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Logical reasons to use our service to help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Whitstable

  • 1 Our site offers largest domestic conveyancing directory listing lender approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Whitstable regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often based many miles away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Whitstable
  • 3 The companies shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 4 Whitstable conveyancers work in conjunction with Whitstable estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to clients every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 5 Personal touch and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Whitstable conveyancing can be made a lot more complicated due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Whitstable since July 2021*

Purchase

of apartment Queens Road CT5 2FZ, purchased for £212,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of terraced premises, Friars Close, CT5 1NU completing on 19/07/2021 at a price of £700,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of house residence, Meadow Drive, CT5 3NR completing on 12/08/2021 at a price of £620,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, securing official copies of the title

Transfer

of semi premises, Western Esplanade, CT6 8RL completing on 19/07/2021 at a price of £700,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Whitstable

Is there a reason to use a Whitstable conveyancing firm when internet based conveyancers are cheap by comparison?

To take your time to find scrutinise conveyancing costs in Whitstable and you should seek a reasonable estimate but don’t waste your energy searching for the lowest priced Whitstable conveyancer. Identifying the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a seamless and a frustrating move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from an experienced lawyer. Emails can't be as helpful as a phone discussion and are no substitute for a face to face appointment. The firms that we work with will appoint you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor who can tackle your conveyancing from beginning to end, giving the sort of continuity that you are unlikely to received from an web based conveyancer. He or She will update you on progress making sure that you are regularly updated. Should it ever be necessary to contact the office you will be sure who to ask for and they will endeavour to make sure that you're not left wondering what's going on.

The owners have very brash sellers who has recommended a lock out contract with a payment two thousand pounds. Are such agreements sensible?

Lock out contracts are contracts between a home owner and prospective buyer granting the buyer the sole right to the sale of the premises for a set period of time. Essentially, an exclusivity is a document specifying that you will have a contract at a later time which is the contract for the actual sale. It is generally utilised for buyer protection though in some cases, the owner may stand to benefit from such agreements as well. There are numerous positives and negatives to having an agreement but you need to check with your solicitor but note that it may result in costing you more in conveyancing fees. For these reasons these agreements are rare in relation to conveyancing in Whitstable.

How does conveyancing in Whitstable differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Whitstable contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because builders in Whitstable typically acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Whitstable or who has acted in the same development.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and identified one near me in Whitstable I like with amenity areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 49 years on the lease. There is not much else in Whitstable in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you require a mortgage that many years will likely be problematic. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you may request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.

I'm remortgaging my current property to a BTL mortgage with The Mortgage Works and I will use the ballance of the raised equity as a down payment on a second property. The neighborhood we are talking about is Whitstable. Will your solicitors be able to act for both sets of banks and tie in the transactions?

Do use our comparison tool on this site to be sure that the solicitors are approved by both banks. Assuming that they are your solicitor should be able to connect the two deals but you should have a chat with you conveyancer and make clear your desired outcome and needs.

Am I best advised to use a Whitstable conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am hoping to buy? I have an old university friend who can conduct the conveyancing but they are based 400kilometers drive away.

The primary upside of using a local Whitstable conveyancing firm is that you can drop in to execute documents, hand in your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local Whitstable know how is a plus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have instructed your friend and on the whole were happy that must trump using an unfamiliar Whitstable conveyancing solicitor just because they are based in the area.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Whitstable

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Whitstable specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Service charge disputes

  • 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 may include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Pocock's Solicitors Limited, Elizabeth House, 63 Oxford Street, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1DA
  • Foster Mackay Limited, 67 High Street, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5LQ

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Whitstable regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Whitstable but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Joanna Verrico & Associates, Bank Chambers, CT6 6PL

Neighboring Locations

Faversham
Whitstable
Herne Bay
Canterbury

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