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Reasons to use our Westgate on Sea conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Westgate on Sea solicitors work in partnership with Westgate on Sea estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 2 Personal touch and pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Westgate on Sea conveyancing can be made a lot more protracted because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed endeavour to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 3 Westgate on Sea conveyancer are the linchpin to a successful Westgate on Sea conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 4 Westgate on Sea conveyancers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 5 This site is the only site offering you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in Westgate on Sea will be carried out by a property lawyer on your mortgage lender’s authorised panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Westgate on Sea since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Westgate on Sea

I am purchasing a victorian detached house in Westgate on Sea. We would like to carry out an extension to the side at the house.Will legal work on the property include investigations to see if these alterations are permitted?

Your solicitor will check the registered title as conveyancing in Westgate on Sea can sometimes reveal restrictions in the title documents which restrict categories of alterations or necessitated the consent of another owner. Many extensions call for local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Many areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

It is unclear whether my bank obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have telephoned my Westgate on Sea building society branch on various occasions and was told it does not impact the mortgage offer and they will lend. My Westgate on Sea conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- telephoned to say that they will not lend based on their specific requirements. I have no idea who is right.

As long as the conveyancing practitioner is on the mortgage company approved list, she or he must adhere to the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook requirements for the lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the mortgage company to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

Kent Reliance have agreed my home loan in principle, my offer on a flat in Westgate on Sea has been accepted, now what?

Your property agent will want to know who your solicitors are (ensure that the lawyers are on the bank’s approved list). Telephone Kent Reliance or the broker and finalise any appropriate forms. Kent Reliance will sellect a valuer who will get in touch with the estate agent or owners to arrange a time for the valuation to happen. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a week for the mortgage offer to be issued. Kent Reliance will issue the offer to you and your conveyancing practitioners. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Westgate on Sea.

We are downsizing from our house in Westgate on Sea and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built land that was not decontaminated. A local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers used a web based conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Westgate on Sea. Having lived in Westgate on Sea for three years we know that this is a non issue. Do we contact our local Authority to obtain clarification that the buyers are looking for.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. Are they able to advise? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)

It has been 3 months since my purchase conveyancing in Westgate on Sea took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £215,000. 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.

What does commercial conveyancing in Westgate on Sea cover?

Westgate on Sea conveyancing for business premises incorporates a broad range of services, offered by regulated solicitors, relating to business property. For instance, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the assignment of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of tenancies.

What advice can you give us when it comes to appointing a Westgate on Sea conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

If you are instructing a conveyancer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Westgate on Sea conveyancing firm) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggest that you speak with several firms including non Westgate on Sea conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be useful:

    How familiar is the firm with lease extension legislation? If the firm is not ALEP accredited then what is the reason?

Leasehold Conveyancing in Westgate on Sea - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    How much is the ground rent and service charge? Is there a share of the freehold? Its a good idea to discover as much as you can concerning the managing agents as they can either make your living at the property much easier or problematic. As the proprietor of a leasehold property you are frequently at the mercy of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to day to day matters like the tidiness of the communal areas. Enquire of other people what they think of them. In conclusion, find out the dates that you are obliged pay the service charge to the appropriate party and precisely what you get for your money.

Been reading online that Westgate on Sea solicitors are more costly than Westgate on Sea conveyancers in Westgate on Sea when it comes to purchasing a property. So is it better if I use a conveyancer or a solicitor where I am buying a property in Westgate on Sea.

When it comes to conveyancing in Westgate on Sea the costs are unlikely to vary dramatically depending on whether the legal expert is a licenced conveyancer or solicitor.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Westgate on Sea

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Westgate on Sea practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • 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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Westgate on Sea specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Boys & Maughan, India House, Hawley Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1PZ

Conveyancing in Westgate on Sea is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Conveyancer instructed by the vendor once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and related documents
  • Submitting draft papers to the lawyer retained by the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and answering additional queries from the buyer’s lawyer
  • Negotiating the transfer deed
  • Replying to requisitions submitted by the purchaser’s lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the sale
  • Receiving sale proceeds and wiring funds to the owner, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where applicable)

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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