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Tonbridge Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Tonbridge is 14% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 2 Average time frame of 64 days for registration of title in Tonbridge
  • 3 85% freehold and 15% leasehold conveyancing in Tonbridge for this year to date
  • 4 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £540
  • 5 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Tonbridge conveyancing is Chancel

Examples of recent conveyancing in Tonbridge since November 2023*

Disposal

of terraced premises, Rodney Avenue, TN10 4JR completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £430,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of detached residence property, Woodview Crescent, TN11 9HD completing on 22/11/2023 at a price of £625,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Transfer

of detached residence premises, Falmouth Place, TN12 6RD completing on 17/11/2023 at a price of £380,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Purchase

of apartment Shrublands Court TN2 3PS, purchased for £280,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Tonbridge

Why would I instruct a Tonbridge conveyancing solicitors firm when online alternatives are so much cheaper?

To take your time to find get 2 or 3 like-for-like quotes for conveyancing costs in Tonbridge and you should seek a competitive quote but don’t become consumed with getting the lowest priced Tonbridge conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a smooth and a frustrating home move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from a trusted lawyer. Emails can't replace a telephone conversation and are no substitute for a one to one appointment. The firms that we work with will find you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor who can handle your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, providing a level of hand holding that you will never get with an online conveyancer. Our lawyers will update you on progress and keep you informed. Should you need to contact the firm you will be sure who to ask for and we'll ensure you are kept fully informed.

Do lenders provide you with an approved list of Tonbridge conveyancing solicitors? How do you know who is on the Barclays conveyancing panel?

Tonbridge conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Barclays conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Barclays directly.

I am buying a new build flat in Tonbridge. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Tonbridge you will have to appoint a solicitor on your bank's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Tonbridge.

A friend recommended that where I am purchasing in Tonbridge I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

This is a search is occasionally included in the estimate for your Tonbridge conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing significant information about Tonbridge around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Tonbridge Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Tonbridge Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Tonbridge.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and found one near me in Tonbridge I like with amenity areas and station in the vicinity, however it's only got 61 years on the lease. There is not much else in Tonbridge for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you need a home loan that many years will likely be an issue. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.

Why is it not possible to complete my conveyancing in Tonbridge on Good Friday?

This is due to the fact that on completion the funds will pass between the banks of the purchaser and seller's property lawyer and currently this can only occur on a business day. So you can't complete on a saturday or sunday either.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Tonbridge regulated by the SRA

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

  • Bailey & Cogger, 139 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1DG
  • Warners Law Llp, Bank House, Bank Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1BL
  • Sean O'connor & Co, 54 The Drive, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2LR
  • Burtons Solicitors Limited, Tyled House, 23a High Street, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4PH
  • Cooperburnett Llp, Napier House, 14-16 Mount Ephraim Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1EE

Planning law solicitors in Tonbridge regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Tonbridge with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Warners Law Llp, Bank House, Bank Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1BL
  • Cripps Llp, Wallside House, 12 Mount Ephraim Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1EG
  • Parfitt Cresswell Trading As €˜keene Marsland’, Keene Marsland, 6 Clanricarde Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1PH
  • Thomson Snell & Passmore Llp, 3 Lonsdale Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1NX
  • Parfitt Cresswell Trading As €˜max Barford & Co.’, Max Barford & Co, 16 Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1QU

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Tonbridge is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Representing mortgage company (if applicable)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Negotiating amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to the appropriate parties
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Registering the transfer of ownership and the mortgage (where 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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