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Sittingbourne Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 June was the busiest month and July was the next busiest month while April was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Sittingbourne
  • 2 Percentage of cases in Sittingbourne that are buy to let is 9%
  • 3 998 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Sittingbourne
  • 4 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 5 87% freehold and 13% leasehold conveyancing in Sittingbourne for this year to date

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sittingbourne since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sittingbourne

My fiance’s uncle is a conveyancer. I anticipate that I can be offered preferential pricing for conveyancing, but if not, what level of figure should I be expecting for conveyancing in Sittingbourne?

It’s sensible to look for 3 or more like-for-like conveyancing quotes. Make use of our search tool on this page. Whilst charges may vary but service levels do are distinct between law firms as is true with most professions.

My bank has recommended solicitors on their panel based in Sittingbourne but I would rather instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Sittingbourne or nearer to where I live. Are you able to assist?

Far from all Sittingbourne conveyancing practitioners are on all banks conveyancing panel. Use the above find an approved solicitor tool to choose a Sittingbourne conveyancing firm on the on the bank panel.

I require quick conveyancing in Sittingbourne as I have pressure to exchange contracts inside 4 weeks. Fortunately I do not need a mortgage. Can I avoid the conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are not getting a mortgage you have the choice not to have searches carried out although no lawyer would suggest that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Sittingbourne the following are examples of what can show up and therefore affect future saleability: Enforcement Notices, Outstanding Fees, Outstanding Grants, Railway Schemes,...

I have todaybecome aware that Arc property Solicitors have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Sittingbourne for a purchase of a freehold house 10 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest way to check if the premises is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Sittingbourne conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in Sittingbourne differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Sittingbourne contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because new home sellers in Sittingbourne usually purchase 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 conveyancers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Sittingbourne or who has acted in the same development.

My offer on semi in Sittingbourne has been agreed to, but there is a chain. The current proprietors have submitted an offer on a property, although it’s not yet agreed to, and are looking at other flats booked. I have selected a local conveyancing lawyer in Sittingbourne. What do I do now? At what stage should I apply for the mortgage with HSBC?

It is standard to have apprehensions where there is an associated chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket prematurely (mortgage application is in the region of one thousand pounds, then valuation, Sittingbourne conveyancing search fees, etc). The first thing to do is ensure that your conveyancing practitioner is on the HSBC approved list. As to the subsequent steps this very much depends on the uniqueness of your case, desire for the property and on the state of the market. In a buoyant market the majority of home buyers will apply for the mortgage with HSBC and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they pay their lawyer to proceed with the conveyancing in Sittingbourne.

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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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Sittingbourne regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Sittingbourne specialising in commercial conveyancing in Sittingbourne. This should include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • 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

Home buying conveyancing in Sittingbourne ordinarily includes the following:

  • Solicitor instructed by the purchaser on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Ordering Sittingbourne searches for the title
  • Considering the draft sale agreement and other documentation received from the vendor’s conveyancer
  • Raising enquiries with the vendor’s conveyancer
  • Negotiating the purchase contract
  • Reviewing replies given by the seller to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer document
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (if applicable)
  • Drafting 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 completion of the purchase
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the transfer of ownership and the home loan (if appropriate) at the Land Registry.

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

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