlet etc Shops,offices,barn conversions, industrial units, commercial trading estates, retail and leisure developments and large residential estates complex procedures concerning renewal, rent reviews, dilapidations and the many obligations encountered by Landlords and Tenants of commercial premises Subletting, licences and sharing occupation Lease renewals and variations

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

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