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Main reasons to let us assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Sheerness

  • 1 The organisations identified on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 2 Sheerness solicitors have a significant edge when it comes to Sheerness conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 3 Sheerness solicitor are the key to a successful Sheerness conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 4 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Sheerness regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to Sheerness and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and faster conveyancing.
  • 5 Conveyancer conveyancing lawyers have very good personal links with Sheerness estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sheerness since October 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sheerness

I am assisting my mother sell her property in Sheerness. Does the conveyancer arrange the EPC or it is for the owner to see to?

Following the demise of Home Packs, EPC’s was left as a mandatory component of selling a property. An EPC needs to be commissioned before the property is advertised. It is not as aspect of the sale process that solicitors normally organise. If you are instructing a Sheerness conveyancing practitioner they may help arrange energy assessments given their relationships with reputable Sheerness providers

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am wet behind the ears as a 1st time purchaser of a two bedroom flat in Sheerness. Do I pick up the keys to the premises on the completion date from my solicitor? If so, I will instruct a local conveyancing solicitor in Sheerness?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will arrange to send the purchase money to the vendor’s lawyers, and once they have received this, you should be invited to pick up the keys from the Estate Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this occurs between 1 and 3pm.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Sheerness off the council. I have a mortgage offer with UBS. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with UBS, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the UBS conveyancing panel.

I used Stirling Law several years past for my conveyancing in Sheerness. I now require my file however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Sheerness of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

How does conveyancing in Sheerness differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Sheerness approach us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is constructed. This is because developers in Sheerness tend to acquire the site, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Sheerness or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Sheerness ahead of retaining lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor advised that some banks tend not grant a loan on such a house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements from Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can look into this further with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Sheerness. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Sheerness to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

Back In 2004, I bought a leasehold house in Sheerness. Conveyancing and Virgin Money mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1992. The conveyancing practitioner in Sheerness who acted for me is not around. Any advice?

The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to instruct a Sheerness conveyancing practitioner to do this as it can be done on-line for less than a fiver. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

I purchased a leasehold flat in Sheerness, conveyancing was carried out 3 years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Corresponding flats in Sheerness with a long lease are worth £191,000. The ground rent is £55 invoiced annually. The lease terminates on 21st October 2075

With just 53 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £27,600 and £31,800 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

Much to my surprise my conveyancer in Sheerness is asking me for identification documents stating that this forms part of his retainer as a conveyancer on the bank Conveyancing panel. Is this right?

Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offence if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage, your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy the mortgage company. This is not unique to conveyancing in Sheerness

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Sheerness regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Sheerness specialising in commercial conveyancing in Sheerness. This should include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • John Copland & Son, 77 High Street, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1TY

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

Licensed Conveyancers support the transfer of ownership of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing nationwide not just Sheerness. If using a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you are entitled to:
  • Enjoy the benefit of an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of legal services.
  • Receive your conveyancing dealt with using care, skill and diligence.
  • Be supplied with a high quality of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your specific needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Be supplied with a timeous, objective and comprehensive service when making a complaint about your conveyancing in Sheerness about your conveyancing in Sheerness.

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Sheerness normally entails the following:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Representing bank (where applicable)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Negotiating adjustments to the draft Transfer
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing funds to the appropriate parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the change in ownership and the mortgage (where applicable) at the HMLR.

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

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