Find a Kent Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

Ready to buy a new home in Kent? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Kent transaction at risk of delay or failure.

Only LenderPanel.com provides a subset of authorised Kent conveyancers for over 130 lenders.

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kent

What is the most effective way to search for the right solicitor who will provide a quality service for our conveyancing in Kent?

Option 1 is to ask your friends and family who they experienced using in the past and if they were happy with the service.

Option 2 is to search the internet for conveyancing in Kent. Phone two or three from the list and request that they send you their conveyancing charges and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will oversee your legal process prior tomaking your choice.

Option 3 is to make use of our search tool to assist you in finding the right solicitors for you based on your individual factors including area of the property,speed, complications and who your intended lender is. Avoid the trap of appointing low cost conveyancing in Kent

I have given 2 months notice to my existing landlord and must be out of my let out property in Kent by the end of next month. Conveyancing on my purchase is progressing. Can I complete in six weeks as don't want to have to move into temporary accommodation?

The normal practice is not to give notice for your lease until exchange of contracts has taken place. Assuming that you have not already done so, update to your solicitor and request that they chase the owners side, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will work to achieve

We just had an offer accepted to buy with Loughborough BS. I dropped in a few local companies but cant to find a Kent conveyancing firm on the Loughborough BS panel. Please you assist?

Please do make the most of the search tool on this web page. Pick the lender and type Kent or your preferred area and you will discover a number of lawyer located in Kent or nearest you.

My father has suggested that I use his conveyancers in Kent. Do I take his guidance?

Much as we are happy to recommend a Kent conveyancing lawyer the ideal way to choose a conveyancing practitioner is to have guidance from friends or relatives who have actually experience in using the firm that you are contemplating using.

What are the frequently found problems that you see in leases for Kent properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Kent is not unique. All leases are individual and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain sections are not included. 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

A defective lease can cause problems when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Barclays , Coventry Building Society, and Godiva Mortgages Ltd all have express requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is problematic they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the purchaser to pull out.

I bought a split level flat in Kent, conveyancing was carried out 5 years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Corresponding properties in Kent with a long lease are worth £185,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 per annum. The lease ends on 21st October 2082

With only 61 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £18,100 and £20,800 plus costs.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. 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. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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