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Reasons to use our Whitstable conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The Whitstable conveyancing practitioners that are identified are dedicated to providing value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Whitstable
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Whitstable is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 Whitstable solicitors will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and estate agents
  • 4 Whitstable property lawyer are the key to a successful Whitstable home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 5 Whitstable property lawyers work in conjunction with Whitstable estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to clients every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times

Examples of recent conveyancing in Whitstable since June 2022*

Sale

of terraced property, Thurston Park, CT5 1RE completing on 24/06/2022 at a price of £533,500. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of semi-detached residence, Douglas Avenue, CT5 1RT completing on 24/06/2022 at a price of £520,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title

Transfer

of semi premises, Strangford Road, CT5 2EP completing on 01/07/2022 at a price of £504,950. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of semi residence, Fitzroy Road, CT5 2LG completing on 12/07/2022 at a price of £470,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in readiness for completion, obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Whitstable

Recently contacted my conveyancing lawyer in Whitstable who conducted the legals 18 months ago asking for a conveyancing estimate based on the same type of house sale & purchase (a leasehold property and a freehold premises) of almost identical values with a loan from Santander. It looks as though am now being charged double. Should I look for a cheaper online property lawyer?

The costs illustration is slightly on the steep side. If you you were to look around you may be able to decrease the fees marginally by perhaps £100 plus VAT. That being said, if you were pleased with the assistance the firm gave you mightcome to rue choosing an an untested lawyer. If is important to ensure the firm can also act for Santander. You can employ our search tool to find a Whitstable conveyancing firm on the Santander approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Whitstable.

My son-in-law is purchasing a house that has just been built in Whitstable with a mortgage from HSBC. His solicitor has said that there is a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?

The document is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the HSBC conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when requested. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the HSBC conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Whitstable?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Whitstable. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

How does conveyancing in Whitstable differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Whitstable come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because new home sellers 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 property lawyers 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.

In my capacity as executor for the estate of my grandfather I am disposing of a property in Newport but reside in Whitstable. My conveyancer (approximately 300 miles awayhas requested that I sign a statutory declaration before the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Whitstable who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you should not need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Whitstable based

I am attracted to a two apartments in Whitstable which have about forty five years unexpired on the lease term. Will this present a problem?

A lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the property for a prescribed time frame. As the lease shortens the saleability of the lease decreases and it becomes more costly to extend the lease. This is why it is generally wise to extend the lease term. Sometimes it is difficult to sell a property with a short lease because mortgage companies may be reluctant to lend money on such properties. Lease enfranchisement can be a protracted process. We advise that you get professional assistance from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this field.

Whitstable Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    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 simpler or uncomfortable. Being a leasehold owner you will be in the clutches of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to daily issues like the upkeep of the common parts. Enquire of other tenants if they are happy with them. On a final note, find out the dates that you are obliged pay the service charge to the managing agents and specifically what you get for your money. What is the name of the managing agents? Generally speaking the cost for major works are not included within maintenance charges, although there some managing agents in Whitstable ask leasehold owners to pay into a reserve fund and this is used to offset against larger repairs or maintenance.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Whitstable regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Whitstable practicing in commercial conveyancing in Whitstable. This will likely include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • 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 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

Home buying in Whitstable is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Property lawyer instructed by the buyer once the offer has been accepted
  • Checking the title to the premises
  • Conducting Whitstable property searches for the property
  • Reviewing draft contract pack and other documentation collated by the seller’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Raising enquiries with the vendor’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale contract
  • Assessing replies supplied by the owner to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (if relevant)
  • Drawing up and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the change in ownership and the home loan (where applicable) at the Land Registry.

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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