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Tunbridge Wells Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £540
  • 2 Average time from start to moving day was 81 days for conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells
  • 3 133 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Tunbridge Wells
  • 4 65% freehold and 35% leasehold conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells for this year to date
  • 5 Average time frame of 91 days for registration of title in Tunbridge Wells

Examples of recent conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells since February 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells

Souldretaining a Tunbridge Wells conveyancing practice make my purchase more efficient?

Tunbridge Wells is a unique place, where regional knowledge is a big bonus. The laid-back lifestyle has it’s attractions – just not for your home move. The property lawyers that we endorse display well rounded Tunbridge Wells knowledge with a positive, hands-onattitude that helps the conveyancing to progress actively engaging with all parties thus reducing the scope for delays. It is a distinct advantage where they can make use of well established connections with financial advisers, search providers, surveyors and counterpart Tunbridge Wells conveyancing practitioners

My brother and I have recently purchased a property in Tunbridge Wells. We have since encountered a number of issues with the property which we suspect were missed in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? Can you clarify the nature of searches that needed to have been ordered as part of conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells?

The question is vague as to the nature of the problems and if they are specific to conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells. Conveyancing searches and investigations initiated as part of the buying process are supposed to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, a seller fills in a form referred to as a SPIF. If the information ends up being inaccurate, then you may have a claim against the owner for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Tunbridge Wells.

I appreciate that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to have this when purchasing a house in Tunbridge Wells? or I am told that there is a law dating back centuries that could mean that house owners residing in a parish church boundary may be liable to contribute towards repairs to the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this suitable for conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells?

Unless a prior purchase of the house took place after 12 October 2013 you may take it that conveyancing practitioners carrying out conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

The deeds to our property are lost. The conveyancers who conducted the conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells 10 years ago have long since closed. Will I be able to sell the house?

You no longer need to hold title official documentation to evidence that you are the owner of your registered land or premises, as the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.

How easy is it to use the search tool to locate a conveyancing lawyer in Tunbridge Wells on the panel for my lender?

First pick a lender such as Halifax, Norwich and Peterborough Building Society or Godiva Mortgages Ltd then choose your preferred area a common one being Tunbridge Wells. Conveyancing organisations in Tunbridge Wells and further afield will then be identified.

Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells with the aim of expediting the sale process?

  • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells can be reduced if you instruct lawyers the minute your agents start marketing the property and request that they start to put together the leasehold documentation which will be required by the buyers’ lawyers.
  • In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s consent? In particular have you laid down wooden flooring? Most leases in Tunbridge Wells state that internal structural changes or addition of wooden flooring necessitate a licence from the Landlord consenting to such works. Should you dont have the approvals in place you should not communicate with the landlord without contacting your lawyer in advance. The majority of freeholders or managing agents in Tunbridge Wells levy fees for supplying management packs for a leasehold property. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the fee that they propose to charge. The management information sought as soon as you have a buyer, thus reducing delays. The average time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most common cause of delay in leasehold conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells. If you have had conflict with your landlord or managing agents it is essential that these are resolved before the property is marketed. The purchasers and their solicitors will be nervous about purchasing a property where there is an ongoing dispute. You will have to accept that you will have to pay any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to completion of the sale. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled prior to the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose details of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is better to reveal the dispute as historic rather than unresolved. If you hold a share in a the Management Company, you should make sure that you hold the original share certificate. Organising a new share certificate is often a lengthy formality and slows down many a Tunbridge Wells conveyancing deal. If a new share certificate is required, do contact the company officers or managing agents (where applicable) for this at the earliest opportunity.

I inherited a 1st floor flat in Tunbridge Wells, conveyancing having been completed October 1996. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Corresponding flats in Tunbridge Wells with an extended lease are worth £186,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 invoiced every year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2075

With just 52 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £29,500 and £34,000 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Tunbridge Wells

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Tunbridge Wells practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • 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 firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Tunbridge Wells specialising in commercial conveyancing in Tunbridge Wells. This should include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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

Tunbridge Wells commercial property solicitors draw on a wide range of commercial expertise offering advice on numerous issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Property finance transactions, including sale and leaseback Offices, shops, public houses, off licenses, factories, nursing homes and warehouses Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners complex procedures concerning renewal, rent reviews, dilapidations and the many obligations encountered by Landlords and Tenants of business premises Development, including options, overage agreements, JCT building contracts

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

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