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Reasons to use our Tunbridge Wells conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have valuable personal connections with Tunbridge Wells estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 This site is the only site offering you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells will be conducted by a property lawyer on your mortgage lender’s approved panel.
  • 3 The accumulation of transactions means that Tunbridge Wells property lawyer have established excellent links with Tunbridge Wells local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells.
  • 4 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.
  • 5 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Tunbridge Wells is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells since November 2023*

Purchase

of flat Shrublands Court TN2 3PS, sold for £280,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Sale

of terraced property, Station Road, TN3 9NB completing on 27/11/2023 at a price of £725,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion

Disposal

of detached residence residence, Woodview Crescent, TN11 9HD completing on 22/11/2023 at a price of £625,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, ordering official copies of the title, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells

The conveyancer who dealt with my former purchase has quoted £1350 for no sale no fee conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells. I’m selling a Georgian property for £300,000. This seems over the top. Is it above the average fee for conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells?

The quote is slightly on the steep side. Where you are content to spend time contrasting prices you might get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by say a hundred pounds. On the other hand, you couldlive to rue opting for an an unknown conveyancer. If is important to check the firm can represent your lender. Do make use of our comparison tool to select a Tunbridge Wells conveyancing company on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Tunbridge Wells.

I am the registered owner of a freehold premises in Tunbridge Wells yet invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Tunbridge Wells and has limited impact for conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

I am purchasing a property and the lawyer has mentioned Chancel Repair to which the property could be liable given it’s proximity to the area of such a church. She has mentioned insurance. Is this really appropriate for conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells

Unless a prior acquisition of the house took place after 12 October 2013 you can assume that lawyers conducting conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells to remain recommending a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £245,000 and identified one near me in Tunbridge Wells I like with open areas and station nearby, the downside is that it only has 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Tunbridge Wells for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you require a home loan that many years will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you may ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

I work for a long established estate agent office in Tunbridge Wells where we see a few flat sales put at risk as a result of short leases. I have been given inconsistent advice from local Tunbridge Wells conveyancing solicitors. Could you shed some light as to whether the vendor of a flat can instigate the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

Provided that the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the buyer can avoid having to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed before, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.

Alternatively, it may be possible to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

Tunbridge Wells Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Questions you should consider before Purchasing

    Does the lease have onerous restrictions? This question is helpful as a) areas can result in problems for the building as the communal areas may start to deteriorate where repairs are not paid for b) if the tenants have a dispute with the managing agents you will wish to have all the details Who manages the building?

I am thinking of choosing an online lawyer as opposed to a Tunbridge Wells conveyancing practice. Am I making a mistake?

Advantages do exist in having the opportunity to attend a local Tunbridge Wells conveyancing solicitor such as

  • signing papers and and when necessary
  • often being able to speak to someone face-to-face can make a huge difference, particularly for non-standard transactions
  • the ability to complain if things are not going as expected

When analysing quotes, look out for hidden extras. The majority decent Tunbridge Wells high street solicitors give an all-inclusive price. Often online companies appear to offer low cost prices, yet have burried 'extras' in the in the terms and conditions.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Tunbridge Wells regulated by the SRA

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

  • Berry & Berry Llp, 11 Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1JA
  • Buss Murton Law Llp, Wellington Gate, 7-9 Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1HT
  • Thomson Snell & Passmore Llp, 3 Lonsdale Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1NX
  • Core Law Group Llp, 4-6 Dudley Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1LF
  • Parfitt Cresswell Trading As €˜keene Marsland’, Keene Marsland, 6 Clanricarde Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1PH

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Tunbridge Wells regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Tunbridge Wells specialising in commercial conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells. This should include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Berry & Berry Llp, 11 Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1JA
  • Buss Murton Law Llp, Wellington Gate, 7-9 Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1HT
  • Thomson Snell & Passmore Llp, 3 Lonsdale Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1NX
  • Core Law Group Llp, 4-6 Dudley Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1LF
  • Parfitt Cresswell Trading As €˜keene Marsland’, Keene Marsland, 6 Clanricarde Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1PH

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells normally comprises the following:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the bank (where applicable)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Negotiating amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing funds to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the change in proprietorship and the mortgage (where relevant) at the Land Registry.

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

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