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5 reasons to use our service to assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Sheerness

  • 1 The practices shown on our directory have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 2 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 conveyancing
  • 3 Sheerness lawyers work in partnership with Sheerness estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept up to date with progress throughout
  • 4 Using a high street Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more personalised service. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is handled by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 Experience means that Sheerness conveyancer have developed excellent connections with Sheerness local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your home move in Sheerness.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sheerness since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sheerness

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my conveyancer in Sheerness is not listed on my lender's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the standard of his conveyancing?

That is more than likely a wrong assumption to make. There are plenty of reasonable explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) low volume of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Where you are concerned you should simply call the Sheerness conveyancing firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your bank.

My Sheerness conveyancer has discovered a difference when comparing the information in the valuation report and what is revealed within the legal papers for the property. My lawyer says that he must check that the lender is happy with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my solicitor’s stance correct?

Your solicitor must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.

Me and my partner are buying a apartment in Sheerness. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a conveyancer? At some point we have to send money into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our deposit?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

A colleague pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in Sheerness there could be a number of restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external alterations to a property. Is this right?

We are aware of anumerous of properties in Sheerness which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Sheerness should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

We are purchasing a terrace house in Sheerness. The intention is to carry out an extension to the side at the property.Will legal work on the property involve investigations to determine if these works are prohibited?

Your property lawyer will check the deeds as conveyancing in Sheerness can occasionally identify restrictions in the title documents which restrict certain alterations or require the consent of a 3rd party. Some additions require local authority planning permissions and approval in compliance with building regulations. Many locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. It would be prudent to check these things with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

Just bought a terraced house in Sheerness , how long will it take for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing my proprietorship? My Sheerness conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be sure that my ownership is registered.

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Sheerness registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can vary depending on who lodges the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry must send notices to any 3rd parties. At present roughly 80% of such applications are fully addressed within 12 days but some can be subject to protracted delays. Registration takes place after the buyer has moved in to the premises so 'speed' is not always top priority but if it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your conveyancer must contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Sheerness from the perspective of saving time on the sale process?

  • Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Sheerness can be bypassed where you instruct lawyers the minute your agents start advertising the property and ask them to put together the leasehold information needed by the purchasers’ conveyancers.
  • If there is a history of any disputes with your landlord or managing agents it is very important that these are settled before the property is put on the market. The buyers and their solicitors will be reluctant to purchase a flat where there is a current dispute. You may need to swallow your pride and discharge any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to completion of the sale. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose particulars of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is better to present the dispute as over rather than ongoing. You may think that you are aware of the number of years left on your lease but it would be wise to verify this via your conveyancers. A purchaser's conveyancer will be unlikely to recommend their client to proceed with the purchase of a leasehold property the remaining number of years is less than 80 years. It is therefore essential at an early stage that you consider whether the lease term for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your premises on the market for sale. Some Sheerness leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this applies to your lease, it would be prudent to place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers put in hand financial (bank) and professional references. Any bank reference will need to confirm that the buyers are able to meet the annual service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the service charge figures so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their lawyers. If you hold a share in a the Management Company, you should ensure that you hold the original share document. Organising a duplicate share certificate can be a time consuming process and delays many a Sheerness home move. Where a new share is necessary, do contact the company director and secretary or managing agents (where relevant) for this as soon as possible.

Sheerness Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    Make sure you enquire if the the lease includes any onerous restrictions in the lease. For instance it is reasonably common in Sheerness leases that pets are not permitted in certain buildings in Sheerness. If you like the propertyin Sheerness yet your dog is not allowed to make the move with you then you will be presented with a difficult determination. Does the lease contain onerous restrictions?

I am searching for Sheerness online conveyancing estimates. Can I be sure that all the Sheerness firms that are identified on your site are on the mortgage company conveyancing panel?

The solicitor and licensed conveyancing practices listed on our site have assured us via an online form that they are on the mortgage company panel and agreed to advise us to take down their listing in the event of removal off of the mortgage company panel. To date we have not been informed by either a lender or a member of the public that the data about a specific Sheerness conveyancing solicitor being on the mortgage company conveyancing panel is incorrect.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Sheerness regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Sheerness but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • John Copland & Son, 77 High Street, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1TY

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Sheerness regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Sheerness specialising in commercial conveyancing in Sheerness. This should include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • John Copland & Son, 77 High Street, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1TY

Home selling conveyancing in Sheerness ordinarily includes the following:

  • Conveyancing practitioner instructed by the owners once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and associated papers
  • Sending draft papers to the property lawyer acting for the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and replying to supplemental enquires from the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Finalising the transfer deed
  • Replying to requisitions submitted by the purchaser’s property lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and wiring funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (if appropriate)

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

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