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There is a good reason why you won’t find people saying “if only I would have chosen a cheap national firm”! Go local - instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Strood

Main reasons to let us help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Strood

  • 1 Strood conveyancers have a significant edge when it comes to Strood conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your conveyancing
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often located many kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Strood
  • 3 Strood conveyancers work in conjunction with Strood estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and help you need
  • 4 Excellent communication together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Strood home moves can become significantly more protracted because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 5 Strood property lawyer are the key to a successful Strood home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Strood since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Strood

Do I have to attend the offices of the solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Strood so that I can attend their offices if necessary.

As opposed to ten years ago, most banks no longer oblige their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the mortgagors signature. You will still be obliged to provide identification documents and there are still manifest advantages to using a local solicitor, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Strood.

About to purchase a new build flat in Strood. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Strood

    If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.

I opted to have a survey completed on a property in Strood before retaining solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may refuse to grant a mortgage on such a premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can investigate further via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Strood. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Strood especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Strood.

Is it best to go with a Strood conveyancing solicitor based in the area that I am buying? An old friend can execute the legal work however they are based 400kilometers drive away.

The primary upside of using a local Strood conveyancing practice is that you can visit the firm to sign paperwork, hand in your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. They will also have local intelligence which is a plus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If if people you trust instructed your friend and the majority were content that must surpass using an unfamiliar Strood conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being round the corner.

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Strood. Before diving in I would like to find out the number of years remaining on the lease.

If the lease is registered - and almost all are in Strood - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I bought a basement flat in Strood, conveyancing having been completed in 1998. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Comparable flats in Strood with an extended lease are worth £186,000. The ground rent is £55 yearly. The lease expires on 21st October 2075

With 52 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £29,500 and £34,000 plus professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

I have chosen a Strood conveyancing solicitor for our house purchase (first time buyers) and have noticed in the Ts and Cs that they are not regulated by the FCA. Am I right to be concerned or is that standard with property lawyer?

We can't see why they should be. Most solicitor don't lend money. They should be regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, who dictate stringent obligations in relation to monies sitting on client account.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Strood

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Strood specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Sara Binning Solicitors, Dickens Suite, Cheldgate House, 45 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LP
  • Bassets, 156 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1ET
  • Dakers Marriott Dugdale Limited, Unit 3 Exeter House, Beaufort Court, Sir Thomas Longley Road, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4FE
  • Winch & Winch, 5 New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6AR
  • Stephens & Son Llp, Rome House, 41 Railway Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4RP

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Strood regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Strood with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Strood. This should include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Bassets, 156 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1ET
  • Dakers Marriott Dugdale Limited, Unit 3 Exeter House, Beaufort Court, Sir Thomas Longley Road, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4FE
  • Winch & Winch, 5 New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6AR
  • The Kingsley Smith Trustee Company, 81 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE
  • Kingsley Smith Solicitors Llp, 81 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Strood regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Strood but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Homden Property Lawyers, 26 Sharfleet Drive, ME2 2UA
  • Raymond Beer & Co Ltd, 16 Manor Road, ME4 6AG

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

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