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Main reasons to use our service to assist you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Sittingbourne

  • 1 Sittingbourne conveyancers have a significant advantage when it comes to Sittingbourne conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your home move
  • 2 Peace of mind comes when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Sittingbourne has a number to pick from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 3 Sittingbourne property lawyers work in conjunction with Sittingbourne estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept up to date with progress all the way along
  • 4 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Sittingbourne is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 Lawyer conveyancing solicitors have valuable personal connections with Sittingbourne estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sittingbourne since March 2022*

Disposal

of semi property, Linden Close, ME10 1HF completing on 23/03/2022 at a price of £237,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Sale

of semi-detached premises, Cryalls Lane, ME10 1YF completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £550,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sittingbourne

Are the BSA intent on creating a online directory to list firms on the Earl Shilton BS conveyancing panel for example in Sittingbourne?

We would not expect to be advised of any plans on the part of the BSA to promote such a search facility.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Sittingbourne with a mortgage from Barclays . The sellers would not move on the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The sale representative advised me not disclose to my solicitor about the deal as it would adversely affect my mortgage with Barclays . Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

How do I search for a Sittingbourne solicitor on the HSBC Bank conveyancing panel? I am a keen cyclist and am prepared to travel upto 25miles to meet the solicitor.

Feel free to make use of the tool on this website. Please select a bank and your location and you will see a number of Sittingbourne conveyancing lawyers locally. We have listed some Sittingbourne conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can telephone them to check whether they are on the HSBC Bank panel

We're new on the property ladder - had an offer accepted, but the selling agent advised that the vendor will only issue a contract if we instruct the agent's preferred conveyancers as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a family solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Sittingbourne

It is unlikely the sellers are driving this. Should the vendor want ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine buyer is going to damage their objectives. Bypass the agents and go straight to the sellers and make sure they understand (a)you are motivated purchasers (b)you are ready to progress, with finances in place © you have nothing to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you are going to instruct your own,trusted Sittingbourne conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will give the negotiator at the agency a introducer fee or achieve conveyancing figures pre-set by head office.

Planning to exchange soon on a basement flat in Sittingbourne. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they are sending me a report on Monday. What should I be looking out for?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Sittingbourne should include some of the following:

    Do you need to have carpet in the flat or are you allowed wood flooring? You should be sent a copy of the lease What options are available to the landlord where you breach a clause of your lease? The landlord’s rights to access the premises. You should be made aware that your landlord has rights of access as well as be informed how much notice must be provided. The physical ownership of the demise. This could be the flat itself but could also incorporate a roof area or basement if appropriate.
For details of the information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Sittingbourne please ask your solicitor in advance of your conveyancing in Sittingbourne.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Sittingbourne - Sample of Questions you should ask Prior to buying

    Is the freehold owned jointly by the tenants? Who manages the building? It would be sensible to discover as much as possible about the managing agents as they will affect your use and enjoyment of the property. As the proprietor of a leasehold property you are frequently at the mercy of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to daily issues like the tidiness of the common parts. Enquire of other people what they think of their management. On a final note, investigate as to the dates that the maintenance charges are due to the managing agents and specifically what you get for your money.

I am in the process of purchasing my 1st property in Sittingbourne. Conveyancing practitioner already instructed. The financial consultant advised that a survey is not necessary as the property was only constructed in 2002.

At the very least you should order a Home Buyer's Report. As the property was built over a decade ago the property will not benefit from a warranty, so you would be well advised not to take a risk. For a property that age with no signs of defects a Home Buyer's report may suffice. The report should highlight any apparent problems and suggest additional investigation if relevant. If there are any signs of material issues obtain a comprehensive Building Survey from the beginning.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Sittingbourne regulated by the SRA

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

  • Ratcliffes, 22 Park Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1DR
  • Pope & Co, 71 High Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4AW
  • Jarmans Solicitors, Third Floor, Bell House, Bell Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4DH
  • Medway Law Limited, Court Lodge Chambers, Faversham Road, Wichling, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 0DJ
  • V. E. White & Co. Ltd, 10 Parkwood Green, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 9PN

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Sittingbourne

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Sittingbourne practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • Pope & Co, 71 High Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4AW
  • V. E. White & Co. Ltd, 10 Parkwood Green, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 9PN

Domestic conveyancing in Sittingbourne usually includes the following:

  • Conveyancing practitioner instructed by the purchaser once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Ordering Sittingbourne property searches for the title
  • Considering the draft contract and other papers supplied by the seller’s solicitor
  • Submitting enquiries with the owner’s solicitor
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase contract
  • Examining replies provided by the owner to pre-contract enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (where applicable)
  • Drawing up and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Completion of and submitting to HMRC the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the mortgage (where appropriate) at the HM Land Registry.

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

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