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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hythe

As someone with no idea as to the Hythe conveyancing process what’s the number one tip you can give me for the house moving process in Hythe

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Hythe or throughout Kent is an adversarial experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of room for conflict between you and others involved in the transaction. For example, the seller, property agent and even potentially the lender. Selecting a solicitor for your conveyancing in Hythe should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE person in the process whose responsibility is to protect your best interests and to keep you safe.

Every so often a third party with a vested interest may attempt to sway you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For instance, the property agent may claim to be helping by suggesting your solicitor is dragging his heels. Or your mortgage broker may try to convince you to do take action that is contrary to your lawyers guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the conveyancing process.

Have just purchased a repossessed house at auction in Hythe. Conveyancing is required. What happens now?

Having legally bound yourself to purchase you will need to choose a conveyancing practitioner soon as you will have a pending a drop dead date to complete the purchase. An auction property will have an associated auction pack. This will include most,if not all of the documents that your solicitor will need. Where you are dealing with leasehold property the auction pack should include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork pertinent to a leasehold property. You need to pass this on to the solicitor instructed by you at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that you have funds organised to complete on the date specified in the contract.

We are buying a end of terrace house in Hythe. Our aim is to an extension at the rear at the house.Will the conveyancing process involve checks to ascertain if these works are prohibited?

Your conveyancer should check the deeds as conveyancing in Hythe can sometimes reveal restrictions in the title documents which restrict certain works or need the consent of a 3rd party. Certain works call for local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Some locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or impact extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.

Can you point me to a directory of Coventry BS panel solicitors in Hythe on the Building Society Association’s Website?

Unfortunately not yet. There is no such directory service on the CML or Building Society Association websites. Very few lenders make their panel listings available over the internet. Where you are in need of a Hythe conveyancer on the Coventry BS please use our facility.

I got the keys to my flat on 14 May and my personal details is not yet registered. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Hythe advises it should be recorded inside ten days. Are titles in Hythe particularly slow to register?

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Hythe registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can adjust subject to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry have to notify any third parties. Currently in the region of three quarters of such applications are fully dealt with within 12 days but occasionally there can be longer hold-ups. Registration takes place after the purchaser is living at the premises so 'speed' is not usually top priority but where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer could communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.

How does conveyancing in Hythe differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Hythe contact 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 Hythe tend to purchase 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Hythe or who has acted in the same development.

What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a Hythe conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

If you are instructing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Hythe conveyancing practice) it is essential that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We recommend that you speak with two or three firms including non Hythe conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be helpful:

    Can they put you in touch with clients in Hythe who can give a testimonial?

I am the registered owner of a split level flat in Hythe, conveyancing formalities finalised November 2001. 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? Corresponding flats in Hythe with an extended lease are worth £181,000. The ground rent is £55 levied per year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2070

With 51 years unexpired the likely cost is going to be between £30,400 and £35,200 plus costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

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