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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Gillingham

My best friend’s brother is a conveyancing practitioner. I anticipate that I will receive preferential fee for conveyancing, but if not, what kind of figure should I be paying for conveyancing in Gillingham?

It’s wise to look for multiple conveyancing estimates. Do use our search tool on this site. The estimates will contrast greatly but service levels do differ between solicitors as is the case with most professions.

How does conveyancing in Gillingham differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Gillingham approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is constructed. This is because new home sellers in Gillingham usually buy the real estate, 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 Gillingham or who has acted in the same development.

As co-executor for the will of my father I am selling a house in Cardiff but live in Gillingham. My lawyer (based 200 miles from mehas requested that I execute a statutory declaration prior to completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Gillingham who can attest this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are based in Gillingham

What makes a Gillingham lease unacceptable for security purposes?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Gillingham. Most leases are drafted differently and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain clauses are missing. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Maintenance charge proportions which don’t add up to the correct percentage Insurance obligations

You may have a problem when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. National Westminster Bank, Norwich and Peterborough Building Society, and Alliance & Leicester all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the buyer to withdraw.

Gillingham Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Questions you should consider before Purchasing

    Are there any major works in the near future that will likely increase the service fees? Does the lease contain onerous restrictions?

My folks cant seem to find their Gillingham property on the HM Land Registry site. They have a vague memory back in the 60’s when they purchased the house there were complications concerning Gillingham not being identified on some systems.

The vast majority of residences in Gillingham should appear. Have you limited your search with simply the postcode. Ordinarily it should mention all the properties inside the postcode. Where registered it will be there with a title number. Where they bought fifty years ago it's conceivable it may be not yet registered. The property might still be revealed but with the title number shown 'na'. In this scenario you will need to locate the original title papers which might be with your parent’s bank.

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