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Tunbridge Wells Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £14,253
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 3 June was the busiest month and May was the next busiest month while October was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells
  • 4 133 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Tunbridge Wells
  • 5 Average time frame of 70 days for registration of title in Tunbridge Wells

Examples of recent conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells

My partner’s dad is a solicitor. I suspect that I can be offered preferential pricing for conveyancing, but if not, what kind of figure should I be expecting for conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells?

Do contrast pricing. Do use our comparison tool on this page. The charges seem to vary but service levels do differ between solicitors as is the case with the vast majority of professional services.

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells is more expensive?

The conveyancing costs on a leasehold property in Tunbridge Wells is often higher as compared to a freehold property. This is because there is an amount of additional work necessary in communicating with the freeholder and management company to obtain evidence concerning whether the rent and service charges have been discharged and whether there are any significant expenditure in the near future on repairs or maintenance of the block.

About to place a bid on a leasehold apartment in Tunbridge Wells. The estate agents tell me that it is usual for flats in Tunbridge Wells to have less than 75 years left on the lease. I am expecting a mortgage with Accord Mortgages. Is this going to be acceptable if the lease has 70 years left.

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are obtaining a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Accord Mortgages have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 16/5/2022 the requirements read as follows :

85 years from the date of completion of the mortgage. Please ensure that you explain the implications of a short term lease to the borrower.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Tunbridge Wells ahead of instructing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor has said that some banks tend not issue a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different requirements from Nationwide. If you contact us we can check with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Tunbridge Wells. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Tunbridge Wells to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

In relation to leasehold conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells what are the most frequent lease defects?

Leasehold conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells is not unique. All leases are drafted differently and drafting errors can result in certain clauses are erroneous. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Insurance obligations Repairing obligations to or maintain elements of the property

A defective lease will likely cause problems when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Barclays , Norwich and Peterborough Building Society, and Alliance & Leicester all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the purchaser to pull out.

I purchased a ground floor flat in Tunbridge Wells, conveyancing formalities finalised 10 years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Corresponding flats in Tunbridge Wells with an extended lease are worth £265,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 per annum. The lease ends on 21st October 2098

You have 76 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to range between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as costs.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Tunbridge Wells. I need to find out if they are listed on the bank's approved list of lawyers. Can you help?

You should phone your conveyancer to enquire if they are on the bank's panel. If that does not help get in touch with us and we can make some checks for you. If they are not on the lender panel we can certainly arrange a reputable conveyancing solicitor in Tunbridge Wells on the panel for your mortgage company.

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Tunbridge Wells

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Tunbridge Wells with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • 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

Home selling conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells normally entails the following:

  • Solicitor instructed by the seller once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and associated documents
  • Submitting draft papers to the property lawyer retained by the purchaser
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and answering additional enquires from the purchaser’s property lawyer
  • Agreeing the transfer document
  • Replying to requisitions prepared by the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Accepting the sale proceeds and sending funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (if applicable)

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

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