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  • 1 The firms shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 2 West Malling conveyancers work in partnership with West Malling estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 3 Peace of mind comes when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. West Malling has a number to select from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 4 West Malling lawyer are the key to a successful West Malling home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 5 The accumulation of transactions means that West Malling lawyer have developed very good links with West Malling local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your conveyancing in West Malling.

Examples of recent conveyancing in West Malling since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Malling

I plan on acquiring an apartment in West Malling. My Conveyancer is not on the bank approved list. Can I still continue with my West Malling conveyancing solicitor even though they are not on the lender list of approved lawyers?

Your options include

  • Carry on with your preferred West Malling solicitor but your mortgage company will no doubt use a property lawyer from their approved list. The net result is additional charges together with potential interruption.
  • Choose a new solicitor to act in the purchase, making sure they are on the bank conveyancing panel.
  • Convince your conveyancing practitioner to do everything possible to join the lender’s panel of solicitors

I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and must leave my let out property in West Malling by 14/8/2024. Conveyancing on my purchase is progressing. Is it possible to complete in 5 weeks as don't want to have to find short term accommodation?

The normal practice is not to provide notice for your letting unless you have exchanged. Assuming that you have not previously done so, notify to your conveyancer and ask them to they chase the other side, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will work towards

I am assisting my step-mother sell her property in West Malling. Does the solicitor arrange an energy assessment or it is for the seller to coordinate?

After the demise of HIPs, energy performance certificates was maintained a compulsory element of moving house. An energy assessment should be to hand before the property is placed on the market. It is not something that conveyancers ordinarily arrange. Where you are using a West Malling conveyancing lawyer they may be able to arrange EPC’s given their relationships with reputable local providers

This question may be naive but I am unexperienced as a first time buyer of a ground floor flat in West Malling. Do I receive the keys to the property on completion from my solicitor? If so, I will use a local conveyancing solicitor in West Malling?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will electronically transfer the completion advance to the owner’s solicitors, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be able to collect the keys from the selling Agents and move into your new home. Usually this happens between 1 and 3pm.

Planning on purchasing a apartment in West Malling. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the West Malling conveyancer is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel.

I have justfound out that Wolstenholmes have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in West Malling for a purchase of a freehold house 18 months ago. How can I establish that my home is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest way to check if the property is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of West Malling conveyancing specialists.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. West Malling is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can impart?

Flying freeholds in West Malling are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in West Malling you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in West Malling may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

Is it best to instruct a West Malling conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am buying? An old friend can conduct the conveyancing however his firm is located approximately 350kilometers away.

The benefit of a local West Malling conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to sign documents, deliver your identification documents and pester them if necessary. Having local West Malling know how is a plus. However it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have instructed your friend and they were happy that must trump using an unfamiliar West Malling conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being based in the area.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in West Malling

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in West Malling specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Brachers Llp, Somerfield House, 57-59 London Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8JH
  • Daniel Francis Solicitors, 5a Tonbridge Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8RL

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in West Malling regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in West Malling specialising in commercial conveyancing in West Malling. This will likely include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Brachers Llp, Somerfield House, 57-59 London Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8JH
  • Sharpe & Perl, 23 The Row, New Ash Green, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8JB
  • Daniel Francis Solicitors, 5a Tonbridge Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8RL

Planning law solicitors in West Malling regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in West Malling practicing in planning law. This should include advice on compulsory purchases in West Malling
  • Brachers Llp, Somerfield House, 57-59 London Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8JH

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