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Reasons to use our Westgate on Sea conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Westgate on Sea lawyers work in conjunction with Westgate on Sea estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 2 Conveyancer conveyancing solicitors have excellent personal links with Westgate on Sea estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 The organisations listed on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 4 Our site is the only site that enables you the facility to check that your conveyancing in Westgate on Sea will be carried out by a property lawyer on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 5 Westgate on Sea property lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to Westgate on Sea conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Westgate on Sea since March 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Westgate on Sea

I am in a contract race with another prospective purchaser for a property in Westgate on Sea. What can I do to speed up matters?

First, If the seller is applying a tight deadline to sign contracts it is advisable to make sure that your lawyer is familiar with the area as they will make use of local contacts and insight. It is possible that they would have transacted otherproperties in the same neighbourhood. You would be best advised to use a Westgate on Sea conveyancing lawyer. Second, check that the lawyer is on the lender panel. It is believed that just under twenty per cent of Westgate on Sea conveyancing transactions are delayed or jeopardised after discovering a purchaser’s conveyancer was not on their banks member panel. This can often result in the home move being frustrated by an average of 21 days. It is said that this issue affects in the region of 100,000 home sales annually. Many Westgate on Sea conveyancing firms can not represent certain lenders so do check as early as possible.

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Westgate on Sea? Is this really necessary?

You are right in the requirement set out by your solicitor has nothing to do with conveyancing in Westgate on Sea. Nowadays you can not complete any conveyancing process without first handing over proof of your identity. Ordinarily this takes the form of a either your passport or driving licence plus a council tax bill. Please note that if you are supplying your driving licence as evidence of identification it needs to be both the paper part as well as the photo card part, one is not acceptable in the absence of the other.

Proof of the source of money is necessary in accordance with the Money Laundering Regulations. Please do not be offended when when this is requested of you as your conveyancing solicitor must have this information on record. Your Westgate on Sea conveyancing solicitor will require evidence of proof of funds prior to accepting any monies from you into their client account and they may also ask further questions regarding the origin of monies.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and identified one near me in Westgate on Sea I like with amenity areas and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 52 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Westgate on Sea in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?

Should you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this.

I am looking to sell my house. My former lawyers has retired. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Westgate on Sea if that makes things easier.

Do use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Westgate on Sea. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for leasehold conveyancing in Westgate on Sea. I happened to discover a site which looks to be the ideal offering If it is possible to get all formalities done via phone that would be ideal. Do I need to be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Westgate on Sea. Before I set the wheels in motion I want to be sure as to the unexpired term of the lease.

If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and almost all are in Westgate on Sea - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I inherited a leasehold flat in Westgate on Sea, conveyancing was carried out 8 years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Comparable flats in Westgate on Sea with over 90 years remaining are worth £175,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 charged once a year. The lease terminates on 21st October 2080

With just 58 years left to run the likely cost is going to range between £23,800 and £27,400 as well as costs.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs without more comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Westgate on Sea regulated by the SRA

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

  • Boys & Maughan, India House, Hawley Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1PZ
  • Hardman And Watson Limited, 5 Lloyd Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1HX
  • Barnes Marsland Solicitors Limited, 103 High Street, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1JS
  • Thorn Drury & Searles, 76 High Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9RS
  • Robinson Allfree, 17-25 Cavendish Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9AL

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Westgate on Sea regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Westgate on Sea specialising in commercial conveyancing in Westgate on Sea. This will likely include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Boys & Maughan, India House, Hawley Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1PZ
  • Hardman And Watson Limited, 5 Lloyd Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1HX
  • Barnes Marsland Solicitors Limited, 103 High Street, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1JS
  • Thorn Drury & Searles, 76 High Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9RS
  • Robinson Allfree, 17-25 Cavendish Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9AL

Planning law solicitors in Westgate on Sea regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Westgate on Sea with expertise in planning law. This may include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Boys & Maughan, India House, Hawley Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1PZ

Neighboring Locations

Birchington
Westgate on Sea
Broadstairs
Margate
Sandwich
Deal
Ramsgate

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

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