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Reasons to use our Strood conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Solicitor conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal links with Strood estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often based many kilometers away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Strood
  • 3 The accumulation of transactions means that Strood property lawyer have established excellent links with Strood local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in Strood.
  • 4 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Strood is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 5 Our site offers largest domestic conveyancing directory listing lender approved property lawyers conducting conveyancing in Strood governed by the SRA or CLC.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Strood since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Strood

I am need of leasehold conveyancing for a flat in a fairly new development (6 years built) in Strood. 95% of the properties are already disposed of. Do I need carry out the conveyancing searches as part of conveyancing in Strood?

You would be putting yourself at risk in failing carrying out Strood conveyancing searches. Without searches you have no clarity over flooding, environmental etc which may mean you walk away due to potential problems down the line. If you are buying without a mortgage there is no legal requirement to have them, but we would strongly advise in the strongest possible terms that your conveyancer conducts them. If speed and expenses are primary concerns you should consider with your solicitor about the options such as contingency insurance available to you

Please explain the implications if my lawyer’s firm is expelled from the Principality Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Strood?

The first thing to point out is that, this is very unlikely to happen. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.

I have todaybeen informed that Action Conveyancing have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Strood 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 previous owner?

The quickest way to see if the property is in your name, 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 Strood conveyancing specialists.

I am buying 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.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Strood

    Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. 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.

Last December I purchased a leasehold house in Strood. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Strood Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Queries before buying

    How many years are left on the lease? Is there a share of the freehold? What is the name of the managing agents?

I have recently had an offer accepted on a leasehold flat in Strood and the mortgage adviser that we are dealing with suggested his solicitor. They quoted £900 plus VAT and 3rd party costs. Does this sound reasonable?

Don't just go on a single estimate. One should seek like-for-like quotes for your conveyancing in Strood. Then pick one that you are comfortable with and crucially, is on the approved panel of the lender that you have applied for a mortgage from.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Strood regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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 practicing in commercial conveyancing in Strood. This will likely include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • 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
  • Kingsley Smith Solicitors Llp, 81 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE
  • The Kingsley Smith Trustee Company, 81 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE

Planning law solicitors in Strood regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Strood with expertise in planning law. This should include advice on special planning controls
  • The Kingsley Smith Trustee Company, 81 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE
  • Kingsley Smith Solicitors Llp, 81 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE

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