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Whitstable Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 90% freehold and 10% leasehold conveyancing in Whitstable for this year to date
  • 2 was the busiest month and was the next busiest month while was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Whitstable
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Whitstable that are buy to let is 5%
  • 5 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £10,293

Examples of recent conveyancing in Whitstable since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Whitstable

What is the most effective way to search for the right lawyer to supply a quality service for my conveyancing in Whitstable?

Option 1 is to ask the people you trust who they would recommend.

Second, use a comparison service on the internet for conveyancing in Whitstable. Ring two or three listed and ask them to forward you their conveyancing costs illustrations and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will handle the conveyancing prior tocommitting.

Third is to make use of our search tool to help you find the right solicitors for you based on your unique expectations including area of the property,timings, complexity and who the proposed lender is. Don't take the bait of low cost conveyancing in Whitstable

The owners have very assertive sellers who has insisted on a lock out agreement with a payment 10k. Are such contracts recommended for Whitstable conveyancing transactions?

There are two primary concerns with entering into any lock out contract (occasionally termed a shut-out contract) is that it diverts attention away from moving forward with the conveyancing work, so in the absence of it needing limited or no negotiation then it could transpire to be a hindrance. It is not particularly popular amongst Whitstable conveyancing solicitors for this reason. A supplemental concern is the extent of the remedies available - an aggrieved buyer is extremely unlikely to be granted injunctive relief to bar the vendor completing the sale to a third party, so the only remedy open via the agreement will be the recovery of wasted charges and, in limited scenarios, the additional payment of penalties.

My aunt informed me that in purchasing a property in Whitstable there may be various restrictions preventing external changes to the property. Is this right?

There are a number of properties in Whitstable which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to execute external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Whitstable should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I happen to be the sole recipient of my late father’s will with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in Whitstable. The Whitstable property was put into my name in June. I plan to dispose of the property. I understand that there is a Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship could be regarded the same way as if I'd bought the house in June. Will no one buy the property for half a year?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook obliges conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you might be impacted by that. How practical a view banks take of it, depend on the bank as this provision is primarily there to capture subsales or the wholesaling and assigning of property.

At last I have had an offer on a flat in Whitstable accepted, the sellers do however have a dependent purchase. The owners have put an offer on a property, but it’s not been accepted yet, and are looking at other apartments in the pipeline. I have chosen a local conveyancing solicitor in Whitstable. What should be my next step? At what stage should I apply for the mortgage with Skipton?

It is understandable to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket prematurely (mortgage application is approx £1k, then valuation, Whitstable conveyancing search charges, etc). The first course of action is to ensure that your conveyancing practitioner is on the Skipton approved list. As to the subsequent stages this very much depends on the specifics of your case, desire for this property and on the state of the market. In a buoyant market the majority of buyers will apply for the mortgage with Skipton and arrange for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their solicitor to proceed with the conveyancing in Whitstable.

Me and my brother have a terraced Victorian house in Whitstable. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Yorkshire Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for 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 Whitstable 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 buyers. You can also check the position with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Whitstable is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Whitstable are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Whitstable you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Whitstable 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.

Are there any apps to assist me to identify a Whitstable solicitor on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel? I have a car and am willing to travel upto 25miles to meet the conveyancer.

You can use the facility on this website. Please choose the bank and your location and you will see a number of Whitstable conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have listed some Whitstable conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can contact them to check whether they are on the Skipton Building Society approved list

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Whitstable regulated by the SRA

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

  • Pocock's Solicitors Limited, Elizabeth House, 63 Oxford Street, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1DA
  • Foster Mackay Limited, 67 High Street, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5LQ

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Whitstable

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Whitstable with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Pocock's Solicitors Limited, Elizabeth House, 63 Oxford Street, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1DA
  • Foster Mackay Limited, 67 High Street, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5LQ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Whitstable regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Whitstable with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Whitstable. This should include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Pocock's Solicitors Limited, Elizabeth House, 63 Oxford Street, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1DA
  • Foster Mackay Limited, 67 High Street, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5LQ

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

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