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Reasons to use our Walderslade conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Notwithstanding what other companies tell you it just might be important to attend your lawyer to execute contracts. There are enough parties with an interest in a homemove without having to add the postman into the equation.
  • 2 Walderslade solicitors will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Walderslade is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Walderslade conveyancers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Walderslade conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can affect your sale or purchase
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often based hundreds of kilometers away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Walderslade

Examples of recent conveyancing in Walderslade since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Walderslade

I own a freehold property in Walderslade but still charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Walderslade and has limited impact for conveyancing in Walderslade but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

When it comes to lenders such as Coventry BS, do Walderslade property lawyers incur an annual charge to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are unaware of any mortgage company fees to register on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

We expect to receive a OIP from Skipton this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Skipton recommend any Walderslade solicitors on the Skipton conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint Walderslade solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Skipton conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Skipton through the process.

The formalities of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Walderslade. Conveyancing was satisfactory but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. Who do I contact should I wish to lodge 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 Team at head office. Ordinarily 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.

What does a local search reveal about the house I am purchasing in Walderslade?

Walderslade conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for example Onsearch The local search is essential in every Walderslade conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any unpleasant once you have moved into your property. The search should provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject areas.

Me and my brother have a 4 bedroom Edwardian property in Walderslade. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Bank of Scotland. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Walderslade and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also check the position with the conveyancing lawyer who completed the work.

What tools are available to identify a Walderslade solicitor on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel? I have wheels and am prepared to travel upto 25miles to meet the lawyer.

Feel free to make use of the tool on this website. Please select a bank and your location and you will see a number of Walderslade conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have detailed some Walderslade conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can call them to verify if they are on the Leeds Building Society panel

In my capacity as executor for the will of my grandfather I am selling a house in Swansea but live in Walderslade. My lawyer (approximately 260 miles awayneeds me to execute a stat dec ahead of the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Walderslade who can witness this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you should not need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are Walderslade based

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Walderslade regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Walderslade with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Walderslade. This could include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • 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 Council of Licensed Conveyancers

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 solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Walderslade specialising in planning law. This will likely include advice on 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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