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Whitstable Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time frame of 33 days for registration of title in Whitstable
  • 2 February was the busiest month and January was the next busiest month while March was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Whitstable
  • 3 Average time from start to completion was 54 days for conveyancing in Whitstable
  • 4 85% freehold and 15% leasehold conveyancing in Whitstable for last year
  • 5 Percentage of cases in Whitstable that are buy to let is 7%

Examples of recent conveyancing in Whitstable since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Whitstable

Willinstructing a Whitstable conveyancing solicitor make my purchase more efficient?

On the whole conveyancing lawyers in your area will benefit from excellent alliances with your local authority, which could help with your Whitstable conveyancing searches that your conveyancer will need to carry out. It also helps if they enjoy strong relationships with the Local Land Registry Office your area Whitstable, other property lawyers in the area and Whitstable selling agents.

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Whitstable is more expensive?

In short, leasehold conveyancing in Whitstable and elsewhere usually involve extra hours of investigation compared to freehold conveyancing. This includes analysing the lease terms, corresponding with the landlord about serving appropriate notices, procuring current service charge and management information, obtaining the freeholder’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – regardless of the fact the lease has passed through many different property solicitors hands since it was first entered into.

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Whitstable

There are many recorded licenced Conveyancers in Whitstable and Solicitor partnerships in Whitstable offering conveyancing We would stress that both are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal aspects of transferring property. They may both also conduct associated property related work such as remortgage conveyancing, lease extensions and transfer of equity conveyancing.

This question may be naive but I am unexperienced as FTB of a two bedroom flat in Whitstable. Do I pick up the keys to the house on the completion date from my lawyer? If so, I will use a local conveyancing solicitor in Whitstable?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will transfer the completion advance to the vendor’s solicitors, and once they have received this, you should be able to collect the keys from the Estate Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

Completion of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Whitstable. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I feel I should register my dissatisfaction about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?

Almost all lenders have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Department at head office. We understand that complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. However if you are not satisfied that the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service with full details of your complaint.

I am purchasing a new build house in Whitstable with the aid of help to buy. The sellers refused to budge the amount so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The house builders rep told me not disclose to my lawyer about this side-deal as it may adversely affect my loan with Nottingham Building Society. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I am 18 days into a freehold purchase having been referred to solicitors by the selling agent to execute conveyancing in Whitstable. We are not happy. Could you help me find new lawyers?

A lawyer would need to be very bad in order to consider changing them. Has your loan offer been sent? If so you will need to make them aware of the new lawyer and get the offer are issued to the new lawyers. The solicitor ideally should be on the banks panel to avoid supplemental costs and complications. So that should be your first question of the new conveyancers. Our find a solicitor tool should help you find a lender approved conveyancer for your conveyancing in Whitstable

I am hoping to sign contracts shortly on a studio apartment in Whitstable. Conveyancing lawyers have said that they will have a report out to me next week. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Whitstable should include some of the following:

    You should be sent a copy of the lease Repair and maintenance of the premises What options are open to you if a neighbour breaches a clause of their lease? Whether the landlord has obligations to ensure rights of quiet enjoyment over your property and do you know what it means in practice? You should have a good understanding of the building insurance obligations
For a comprehensive list of information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Whitstable please ask your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in Whitstable.

I acquired a 1 bedroom flat in Whitstable, conveyancing was carried out April 2003. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Comparable flats in Whitstable with an extended lease are worth £201,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 levied per year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2086

With just 65 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £13,300 and £15,400 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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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 small selection of solicitors in Whitstable practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

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

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Whitstable?

Licensed Conveyancers assist with the transfer of the legal title of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing countrywide not just Whitstable. When using a Licensed Conveyancer regulated by the CLC, you are entitled to:
  • Have an honest and lawful service.
  • Have a high standard of legal services.
  • Receive your matters dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Receive a high quality of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Have a service which is accessible and responsive to your individual needs.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your individual needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Have a speedy, independent and comprehensive service where making a complaint about your conveyancing in Whitstable about your conveyancing in Whitstable.

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