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Tonbridge Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Tonbridge is 25% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 2 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Tonbridge conveyancing is Chancel
  • 3 78% freehold and 22% leasehold conveyancing in Tonbridge for this year to date
  • 4 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 5 Percentage of cases in Tonbridge that are buy to let is 9%

Examples of recent conveyancing in Tonbridge since September 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Tonbridge

I am need of leasehold conveyancing for a flat in a fairly new development (6 years old) in Tonbridge. The vast majority the appartments are already occupied. Is it really necessary to order local searches for my conveyancing in Tonbridge?

If you getting a loan, your bank will require some (many) of the searches so you'll have no choice. If not, then Tonbridge conveyancing searches are optional. Your lawyer, will ’encourage’, perhaps in the strongest possible terms, that you should have the searches done, but he or she has a professional duty to do this. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it may be of interest to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. But if you choose to instruct your lawyer to proceed without searches then your lawyer will have to follow your instructions or ask you to appoint a different lawyer for your conveyancing in Tonbridge.

My property lawyer in Tonbridge is not listed on the Aldermore Conveyancing Panel. Is it possible for me to retain my family solicitor even though they are not on the Aldermore list of approved lawyers?

The limited options open to you here include:

  1. Carry on with your preferred Tonbridge lawyers but Aldermore will need to instruct a lawyer on their panel. This will result in additional overall conveyancing fees as well as result in frustration.
  2. Choose a new solicitor to act in the purchase, remembering to check they are Aldermore approved.
  3. Persuade your Aldermore based solicitor to try to join the Aldermore panel

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Tonbridge. Conveyancing is required. What happens now?

Having legally committed yourself to purchase you must appoint a conveyancing lawyer as a matter of urgency as you are facing a pending a fixed date to complete the property. An auction property will ordinarily have an associated legal pack. This will include most,if not all of the documents that your solicitor will need. Where you are dealing with leasehold property the conveyancing papers should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation specific to leasehold premises. You must pass this on to the solicitor working for you at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that you have funds organised to complete on the date specified in the contract.

Completion of my purchase has taken place for my property in Tonbridge. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I would like to complain about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge a complaint?

Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are sorted out effectively and efficiently. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.

I can not work out if my mortgage offer requires a lease extension. I have telephoned my Tonbridge building society branch on various occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they will lend. My Tonbridge conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- called to say that they refuse to lend in accordance with their specific requirements. Who do I believe?

Provided that the conveyancing practitioner is on the bank panel, she or he must adhere to the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook provisions for the bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the mortgage company will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

2 months have gone by following my purchase conveyancing in Tonbridge took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I was recommended by a number of property agents in Tonbridge to locate a conveyancer on your site. What’s the financial upside for Estate Agents to offer your services over another?

We don’t make any referral fee for sending work in our direction. We thought it would be too underhand a fee as a client could think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

What is the reason for new build conveyancing in Tonbridge being more expensive?

Buying a brand new property is significantly different from the standard house purchase conveyancing in Tonbridge. For a start housebuilders usually demand contracts to exchange very quickly, the result being a a great deal of pressure on your solicitor to ensure everything is in order. Furthermore new build conveyancing often necessitate examination of adoption of highways, drains, planning considerations, building warranties or architects certificates. Mortgage company obligations are also more detailed. Given the complex nature of the process for these types of properties, the conveyancing new build fees are higher than normal.

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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 firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Tonbridge specialising in planning law. This may include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • 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

Tonbridge commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on a number of issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Industrial and warehouse premises Development, including options, overage agreements, JCT building contracts Sale or acquisition of commercial property investments, including at auction complex procedures concerning renewal, rent reviews, dilapidations and the many obligations encountered by Landlords and Tenants of commercial premises Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 procedures, including serving section 25 and 26 notices

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

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