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Reasons to use our Snodland conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Snodland lawyer are the key to a successful Snodland conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 2 We are the UKs largest residential conveyancing directory listing bank approved property lawyers conducting conveyancing in Snodland regulated and authorised by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Snodland is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Snodland solicitors have a crucial advantage when it comes to Snodland conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can affect your home move
  • 5 Personal touch and pure property expertise are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Snodland property deals can be made a lot more complicated as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Snodland since July 2021*

Sale

of house property, May Street, ME6 5AZ completing on 30/07/2021 at a price of £235,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title

Transfer

of detached residence property, Brook Lane, ME6 5JS completing on 03/08/2021 at a price of £315,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of terraced property, St Peters Place, ME20 7TF completing on 26/07/2021 at a price of £270,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Disposal

of terraced residence, Maple Close, ME20 6NG completing on 03/08/2021 at a price of £375,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Snodland

We had appointed solicitors based in Snodland on the Nationwide solicitor panel. They are now charging me a supplemental fee for handling the Nationwide mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Nationwide?

As unfair as it may seem, as long as it’s in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your solicitor is entitled to charge a fee for this. This charge is not set by Nationwide but by your Snodland lawyer. Plenty of firms on the Nationwide panel will quote an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.

Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with HSBC. Snodland conveyancing practitioners were selected. How long does it take for HSBC to send the offer to the conveyancer?

There is no definitive answer here. Have HSBC conducted the survey? Have you advised HSBC as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the HSBC conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

I'm spending time looking at houses in Snodland and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it wise to have my solicitor on ‘stand by’? I intend to finance via a home loan with Santander.

It would be advisable to instigate your search sooner rather than later. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their details on to the selling agent. As you are taking out a mortgage with Santander, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Santander conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

I have recentlyfound out that Stirling Law have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Snodland for a purchase of a leasehold flat 12 months ago. How can I check that my home is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest method to check if the premises is registered to you, you can make 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 Snodland conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in Snodland differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Snodland contact us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because new home sellers in Snodland usually buy the real estate, 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 property lawyers 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 Snodland or who has acted in the same development.

In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial premises in Snodland and how can you help?

The 1954 Act gives a safeguard to commercial lessees, giving them the a statutory right to make a request to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease reaches an end. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act for protection and assist with commercial conveyancing in Snodland

I am using a search engine for the words cheap conveyancing in Snodland it brings up numerous property lawyersin the vicinity. How do I determine which is the suitable property lawyer for me?

The best way of finding the right conveyancer is via personal recommendation, so ask colleagues and family who have acquired a property in Snodland or the local estate agent or mortgage broker. Fees for conveyancing in Snodland vary, so it's advisable to secure a minimum of four costs illustrations from varying types of property lawyers. Make sure that you know that the costs are assured not to to be inflated.

Can you offer any advice when it comes to appointing a Snodland conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

If you are instructing a conveyancer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Snodland conveyancing practice) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggest that you talk with two or three firms including non Snodland conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be helpful:

    How many lease extensions has the firm completed in Snodland in the last twenty four months?

Leasehold Conveyancing in Snodland - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

    Are any of leasehold owners in arrears of their service charge liability? What is the maintenance charge and ground rent on the flat? What is the name of the managing agents?

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Snodland regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Snodland specialising in commercial conveyancing in Snodland. This may include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Bassets, 156 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1ET
  • Winch & Winch, 5 New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6AR
  • Brachers Llp, Somerfield House, 57-59 London Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8JH
  • Stephens & Son Llp, Rome House, 41 Railway Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4RP
  • The Kingsley Smith Trustee Company, 81 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Snodland regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Snodland but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • K L Property Lawyers Limited, Town House, ME19 6LU
  • Homden Property Lawyers, 26 Sharfleet Drive, ME2 2UA
  • Raymond Beer & Co Ltd, 16 Manor Road, ME4 6AG
  • Andrew Lee & Co, 93-95 High Street, ME14 1SA

Planning law solicitors in Snodland regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Snodland practicing in planning law. This will likely include advice on development on contaminated land
  • Brachers Llp, Somerfield House, 57-59 London Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8JH
  • The Kingsley Smith Trustee Company, 81 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE
  • Kingsley Smith Solicitors Llp, 81 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE
  • Whitehead Monckton Limited, Monckton House, 72 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BL

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

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