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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Folkestone

I am due to move house in August. Will my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the day of completion. As an aside, can you recommend a removal company in Folkestone. Conveyancing firm was chosen prior to coming across your site.

On the afternoon of completion you will need to pick up the keys from your selling agent however this should only happen once the vendors conveyancers inform the agent that the monies to complete are in and the keys can be collected. Subsequently you should inform the removal men that you are ready to move in. We are not in a position to recommend a specific removal company but can assist you in locating a conveyancing in Folkestone or a lawyer that specialises in conveyancing in Folkestone.

I am purchasing a property in Folkestone. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender TSB be concerned?

Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with TSB your lawyer must comply with the formal instructions set out in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for TSB. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and lawyers are required to report to TSB where a lease fails to meet these conditions. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not limited to Folkestone.

My offer on a house in Folkestone has been accepted, the sellers do nevertheless have a connected purchase. The sellers have put an offer on on an apartment, but it’s not yet tied up, and have viewings of other properties in the pipeline. I have chosen a nearby conveyancing solicitor in Folkestone. What should be my next step? At what point should I apply for the mortgage with TSB?

It is normal to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs too early (home loan application is in the region of £1k, then survey, Folkestone conveyancing search fees, etc). First, you must ensure that your conveyancer is on the TSB approved list. As to the next phase this very much depends on the specifics of your case, motivation for this property and on the state of the market. During a rising market some purchasers would apply for the mortgage with TSB and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their conveyancer to press on with searches.

I'm purchasing a new build house in Folkestone benefiting from help to buy. The builders would not move on the price so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The sale representative advised me not to tell my solicitor about the extras as it will jeopardize my mortgage with Birmingham Midshires. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer 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.

Taking into account that I am about to part with £400,000 on a garden flat in Folkestone I would like to have a conversation with the conveyancer concerning thetransaction prior to giving the go ahead to the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

This is something that we recommend - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the conveyancer due to be conducting your property ownership legalities in Folkestone.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is an important person, not a file reference. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are quoted for your conveyancing in Folkestone should be the figure that you end up paying.

I am using a search engine for the phrase conveyancing in Folkestone it reveals many conveyancersin the vicinity. How do I determine which is the suitable conveyancer for the sale of my house?

The preferential method of choosing the right conveyancer is through a trusted testimonial, so enquire of colleagues and relatives who have acquired a property in Folkestone or the reputable estate agent or mortgage broker. Charges for conveyancing in Folkestone differ, so it's a good idea to request at least four fee estimates from varying types of companies. Make sure that you know that the fees are fixed.

I wish to sublet my leasehold apartment in Folkestone. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Is permission from the freeholder required?

Notwithstanding that your last Folkestone conveyancing solicitor is not around you can review your lease to see if it allows you to sublet the property. The rule is that if the deeds are non-specific, subletting is allowed. There may be a precondition that you must obtain permission from your landlord or other appropriate person prior to subletting. The net result is that you cannot sublet in the absence of prior consent. Such consent is not allowed to be unreasonably withheld. If your lease prohibits you from subletting the property you will need to ask your landlord for their consent.

I inherited a 2 bed flat in Folkestone, conveyancing having been completed in 2008. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Similar flats in Folkestone with over 90 years remaining are worth £211,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease ends on 21st October 2087

With only 68 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as legals.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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