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Wadhurst Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £16,783
  • 2 138 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Wadhurst
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £540
  • 4 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Wadhurst is 8% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 5 74% freehold and 26% leasehold conveyancing in Wadhurst for this year to date

Examples of recent conveyancing in Wadhurst since November 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wadhurst

My mortgage broker has requested my Wadhurst lawyer’ panel member for the HSBC conveyancing panel. Can you suggest how I obtain this. I have called my local Wadhurst branch but they have not got back to me yet.

Have you tried contacting your Wadhurst conveyancing practitioner about this?. They retain a central record lender panel numbers.

I am getting closer to an exchange on a house in Wadhurst and my mum and dad have transferred the 10% deposit to my conveyancing practitioner. I am now advised that as the deposit has not come from me my conveyancer needs to make a notification to my bank. I am advised that, in also acting for the bank he must advise them that the balance of the purchase price is not just from me. I disclosed to the mortgage company about my parents' contribution when I applied for the mortgage, so is it really necessary for him to raise this?

Your property lawyer is duty bound to clarify with lender to make sure that they are aware that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own resources. The solicitor can only reveal this to your lender if you permit them to, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

I just bought a house at auction in Wadhurst. Conveyancing is necessary. What are my next steps?

Given that you have now exchanged you will need to retain a conveyancing solicitor quickly as you are facing a tight deadline in which to complete the deal. Every auction property will have an associated auction set of papers. This should include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. In the case of leasehold property the legal papers should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork pertinent to leasehold premises. You should give this to the lawyer working for you at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that you have funds organised to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

is it true that all Wadhurst solicitor firms on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel are overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Kent Reliance approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some mortgage companies do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the firms would be regulated by the CLC.

The formalities of my purchase has taken place for my property in Wadhurst. Conveyancing was of an acceptable standard but I would like to complain about the lender. How do I make a complaint?

Almost all lenders have complaints procedures. Your first point of contact should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Care Department at head office. We understand that 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 who will take matters further.

I am buying my first flat in Wadhurst with the aid of help to buy. The builders would not budge the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of fixtures and fittings instead. The house builders rep told me not disclose to my lawyer about this extras as it could impact my mortgage with the lender. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I opted to have a survey carried out on a property in Wadhurst before retaining solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. My surveyor has said that some banks tend refuse to give a mortgage on a flying freehold house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different instructions for example to Nationwide. If you contact us we can look into this further via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Wadhurst. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

Are there any compelling advantages to choosing a local lawyer in Wadhurst

Plenty of house movers in Wadhurst decide on using a local solicitor so that they can visit in the event that they have problems, and to collect documents rather than run the risk of depending on the Royal Mail.

There is a marginal edge in opting for a lawyer nearby to the property you are buying, due to the familiarity of the region and possible local concerns - yet this is debatable. Most conveyancers undertaking their work via the web and may be anywhere in the world.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Wadhurst regulated by the SRA

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

  • Knights, Regency House, 25 High Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1UT
  • Burtons Solicitors Limited, Tyled House, 23a High Street, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4PH
  • Parfitt Cresswell Trading As €˜max Barford & Co.’, Max Barford & Co, 16 Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1QU
  • Thomson Snell & Passmore Llp, 3 Lonsdale Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1NX
  • Parfitt Cresswell Trading As €˜keene Marsland’, Keene Marsland, 6 Clanricarde Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1PH

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Wadhurst

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Wadhurst practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Wowlaw Solicitors, 3 Montacute Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8HG
  • Knights, Regency House, 25 High Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1UT
  • Burtons Solicitors Limited, Tyled House, 23a High Street, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4PH
  • Parfitt Cresswell Trading As €˜max Barford & Co.’, Max Barford & Co, 16 Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1QU
  • Thomson Snell & Passmore Llp, 3 Lonsdale Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1NX

Residential in Wadhurst is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Property lawyer instructed by the buyer once the offer has been accepted
  • Examining the title to the premises
  • Conducting Wadhurst property searches with respect to the title
  • Considering the draft contract pack and other papers received from the seller’s lawyer
  • Raising queries with the vendor’s lawyer
  • Negotiating the sale contract
  • Examining replies given by the seller to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (where applicable)
  • Drafting and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; reporting to the buyer on the contents of the contract pack, pre-contract enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the purchase and the mortgage (if 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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