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Reasons to use our Whitstable conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Whitstable conveyancers will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Whitstable is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 3 Property lawyer conveyancing firms have very good personal connections with Whitstable selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 This site is the only site that enables you the ability to ensure that your conveyancing in Whitstable will be carried out by a law firm on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 5 Personal touch together with pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Whitstable home moves can be made significantly more complicated due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Whitstable since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Whitstable

My wife and I have lately purchased a property in Whitstable. We have since encountered a number of problems with the house which we believe were missed in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? Can you clarify the type of searches that needed to have been ordered as part of conveyancing in Whitstable?

The question is not clear as to the nature of the problems and if they are specific to conveyancing in Whitstable. Conveyancing searches and investigations initiated during the legal transfer of property are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, the vendor answers a form called a Seller’s Property Information Form. If the information turns out to be incorrect, then you may have a claim against the seller for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Whitstable.

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Whitstable? Why is this being asked of me?

In order to comply with Money Laundering Regulations any Whitstable conveyancing firm will require proof of identity in all conveyancing matters. This is normally dealt with by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility bill evidencing where you reside.

In accordance with Money Laundering Regulations, property lawyers are duty bound to check not just the ID of conveyancing clients but also the source of the money that they receive in respect of any matter. An unwillingness to disclose this will result in your lawyer terminating their retainer with you, as clearly this will cause a conflict between the set Regulations and a refusal to disclose.

Your conveyancers are duty bound to inform the relevant authorities should they believe that any monies received by them may contravene the Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules.

Our bank has recommended a law firm on their panel based in Whitstable but I would rather choose a conveyancing lawyer in Whitstable round the corner to me. Are you able to help?

Not all Whitstable conveyancing firms are listed all lender’s conveyancing panel. Do make the most of the above find an approved solicitor tool to choose a Whitstable conveyancing solicitor on the on the bank panel.

Just acquired a terraced house in Whitstable , how long will it take for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing my title? My Whitstable conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be certain that my purchase is recorded.

As far as conveyancing in Whitstable is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in the country. Rather than based on location, timescales can adjust depending on the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry need to notify any third persons or bodies. Currently approximately three quarters of submission are fully addressed within 12 days but some can be subject to protracted delays. Historically registration is effected after the buyer has moved in to the premises thus 'speed' is not always primary concern yet if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer should speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and identified one close by in Whitstable I like with open areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 52 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Whitstable in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Whitstable. Conveyancing and Yorkshire Building Society mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1995. The conveyancing solicitor in Whitstable who previously acted has long since retired. Any advice?

First contact the Land Registry to be sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is indeed the new freeholder. It is not necessary to instruct a Whitstable conveyancing practitioner to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. You should note that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

I inherited a 2 bed flat in Whitstable, conveyancing was carried out in 2009. 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? Similar properties in Whitstable with a long lease are worth £180,000. The ground rent is £65 levied per year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2082

With only 58 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £22,800 and £26,400 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns 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 placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Whitstable regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Whitstable specialising in commercial conveyancing in Whitstable. This may 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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Whitstable regulated by the CLC

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

Neighboring Locations

Faversham
Whitstable
Herne Bay
Canterbury

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

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