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Logical reasons to use our service to assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Walderslade

  • 1 Our site is the only site that enables you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in Walderslade will be carried out by a law firm on your bank authorised panel.
  • 2 The companies identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 3 Walderslade conveyancers work in partnership with Walderslade estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 4 The accumulation of transactions means that Walderslade solicitor have developed excellent links with Walderslade local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your conveyancing in Walderslade.
  • 5 Notwithstanding what other lawyers inform you it could be necessary to visit your conveyancer to execute contracts. There are enough parties with an interest in a homemove without needing to include the postman into the pot.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Walderslade since October 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Walderslade

Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to visit the offices of the solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Walderslade so that I can pop in to their offices if necessary.

Nowadays conveyancing panel lawyers for mortgage companies conduct all of the communications via Royal Mail, e-mail or over the phone. This enables them to conduct the conveyancing transaction regardless of where you live in England or Wales. However you should check if you have the option of visiting the offices of your conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.

Are all Walderslade Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Santander conveyancing panel?

A selection of banks and building societies now utilise CQS as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to join their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

I am purchasing a property in Walderslade. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Yorkshire BS have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Yorkshire BS your lawyer must comply with the formal instructions contained in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Yorkshire BS. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook sets out minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and lawyers are required to report to Yorkshire BS where a lease does not comply with these conditions. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not isolated to Walderslade.

Leeds Building Society have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on a property in Walderslade has been accepted, what are the next steps?

Your property agent will wish to know who your solicitors are (ensure that the solicitors are on the bank’s panel). Telephone Leeds Building Society or your financial adviser and finish off any appropriate documentation. Leeds Building Society will sellect a valuer who will get in touch with the selling agent or owners to book a slot for the valuation to happen. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes approximately ten days to receive the mortgage offer. Leeds Building Society will issue the offer to you and your conveyancers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Walderslade.

Do commercial conveyancing searches disclose impending roadworks that may impact a commercial land in Walderslade?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Walderslade will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Walderslade. The search result sets out definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Walderslade.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Walderslade it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could result in delays to Walderslade commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in Walderslade.

It has been 2 months since my purchase conveyancing in Walderslade took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

How does conveyancing in Walderslade differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Walderslade come to us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because builders in Walderslade typically buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Walderslade or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Walderslade ahead of retaining solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may refuse to grant a loan on a flying freehold house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Walderslade. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Walderslade regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Walderslade with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Walderslade. This could include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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

Domestic 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 across 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

Planning law solicitors in Walderslade regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Walderslade with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • The Kingsley Smith Trustee Company, 81 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE
  • Kingsley Smith Solicitors Llp, 81 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4EE
  • Brachers Llp, Somerfield House, 57-59 London Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8JH
  • Whitehead Monckton Limited, Monckton House, 72 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BL

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

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