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Reasons to use our Walderslade conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Walderslade lawyers work in partnership with Walderslade estate agents, house builders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, with the intention of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 2 Personal touch together with pure property expertise are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Walderslade home moves can become a lot more stressful as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 3 The Walderslade conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Walderslade
  • 4 Our site is the first site that enables you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in Walderslade will be conducted by a property lawyer on your lender’s member panel.
  • 5 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often based hundreds of kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Walderslade

Examples of recent conveyancing in Walderslade since June 2022*

Disposal

of apartment Duchess Of Kent Drive ME5 8DG, at buying amount of £220,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion

Disposal

of house residence, Lords Wood Lane, ME5 8JT completing on 24/06/2022 at a price of £520,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer

Transfer

of house residence, Winchelsea Road, ME5 7LY completing on 08/07/2022 at a price of £296,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Sale

of semi-detached residence, Locksley Close, ME5 9BT completing on 24/06/2022 at a price of £360,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Walderslade

My nephew is purchasing a new build apartment in Walderslade with a home loan from UBS. His conveyancer has said that there is a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?

The form is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the UBS conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when asked. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the UBS conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

What is the first thing I need to know about purchase conveyancing in Walderslade?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Walderslade and elsewhere in Kent is an adversarial experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is an abundance of opportunity for friction between you and other parties involved in the transaction. E.g., the vendor, property agent and sometimes a bank. Selecting a lawyer for your conveyancing in Walderslade should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the process whose interest is to look after your legal interests and to keep you safe.

There is a worrying ongoing adversarial element to conveyancing- someone must be at fault for the process being so protracted. You your first instinct should be to trust your conveyancer ahead of the other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

What happens if my solicitor is suspended from the TSB Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Walderslade?

First, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.

I am aiming to move home in October. Will my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the completion day. Incidentally, can you suggest a removal company in Walderslade. Conveyancing lawyer was organised before I stumbled across your site.

On the afternoon of completion you will need to pick up the keys from the property agent however this should only be done when the previous owners lawyers confirm to the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be passed over. Subsequently you should tell the removal company that you are ready to move in. As a matter of policy we do not recommend a particular removal organisation but can assist you in locating a conveyancing in Walderslade or a solicitor that specialises in conveyancing in Walderslade.

I'm the only recipient of my late mum's will and I have everything in my name alone, including the house in Walderslade. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in August. I plan to dispose of the house. I understand that there is a Mortgage Lenders 6 month 'rule', meaning my proprietorship could be regarded the same way as though I had purchased the house in August. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook requires solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you could be affected by that. How practical a view mortgage companies take of it, depend on the bank as this provision principally exists to identify subsales or the quick reselling of properties.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Co-operative. I assume I don't need a Walderslade property lawyer on the Co-operative panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Co-operative mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Co-operative mortgage from the register. Co-operative, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Co-operative has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Co-operative has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Co-operative mortgage has been paid off.

Various web forums that I have frequented warn that are the number one cause of stalling in Walderslade house deals. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the most frequent causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are not likely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Walderslade.

Just acquired a semi-detached house in Walderslade , how long should it take for the Land Registry to register my title? My Walderslade conveyancing solicitor has been very slow, so I want to be certain that my purchase is registered.

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Walderslade registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timeframes can adjust depending on who lodges the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry must send notices to any 3rd parties. Currently in the region of 80% of submission are fully dealt with in less than three weeks but some can be subject to extensive hold-ups. Registration takes place after the purchaser is living at the premises so post completion formalities is not typically top priority but if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your solicitor can communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Walderslade

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Walderslade practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Stephens & Son Llp, Rome House, 41 Railway Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4RP
  • V. E. White & Co. Ltd, 10 Parkwood Green, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 9PN
  • Winch & Winch, 5 New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6AR
  • Hawkridge & Company Llp, 39 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 5TR
  • Bassets, 156 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1ET

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Walderslade regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Walderslade with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Walderslade. This may include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Stephens & Son Llp, Rome House, 41 Railway Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4RP
  • J N Jones Solicitors, 1 Cambridge Terrace, Cambridge House Business Centre, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4RG
  • V. E. White & Co. Ltd, 10 Parkwood Green, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 9PN
  • Winch & Winch, 5 New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6AR
  • The Kingsley Smith Trustee Company, 81 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Walderslade regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Walderslade but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Raymond Beer & Co Ltd, 16 Manor Road, ME4 6AG
  • Andrew Lee & Co, 93-95 High Street, ME14 1SA
  • Homden Property Lawyers, 26 Sharfleet Drive, ME2 2UA

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

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